Weather rambling — April 1875
“This is the season of the year when Methodist ministers think of moving; where is left up to Providence and the Bishop,” The Glen’s Falls Republican reported on April 27, 1875.
One could not fault an Adirondack parson for praying that Providence — or the Bishop — would send him to a warmer climate.
It had been a rough winter.
“Mother Earth shows her face once more — in patches. It is worn and scarred by rough experience with a vigorous winter,” the Republican reported on April 6.
There was hope that April weather might not be as severe as the previous year.
“People who think this ‘the latest spring ever known’ will please refresh their memories with the snow of a year ago on the 25th of April when the ground was covered to the depth of fourteen inches.”
April 1875 was shaping up to be a close second.
“Snow Wednesday, sunshine Thursday, rain Friday, was a part of the local weather hash of the week just ended,” the Republican reported on April 20, the day it was 8 below zero in Thurman.
“The prospects for April planting look rather discouraging.”
The ice on a northern crossing of Lake Champlain on April 21 was still thick enough “that a team with six passengers crossed from Essex to Charlotte.”
In Warrensburg, though, the ice was reported out on the Hudson and Schroon rivers on April 13.
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