Extreme Weather During February 1937

On February 8, 1937,  Seymour, Indiana was 80 degrees. Two days later – Pine River Dam, Minnesota was -41 degrees.  A range of 121 degrees in the Midwest over a two day period.

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7 Responses to Extreme Weather During February 1937

  1. rah says:

    Seymour is about 65 miles south of Indianapolis on I-65. New weigh station there on the N. bound side and the State police and DOT like to work both sides of the interstate pretty heavily there. Thus a place of note for a driver,

  2. rah says:

    BTW we guaranteed drivers are down to four. One quit and went to WalMart to drive and the other bought a truck and became an Owner Operator. They posted for applicants to fill one of the positions and got only one candidate. I foresee busy times in this drivers future.

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      Over at Chiefio’s and other places I see a lot of things about folks deep in debt for college classes — but cannot find a job.
      Come to think of it, I can’t recall a course in big-rig operation being offered any place I’ve known.
      Of course many have such poor spatial skills they think going to New Mexico requires a Passport.
      Looks like you will stay busy!

  3. Bob Hoye says:

    Southern Alberta gets incredible Chinooks which is a warming wind coming over the mountains.
    In November 1962, the temp at Pincher Creek jumped 41C in one (1) hour.
    From -19 to +22.
    A few generations ago, there was a story about an old timer driving his buckboard wagon East into town. For comfort his wife was reclining on the straw at the back of the wagon.
    When a Chinook came through.
    He and his horse were suffering frostbite.
    His wife, sunstroke.

  4. Bob Hoye says:

    To convert to real degrees:
    That’s from -2 to 72.
    70 F change in one hour.

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