Mother Nature loves to jerk us around up here.
Early November was true indian summer, even to the point that I was cleaning out gutters at midday wearing jeans and a t-shirt. That happened on a Saturday. The following Monday we were hit with well-below-freezing temperatures. And to add insult to injury there was precip that Sunday evening which froze over followed by a dusting of snow. So Monday morning was even more cruel as we had to endure the slippy-slide anywhere sand or salt wasn’t scattered.
Then we have this holiday season. Christmas Day was sunny with temps in the 40’s. Nice enough that I could go walking with a medium-sized jacket. No wind, either.
Began snowing on Friday afternoon. Wound up with between one and two inches. All things considered, not too bad.
But now we are in today. Snowed yesterday. Snow and wind overnight. Snow drifts this morning necessitating the snow boots and uber-cold weather gear. Walk out the front door early and sweep off the white stuff. In a steady wind. Official temperature was 1 degree with a wind chill of 18 below.
And tomorrow morning will be even more rough. Overnight low projected to be 12 below. That’s before any wind chill.
However I am thankful we have actual seasons here. Not just all-hot or all-cold. And only 16 or so more weeks of cool temps!!