WHEN the rain of Dec. 25, 1927, turned to heavy snow, the remark was probably made in thousands of homes in Great Britain that this was Christmas weather of the real old-fashioned sort. It is equally probable that any meteorologist present stated with conviction that the old-fashioned Christmas is a myth. Prof. W. J. Humphreys, of the U.S. Weather Bureau, is particularly severe on the similar belief current in America, assuring us that statistics prove it to have been “just the same as the new”; and nine out of ten meteorologists agree with his dictum. It is, however, quite possible to make out a plausible case in defence of the popular opinion.
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BROOKS, C. The ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas.’. Nature 122, 967–968 (1928). https://doi.org/10.1038/122967a0