The Caddo Herald
January 12, 1940
Caddo Gets 7 Inches of Snow, with Zero Weather-
Saturday morning at about 9 o’clock snowflakes began to fall in Caddo, and continued all day, with rather heavy fall during the time; previously some sleet had fallen upon the frozen earth so that none of the snow melted, but remained upon the ground, measuring seven inches, though in places drifts piled more than two feet deep. It was said to be the heaviest snow fall here in a dozen or more years.
Sunday was fair and cold and none of the snow melted.
Monday the official thermometer registered 3 degrees above zero, the coldest since 1930.
Monday night was just below freezing and days have been a bit warmer since then, but the snow is not nearly all melted by the time we went to press.
Sleds were quickly made and young folks have enjoyed the rare sport of sleighing.
Driving over roads was dangerous, but no fatal accidents were reported.
Quite a few farmers have to haul water now, perhaps not being prepared to melt the snow to get water at home.
This ought to put a good season in the ground, for staying so long and melting slowly the moisture went down instead of off the face of the earth.
Happily there was no shortage of either gas, coal, or wood for fuel during the time.