Friday, January 24, 2014

Arctic Blast

We now have the first day above zero in some time.  It is way up to 32. Yippee!!  It has been so cold that so many people have had their pipes freeze up this winter.  Whereas, they have never had their pipes freeze before.  Also many city water mains have broken and caused people to go without water for awhile while they fix it.  We are going to get more snow tonight and wind to blow it around again.  Then we will have one day of 22 degrees and the bottom is going to drop out again Sunday night for the next three days.  I heard it hasn't been this cold since 1982.  I remember those years.  The 70's were extremely cold too with lots and lots of snow and ice.  Many bad winters back then and we didn't miss them but we are getting a taste of them again this winter.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Terrible Winter

This has been a terrible winter.  It has been the coldest winter in over 20 years.  Reminds me of the winters of the 70's and 80's.  The wind chill temperatures have been way below zero.  We finally got some temperatures during the daytime that are above zero.  But today our high is about 27 and going downward and wind gusts up to 50 mph.  We got a little freezing rain during the night which makes for slick highways and dangerous driving with the wind blowing so hard also.  I know everyone here will be so happy to see Spring this year.  We have had small batches of snow and a White Christmas and New Years too but it hasn't been too bad. Not as far as snow goes at least. It actually almost got to 40 a couple days and melted the snow down some, but it didn't last long enough.