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“Weather Along the Trails”

Chris Jones from the National Weather Service presents "Weather Along the Trails”. “In the 1840’s and 50s it was estimated nearly one-half million emigrants traveled the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. Each pioneer had one common, constant companion - the weather. Meteorologist Chris Jones with the National Weather Service will discuss the various challenges the weather posed - spring rains, a drier climate, wind, thunderstorms, and autumn snows - for these brave settlers of the West.

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