Monday, April 1, 1805
John Ordway

Cloudy.   thunder and large hail, hard rain followed about half an hour then the party turned out and put the Barge and the 8 perogues in to the River     commenced raining again at 4 oClock P.M. and continued untill 12 oClock at night.

April 1, 1805
John Ordway

Thunder and hail & hard rain about 8 oClock this morning for about an hour.    the party then turned out and put the Big Barge and the 8 perogues in to the River.   began to rain again about 4 ock.P.M.   rained untill 12 o.C. at night & ceased.

April 1, 1805
Patrick Gass

As our large boat was to return immediately to St. Louis, the whole of our craft was put into the water.  A Considerable quantity of rain fell this day; the first of any consequence that had fallen here for six months.  The 2nd, was a fair day but windy.   On the 3rd the weather was fine and pleasant.  Some boxes were made, in which it was intended t have packed skins of different animals, which had been procured in the country, to be sent down in the batteaux.

April 1, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

This morning we had some rain, which lasted about 2 hours & clear'd up Cool, all our party was employed in putting the boat & Pettyaugers into the River, which they Effected.--