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relative humidity, dew point, vapor pressure, wind direction and velocity, sunshine, cloudiness and rainfall, while at Bas Obispo the evaporation experiments above referred to are conducted; at Ancon on the Pacific, and Cristobal on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus, records of the tides and ocean temperature are taken.
Alhajuela, Bohio and Gatun are recording wind direction and velocity, and rainfall. Brazos Brook, Tabernilla, San Pablo, Gamboa, Empire, Camacho, Culebra, Rio Grande and La Boca are recording only rainfall.
The pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, sunshine and rain are recorded hourly, thus showing the hour of the day most affected by these elements.
The mean and annual temperature on the Pacific side is slightly higher than that on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus. The mean temperature for the Canal Zone is about 80 degrees Fah.
The year is divided sharply into two seasons, dry and rainy, the latter lasting from April to December. heaviest rains usually occur in November.
The precipitation is greatest on the Atlantic Coast, where the mean annual rainfall is 128.19 inches at Cristobal, and least on the Pacific side, where it is 48.43 inches at Naos.
A table giving a synopsis of the climatological data of the Isthmus follows, as also a statement showing the maximum, minimum and mean rainfall at the stations of Cristobal, Gorgona, Culebra and Panama.
The Bureau of Meteorology and River Hydraulics (afterwards raised to a Division), under which all hydrographic and meteorological studies are made, was established June 14, 1905, by former Chief Engineer Wallace. Mr. Ricardo M. Arango, who had served as Consulting Engineer during the installation of the water and sewerage system of Panama has been in charge of the Division since its inception.
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tude 8 deg., 57 min., and 16 sec. north; longitude 79 deg., 31 min., and 4 sec. west.
Colon is in Latitude 9 deg., 22 min., 16 sec. north; longitude 79 deg., 52 min., and 27 sec. west, the difference between local Colon time and local Panama time being about two minutes. By deducting therefore two minutes from the figures on the above table will give the correct sunrise and sunset time at Colon.
PANAMA'S MORALS IN THE '70S Things are looking up in morals. We have good authority for stating that a mule was baptized the other day, and now the pleasing intelligence comes from Aspinwall that a five-foot alligator went to church in that quiet and respectable town last Sunday. The donkey had the precedence in the entry into Jerusalem, but his morals were not stated, and for the above ceremony they concluded they would have a good mule, no common donkey, but an orthodox mule or none, so they baptized the candidate and branded him with the sign of the holy cross.Panama Star & Herald in 1872.
(37) (37) 3.99 1.39
UM A RAINFALL
AT COLON, GORGONA, CULEBRA, & PANAMA.
MAY JUNE JULY
SEP. OCT. NOV.
(36) (36) (36) (37) (36)
(Year) GORGONA: Mean. Max. (Year)
13.03 8.24 11.86 3.45 13.87 11.90 11.76 5.48
NOTE: Nos. in parentheses denote years of observation. * 1885, 1887, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904. ** 1885, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901.
3.95 2.92 5.35 1903 1888 1885
While the temperature of Panama is necessarily
deg Fahr.; the warmest 81.6 deg. Fahr., the average