March in Like a Lion

A look back at the weather from the March 5, 1925 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

March In Like A Lion

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.”  The month of March sure came in like a lion and it is hoped that it will go out like a lamb.

Saturday afternoon the weather began to threaten and some snow fell which stayed on the ground until Monday.  The sun came out bright Sunday morning for a while but soon hid itself behind the clouds.  A sharp wind came from the north and there was a light snow flurry about noon.

The thermometer began to drop and continued on the journey toward zero and came within one degree before Monday morning.  There was a strong wind from the north Sunday afternoon and evening and what little snow had fallen, drifted, but not enough to do any damage.

Monday was a cold day.  The sun made its appearance nearly all day but did not do much towards thawing, only in spots.  A southeast wind blew most of the night, and thermometer ascended to about 45 degrees by Tuesday afternoon.

It started raining Wednesday morning about 5 o’clock and enough water fell to make the ground slick on top.  The sun came out and by noon the roads were in pretty good shape.