The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803- 1806: Weather, Water & Climate

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The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803- 1806: Weather, Water & Climate

#1 Post by anomalous howard » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:51 am

Chapter 1
A Meteorological Synopsis of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Saw a black cloud rise in the west which we looked for emediate rain we
made all the haste possable but had not got half way before the Shower met us
and our hind extletree broke in too we were obledged to leave the load
Standing and ran in great confusion to Camp the hail being So large and the
wind So high and violent in the plains, and we being naked we were much
bruuzed by the large hail. Some nearly killed one knocked down three times,
and others without hats or any thing about their heads bleading and
complained verry much...The plains are so wet that we could doe nothing this
evening.
Sergeant John Ordway
June 29, 1805
along the Portage Route around the Great Falls of the Missouri,
Montana
In the afternoon, there arose a storm of hard wind & rain; accompanied with
amazing large hail at the upper camp. We caught several of the hail Stones
which was measured & weighed by us, there were 7 inches in Surcumference
and weighed 3 ounces— Captain Lewis made a small bowl of punch out of one
of them. As luck would have it, we were all...Safe...the party that was at the
upper camp, were under a good shelter, but we feel concerned about the men on
the road with the baggage from the lower Camp—
Private Joseph Whitehouse
June 29, 1805
White Bear Island, Upper Portage Camp southwest Great Falls,
Montana

More:
https://www.weather.gov/media/wrh/onlin ... -269-1.pdf

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