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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Galeton Weather Report For January 2014

Galeton Weather Report For January 2014

It seems like we had an old fashioned winter month in January with a couple of exceptions. We did not see ice skating on frozen Pine Creek or the lake and no one sledding down the hills surrounding Galeton. In years past ice skating was a major event as was sledding. Bon fires burned brightly after supper to light the streams and hillsides. It was a wonderful growing up time in Galeton. Apparently today there are other activities after school that are more important.

Nevertheless, January was a cold month. A few mild winters caused us to forget what winter should be like.. I have been asked, "is this a record breaking cold winter?" no it is not.. Just in my memory the colder January's were in 1948, 1951, 1961, 1968, 1977, just to mention a few. There were others.. .

This January started out cold from the start with a mild day or two in the middle of the month. We had 1.32" of melted precipitation and 14.2" of snow. Last year we had 3.30" of melted precipitation and 6.7" of snow. We had 27 days with 1"or more of snow on the ground with 7" on the 3rd.We enjoyed zero or below on 9 mornings with 7 below on two mornings. Minus 10 and 14 degrees were reported to me from outside of town. Daytime highs were in the low single readings on several days and when it got up to 8 or 10 degrees it seems rather nice. The brisk winds caused dangerous wind chills with minus 25 degrees.

Pine Creek is frozen solid which is not surprising.

Ground hog day is on Sunday February 2. Phil will tell us what we should expect for the next six weeks. He is always right so stay tuned.

Henry W. Lush
NWS Observer

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Maybe if the young adults and kids of the town were aloud to do these activities without being looked up on and a lot of people complaining.I can just see what would happen if a fire was lit by the creek or the lake so they could ice skate.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to say this but you can bet there are people who would enjoy these activities.I see what would happen if one was to light a fire to ice skate or sled.You would have a law book thrown at you especially if you are not related to the right people in town.

Anonymous said...

I agree that things are different now & probably a fire along the bank would cause people to complain but another reason kids don't ice skate & sled anymore is that they would rather stay inside on their computers & electronic games. It's a shame that the same things we did as young people are things that young people now get arrested for. I would love to see more of our young people outside.

Anonymous said...

What choice do they have but electronics. Kids of today can't even enjoy sport because it isn't about playing it is about we have to win. Just seems as though young people have a hard time being accepted in this world today. It is like everyone was grown when they were born and kids aren't allowed to learn from simple mistakes,but it is ok to play grown up and have babies before they even know what life is about. IT IS A SAD CRAZY WORLD WE TRY TO STRIVE IN TO ( I AM JUST GLAD I BELIEVE IN GOD )