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Monday, February 1, 2021

Two Thirds

 

We just came through the coldest weekend of the season, and it looks like we have to deal with some storminess to start the month of February.

Just think of the math.  Meteorological winter is December, January and February-- so the coldest, darkest season of the year is two-thirds over.

January was its yearsly chore.  The first half of the month, when temperatures were above normal, zipped by.  Things cooled off during the second half of the month, and predictably, those last two weeks dragged.

As Paul Harvey used to say, here is the "sunshine side of the ledger."  It's February.  Temperatures have bottomed out.  Daily highs and lows are starting a very slow climb.  You can feel the sun getting a little stronger, alone with a little extra daylight every day.

But, and it's a big one...  we've had some of our worst winter weather in February and March.

Regardless, there is nothing you can do about it.  Let the flakes fall where they may.