We've been on a temperature roller coaster the last couple of weeks - this past Sunday I went for a bicycle ride with the temperature above +50 deg F. This morning it's sunny, but only +2 deg F!
One good thing about these cold snaps is that maybe they will cut down on the number of bugs we get in the coming summer!
I dont think it make any difference on the bugs, They have been around for millions of years. It hits -20 all the time at my place in northern NY on the Canadian border and every summer I donate a few quarts of blood to black flies and mosquitoes.
You braggin' or complainin' Mark? It's around +9 here right now and was 5 times higher a week ago.
I guess I'm complainin' - I'm like Steve Jelf, counting the days until spring ;^)
-9 on the drive in but now it's a balmy -6. What gets you is the -25 windchills. Des Moines, Iowa
Come to Idaho and warm up. 11 degrees right now and will get above freezing this afternoon. Much warmer on this side of the jet stream. Hope you Easterners make it through OK.
Here on Long Island, the temperature has risen to 10 F, but our kitchen pipes are still frozen. We've been on a thermal roller-coaster as well and last week when we had 47 degrees, that was enough of an excuse to take the Flivver to lunch.
A balmy 8º here, but this far south it won't last long. The north wind will turn around and become a south wind and in a couple of days we'll be in the fifties.
58 days til spring and Chickasha.
I agree with Will I spent 2 years in Fairbanks Alaska and every summer we had a bumper crop of mosquitoes!
It's apparently +3 in Kirkwood, but the forecast is for all the way up to 15 for a high today. It's the roller coaster that's driving me nuts. Fifteen today, in the thirties Friday and Saturday, almost 50 Sunday, then back in the teens for a few days, then into the thirties again....
Count me in as a member of the "can't wait until spring" club.
This was yesterday morning. The high school kids had a ski meet.
It's 3 degrees here right now in St. Peters outside of St. Louis.
I'm heading over to Home Depot to get a bucket of drywall mud and some tape. We are going to paint our living room and there are some spots on the drywall that need touching up.
I guess I can keep the house warm enough for it to dry?
To all you Model T'r it is a "Balmy 56 and will be in the 70's maybe 75 today in Upper Califfunny and not a drop of rain.Sorry to have to hurt your feelings.
Steve J can I send you some warmer weather??
I'm planning to take my Model T's out and run each one a while today. It has been in the 70's and 80's all January with no rain. This is our rainy season. Very unusual. Last year we had ice on the driveway for 3 days in January and needed to heat the house every day. Haven't used any heat this month. If this keeps on, it will become like Arizona here. There aren't even any weeds growing and have had to water the yard. The eastern part of the U.S. has been taking all our weather this year.
Norm, I concurr I've never seen bad brushfires here in SoKal.in Jan. Geo n L.A.
Tonight at 10:30 PM, it was 32 F at Houston and 37 F at Des Moines. Go figure.
At 8:30 here in Woodstock,Ontario,Canada ,its 23 F,with the winds blowing between 25 & 37 miles / hour.It snowed all night & we have about 7 inches of snow on the deck.The snow is light & fluffy.I am ready for the next season - SPRING
We're having a good snow storm right now, no travel allowed on roads, winds peaking at 49 MPH, almost zero visibility, drifts all around the house and barn. By Tues. next week if we're lucky we'll have a high of MINUS 3!!
I love winter.
Anybody wanna buy an igloo?
You folks back east have been pretty beat up this year with the weather. I follow it closely as I hate to see what it can do to people.
I'll take our rain and fog any day. At least it doesn't kill people. Stay safe and warm ya'll.
We're complaining that it got down to +28 here in College Station, Texas!
Today was a tolerable start of 0 degrees up here in northern WI. Highs are headed into the single digits for today and tomorrow. Nor nice but tolerable. Monday and Tuesday, however is another story: lows in the -25 to -30 range. Highs in the minus single digits. I keep tell myself it is "character building".
Took my 14 T out for a ride yesterday. It was 80 degrees and breezy. Really strange weather. In the paper today was a story about the one foot of snow we got here in Bakersfield fifteen years ago on Jan. 25 1999. The last time it snowed before that was in 1972. Send some rain our way. We had a dust storm last Wednesday also.
About 70 and sunny in the Sierra foothills of northern California. We are at 26% of normal for rainfall and our snowpack is 4%. Gonna be a long hot, dry, dusty summer if things don't change soon.
Yep, dead of winter here in Danville California. The pear tree is kind of confused though.