Here’s a weather report from the January 9, 1913 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Winter is Here.
We have been almost afraid to say anything about the fine fall weather that we have been having so long for fear we would break the charm, but as all things must have an end, it came time at last that our fine Indian Summer weather had to give away to winter.
The first real cold snap which struck Skidmore came Saturday night and now we are experiencing an old time snow storm. The mercury fell to a little below zero, but later the temperature rose somewhat and was followed by snow.
One year ago Tuesday, January 7, the ground was covered with two feet of snow and the thermometer stood at 16 degrees below zero.