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Passing the thermometer: Woman retires as weather recorder

January 12, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Ruth Gordon, a weather observer for the National Weather Service, shows the rain gauge outside her Waynesville home. Gordon is retiring at month's end and it will be the first time the weather service has moved its rain gauge since 1949. Gordon's father recorded weather data prior to her volunteer career.

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