Apparently, 1979 was the last year that we did not have what weather-shamans call a January thaw....the 1-2 days in January where the temperature gets above 32 degrees. We barely pulled it out this year; the high yesterday, January 31st, was 45 degrees. I'm not complaining about the warmth and sunshine. Not one bit. But I was kinda hoping to be able to break that 30 year trend just once.
Today is supposed to be around 46. And then? 12. Again, not complaining about the warmth. But do we really have to go directly to 12 from 46? That somehow seems even crueler than not getting a January thaw at all.