Post by benotforgot on Feb 27, 2005 13:46:27 GMT -6
The Weather at New York From the Adams Centinel (Gettysburg, Pa.), 31 January 1827, page 1
The Weather at New York.--Mr. Hope, one of our pilots, came up this morning from Sandy Hook, in the schr. Angelica. Mr. H. went on board the schooner on Tuesday, and although he has been a pilot for twenty-seven years, he says he never experienced so severe a night as that. The "stopper," a small rope, attached to the cable, which when put out, measured only two and a half inches, increased during the night, by the accumulation of ice, to three feet seven inches in circumference. A fire was kept in the cabin of the schooner during night, notwithstanding which a pitcher of water on the table was frozen a solid cake of ice. Two schrs. and a sloop bound in were driven to sea during the night. The bay and rivers are now filled with ice.
N.Y. Adv. Jan 18.
At Norridgewock, in Maine, the cold is said to have been greater on the 29th of Dec. last than was ever before known there. The mercury stood at 34 below zero at sunrise, and at half past 8 at 32 1/2.