Town News

Kathy Mekelburg


The year of 2014 was the wettest year ever recorded even by historical standards. 

There was a total of 75.85 inches of precipitation. This easily beat the old record of 70.78 inches set in 2005. Normal yearly precipitation is 53.38 inches. More than 28 inches of precipitation fell in the last three months of 2014.

January, 2015 opened on a cold and much drier note. The coldest day of the winter occurred on the 8th. Temperatures bottomed out at 13 degrees below zero. On the western part of our property, temperatures reached 16 degrees below zero. Wind chills reached 37 degrees below zero. At midnight, the maximum temperature of 3 degrees occurred. Daytime temperatures reached only one degree below zero. However, this cold does not approach the intense cold and deep snow seen last winter. Since station records started in April 1994, there have been only three days with maximum temperatures zero or below for the entire 24 hour period: one day in January 2004 and two consecutive days in January 2014.

I offer my sincere sympathy to my fellow correspondent Arline Flood and her husband on the death of their son Danny.

Get well wishes to Linda Murray who has a bad case of the flu. Hope to see you behind the counter at the post office soon.

Happy birthday to my collie Barry who will turn 12 on the 22nd. More people celebrating in January are Emily Cyr on the 10th, Mike Bodkin and Trey Murray on the 12th, Jessica Sawyer on the 13th, Jeremy Catlett on the 19th, Kyle Cyr on the 22nd.

The kids got a break from school last Friday because the severe cold plays havoc with the school buses.