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Highs and Lows of 2016

Highest Temperature

89½°   July 24

Lowest Temperature

-3½°   February 14

Wettest Month

October - 4.82 inches

​Driest Month

​January - 1.12 inches

Click here to see photos of Twila's 80th birthday party

100 Years Ago Today

During World War I, British authorities give Walter H. Page, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, a copy of the “Zimmermann Note,” a coded message from Arthur Zimmermann, the German foreign secretary, to Count Johann von Bernstorff, the German ambassador to Mexico. In the telegram, intercepted and deciphered by British intelligence in late January, Zimmermann stated that in the event of war with the United States, Mexico should be asked to enter the conflict as a German ally. In return, Germany promised to restore to Mexico the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
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​​​​​​​Highest Temperature 2017

    64°      (Feb 18)
Lowest Temperature 2017
      0°      (Jan 7) 
Warmest Day 2017 (avg)
    57¼°   (Feb 23)
Coldest Day   2017 (avg)
      7¾°   (Jan 7)
Highest Temperature This Month
    64°      (Feb 18)
Lowest Temperature This Month
      8°      (Feb 4)
Warmest Day This Month (avg)
    57¼°   (Feb 23)
Coldest Day This Month (avg)
     15¾°   (Feb 3)

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Mar 1:     Gary's 67th birthday

Mar 1:     Jared's 36th Birthday

Mar 3      Brian Luton's Birthday

Mar 6:     Charlotte's 40th Birthday

​​Mar 11:   Melissa Grady's Birthday

Mar 12:   Daylight Saving Time begins 2 am

Mar 14:   Kelly Himes' 21st Birthday

Mar 16:   David's 41st Birthday

Dates to Remember

January was much warmer than a normal January. We averaged 6.3° warmer per day than normal. It was also a wet month. We got 0.93 inch more rain than we normally get for this month.

Today's Devotion

People, places and things I find interesting

7 years ago today: Sherri spent the night at the sleep lab. She did not pass the sleep test.

Click here to view all pictures from trip to Letchworth Park and the Erie Canal.

Click Here to see all of my New Orleans pictures.

Length of Daytime: 11h 03m  (visible light: 11h 59m)

Today will be 2 min. 41 sec. longer than yesterday

  • ​Expect a record high temperature today.

  • Thunderstorms by daybreak on Saturday

  • Expect 1" of snow one week from today.

Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017.

There are 310 days left in the year.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yesterday:   thunderstorms   high 63½° low 51° (27° above normal )     liquid precipitation = 0.04 inch.

It was the warmest of the past 113 days (Nov 2) and 51° was the highest low temperature since Oct. 20 ( 53½°).

We are averaging 8° per day above the normal daily temperatures for February.


Today is forecast to be 4° warmer than yesterday.
Clarion should be 31° above the normal temperature for this date.

The high today should be 70° at 3pm and the low should be 52° at 6am.


Records for February 24:   high: 70° (1961)  low: -12° (2015)
One year ago today            high: 49° low: 34°


We have received 7.36 inches less than the normal rainfall for the past 12 months in Clarion and our precipitation totals are 0.43" more than normal so far in 2017. ​  

sun rise: 6:59 am 

sun set:  6:02 pm

​​​​​​Next new moon:     Feb 26 (9:59 am)Next full moon:      Mar 12  (10:54 pm)​

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​​​​​This is the 8th week of the year.