Snowstorm, November 1898

From the November 25, 1898 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Another terrible snow storm came upon us unawares, Monday. During the present month until the 20th the weather was all that could be desired – cold nights with pleasant, sunny days – and the farmers were taking advantage of it to get their corn gathered. The storm began about 2 o’clock Monday morning, and by dawn the ground was covered with a mantle of white. The snow fell all day Monday, attended by a cold northwest wind and the temperature fell to 5 degrees below zero, Monday night. This is the third heavy snow fall in this section this winter, and already more snow has fallen than in any previous winter for several years. The prevailing opinion is that a hard cold winter is before us and we will not see the last of the snow until spring. Very few farmers are prepared for winter; most of them have much corn in the field and a great deal of it is blown down.