17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, April 24, 1912: This afternoon was one of the howling kind. The wind certainly did rattle the windows of that old school house.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I thought about calling this post—April Showers Bring May Flowers—but wanted to be sure that there had been showers.
Well—it didn’t rain on April 24, 1912 (so I had to come up with another post title). It was just a blustery, raw, spring day. A hundred years ago in nearby Williamsport, the low temperature was 28.9 degrees, the high was 66.9 degrees, and there was no precipitation.
(The forecast for today for Williamsport is–rain; low: 34 degrees, high: 54 degrees.)
I found the temperature information on the National Climatic Data Center website. Last January I explained how to find similar data for other towns and cities across the US. When I went back to the site to get materials for this post, I found that the process had changed, but that I could still find the data I wanted. I added a note to the end of that post which provides an update on the process.