January 26, 1914

January 26, 1914

Storm conditions were resumed in the Rogue River valley Sunday with the lowest barometer in the history of the valley, the waters of Bear Creek and Rogue River and tributary streams steadily rising, snow in the low foothills and a thirty-six mile an hour wind. Indications promise more rain.

The low barometer was recorded at 1 o'clock Sunday and was followed by wind and rain. The actual barometric pressure was 27.57, which reduced to sea level is 29.05, a new low record. Up to noon today, an inch of rain had fallen, making the total precipitation for January 4.83 inches, and since September, 10.67 inches, leaving a deficiency of four inches in the normal rainfall since September, but an excess in the mean for January of 4.73 inches.

The Main Street storm sewer became clogged up owing to backing waters of Bear Creek, and overflowed. It covered the tracks of the Jacksonville line and floating lumber in the Woods lumber yard on South Fir Street. City employees worked all morning opening up the sewer.

For the first time this winter, snow entirely covers Roxy Ann, and a light fall of snow fell in the city, the first of the season, but it melted as soon as it fell. The nearby foothills are covered.

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