George Washington Papers

Acct. of the Weather—in Decr. [1769]

Acct. of the Weather—in Decr. [1769]

Decr. 1. Cloudy & misty the Chief part of the day.

2. Lowering Forenoon with some Intervals [of] Sun in the Afternoon. Warm. Wind So. Wt.

3. Wind at No. Et. & Raining more or less all day.

4. Lowering & Misty day. But little wind and that at No. Wt.

5. Also lowering & disagreeable Afternoon the Morng. being clear & fine.

6. Cold & Raw. Cloudy afternoon with some Rain.

7. Clear and tolerable pleasant.

8. Clear but cool the Wind at No. West.

9. Clear and Cool the Wind Westwardly.

10. Also clear & cool. Wind in the same quarter.

11. Fine Morning, disagreeable Noon, & Rainy Afternoon. Wind Eastwardly.

12. Wind Southwest—& Misty, Rainy & sometimes Sunshine. Night warm.

13. Wind shifted to No. West in the Morning and blew hard growing amazingly Cold in the Night.

14. Ground exceeding hard froze and day cold (& clear) but not equal to Yesterday Afternoon.

15. Still cold but more moderate than yesterday. The Afternoon lowering & exceeding like for Snow.

16. Clear and more pleasant.

17. Clear & pleasant with but little Wind. Evening Cool.

18. Clear, warm & pleasant in the forenoon. Wind southwardly and Afternoon Lowering. Night Raining.

19. Misting & Raining by turns all day—the Wind being at No. East.

20. Cold Raw and Cloudy Wind what there was of it, Northwardly. Evening more moderate & clearing.

21. Very pleasant, being clear & wind Southwardly.

22. Wind at No. Et. Cloudy & Cold with a little appearance of the Sun.

23. Exceeding cold Morning. Very cloudy with great appearance of Snow. Wind Northwardly.

24. Clear and more moderate but still cool. A very white frost & Wind Northwardly—but little of it.

25. A very white Frost, clear, still, & very pleasant till the Evening then cloudy and boisterous.

26. Clear but cool the Wind blowing fresh from the No. West till the Eveng.

27. A Very white frost but still clear & exceeding pleast. Gd. Hard froze.

28. Ground exceeding hard froze & a very white frost. The day lowerg. & very threatning of Snow. Wind East.

29. Remarkably fine, clear & still.

30. Wind at No. West & fresh & day Cold.

31. Clear, still & remarkably fine and pleasant.

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