George Washington Papers

Acct. of the Weather—in August [1769]

Acct. of the Weather—in August [1769]

Augt. 1st. Very cool Morning, & not an unpleasant day.

2. Cool Morning & Evening again but midling warm Midday.

3. Clear with more warmth—but not hot.

4. Tolerably warm with the Mornings & Evenings still cool.

5. Warm morning & hot day with a thunder shower—to the Westward.

6. Warm again, with appearances of Rain but none fell.

7. Warm, but a brisk breeze about Noon.

8. Again Warm with a breeze as usual at & before noon.

9. Warm with appearances of Rain in the afternoon, but none fell.

10. Exceeding hot and Sultry, but the Heat corrected a little by the Breeze at Noon.

11. Lowering Morning with a thunder shower in the Afternoon & exceedg. Hott.

12. Again very warm—but a breeze as usual & noon wch. however sometimes dies away.

13. Very Warm with the accustomed breeze down the Vale of the Mountains.

14. Very warm forenoon with a shower or two in the Afternoon with thunder & sharpe Lightning.

15. Cool forenoon—the Wind being northwardly & fresh—but warm afternoon the wind dying away.

16. Wind Northwardly & fresh. Clouds in the Evening but no Rain here.

17. Wind Eastwardly fresh & Cool especially in the Evening & night.

18. Morning Cool, but Midday warm notwithstanding the Wind blew fresh.

19. Morning tolerably pleasant, but very warm Evening. Wind fresh.

20. Morning Warm. Abt. Noon a shower with rumbling thunder. The afternoon wet.

21. Tolerably cool & pleasant. Wind northwardly. Night Cool.

22. Cool and pleasant. Night rather cold.

23. Clear, cool, and pleasant. Wind northwardly.

24. Clear & tolerably warm with but little wind.

25. A fine Shower from the Westward about One oclock with slighter ones afterwards.

26. Morning lowering but clear & cool afterwards.

27. Clear and cool especially in the Evening & morning.

28. Cool morning but Warm Midday & Cloudy afternoon.

29. Cloudy Morning with a Shower of Rain. Clear & warm afterwards.

30. Clear but warm wind being southwardly.

31. Clear and warm with but little Wind and that Southwardly.

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