We just keep getting teased with snow, had about 6" on two quick fronts moving through, all caused by by huge drops in temps coming across the lakes. Looks like maybe another 1" tonight and another 1" Monday and another 1" on Tuesday.
I woke up at 3 am, and again at 5:30 (reloaded the woodstove), but didn't think about looking at the outside temps. It was expected to be single digits, and I'm sure it was at least close to that. It was hovering around 20 at 10:30.
Yes, we're supposed to see temps over 50 degrees next week here too. Bizarre patterns for Jan and Feb.
We bottomed out at -1 F at about 7:00 this morning. We already had one morning at -7 back in December. First they were talking warm up next week, then polar air was supposed to overwhelm the moderate air in place. Now it looks like we are going to avoid the deep freeze again. I'm happy with that. As each day passes the sun gets a little higher in the sky and the chances of ice dams on my roof line drops.
Woke up to a couple inches of fresh snow and -7C temps so I took the time to plow it despite it still snowing. It's supposed to get much colder tomorrow so I didn't want to put it off. It's also quite windy so some parts might drift back in.
Our local weather reporters beat the death out of the term "impact day". They use it for every day. It makes no sense at all.
"Today is an impact day because the weather is nice, so it will impact what you do"
"Today is an impact day because it will rain so you need (duh) an umbrella"
After having some cold weather in Nov. the weather turned pretty mild since then. That may be starting to change. We are finally seeing some predictions of colder temps and possibly some lowland snow this weekend and into next week. The different weather stations can't agree on how cold it will...
It's coming down hard boys. Had to abandon the Jeep in the wilderness and walk home after getting stuck while going out for rations. Shelves nearly wiped clean of milk, bread, and eggs. Hope we can survive this. Wish me luck.