f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Icy River 1949

Posted Monday, January 13, 2014, at 12:00 AM

Jan. 31, 1949 Southeast Missourian

Ice, snow as winter brings coldest day of season to Girardeau. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Snow to Cape in Coldest Weather

Winter, which has pretty well given Cape Girardeau the run-around this season, struck in full fury over the weekend, sending the thermometer plunging to a low of 5 above early Sunday and following up last night with an unexpected 2-inch snowfall, virtually the first of the year.

The temperature reading of 5 degrees above zero was the lowest of the year. The previous low was 8 above, recorded early Saturday morning and prior to that it had been 10 above, on Christmas morning. The high reading Sunday was 19 degrees.

Snow was a delight to the children who had their first opportunity this season to bring out sleds. Hills will probably be given a workout tonight. Skaters took advantage of the cold weather to try their blades on the ice at Capaha Park. Many were there Sunday afternoon and others were on the lagoon ice Sunday night.

Editor's note:

Among the buildings visible include, at left, the Frisco freight depot and old St. Vincent's Church. The Frisco passenger depot is across from the old sea wall.

Previous blogs:

Ice skating at Capaha Lagoon

Arctic scene at Mississippi River

Walking across frozen Mississippi River

Frony breaks ice, gets wet, makes news


Be the first to post a comment