February Marked With Cold Days
Most will agree, February 2015 was a cold month.
Four days the temperatures did not get out of the 30s, and there were seven more days when the thermometer stayed in the 40s.
The warmest day, 68, come on Feb.. 9. The lowest high temperature, 31, was recorded on Feb. 20. That same day saw a morning low of 10, the lowest of the month.
The year 2014 also featured cold temperatures, and on On Feb. 12 and 13, the area was hit by a sleet, snow and ice storm. One-half inch of sleet and snow fell on Feb. 12. Feb. 13 featured 2½-inches of sleet, snow and freezing rain. On the trees, 3/8 of an inch of ice accumulated.
This year the month did feature light sleet and snow on Feb. 24.
During February, 4.41 inches of rain fell. So far, 7.67 inches of rain has fallen this year. This compares to 8.86 inches that fell during the same period 2014.
This information was reported by NWS observer Edwin Riley at the Saluda CPW.
Pictured are members of the Nazareth UMYF - L to R, Brendon Pearson (Vice-President), Sergio Sum (Treasurer), and Drayton Rowe along with representatives from the Delmar Nutrition Site: Faye Horne (Site Director), Ed Miller (volunteer), and Larry Shealy (former director and current volunteer)
Nazareth UMYF Makes Donation
To Delmar Nutrition Site
On February 8, the Nazareth United Methodist Youth Fellowship participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring.
The youth group decided to donate the money collected to the Delmar Nutrition Site, and on February 14, members of the MYF presented a check for $531.00 to representatives from Delmar. Located off of Highway 391 approximately four miles south of the Traffic Circle, the nutrition site is a program of the Saluda County Council on Aging.
During their visit, the youth learned how it provides healthy meals to senior citizens in the local community by serving on site and delivering to homes. Representatives also explained how the center provides activities, entertainment, and access to services for seniors. The youth were able to see first hand the valuable service that the Delmar Nutrition Site provides to local seniors and how important donations and volunteers are to help offset the costs associated with it.
The Nazareth UMYF thanks church members for their donations and the Delmar workers for their dedication to the seniors in our community. They would also like to encourage everyone to volunteer at local nutrition sites located throughout Saluda County.
FFA AT STATE HOUSE - Fifteen Saluda High School agricultural education students attended the SC FFA-sponsored State Legislators Appreciation Ceremony in Columbia on February 25.Saluda FFA Chapter members pictured with Representative Davey Hiott, Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee.