Weather map of the day 95.5 WSB signed on the air – 95.5 WSB

A century ago, WSB Radio began broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia, carrying today’s weather report for March 15, 1922.

In fact, the first broadcast on WSB was the weather report, and only the weather report was licensed until the station received full authorization later in 1922.

While the text of the first weather report is lost in the ages, I was able to find the daily weather map released the day the WSB first signed on the air in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to the 8 a.m. surface observation map, low pressure was centered over central North Carolina, producing cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-50s in Atlanta.

According to the weather glyphs on the map and the analysis to the right, thunderstorms and rain have been observed in Atlanta. The barometric pressure measured that day was 29.84 inches, down 0.12 inches from the previous 12 hours. The dry bulb temperature was 52 degrees, a drop of 4 degrees in 24 hours. The previous day’s high was 74 degrees and the night’s low was 52. Wind “speed” was 14 mph and up to 0.64 inches of rain was recorded over the previous 24 hours .

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Dale D. Schrum