Let's get you up to speed. The coldest months of the year are December, January, and February. We're at January's midpoint, so winter is half over!
You can feel it. I'm smelling skunks and seeing bunnies. The sun is a little stronger, the days are a little longer.
So far, the winter has been nothing to complain about. We had one nasty cold snap and just a couple of snow/ice events. Even those snowy days were nothing major. The first half of January has been among the warmest on record.
This is far from over. There are indications the weather patterns are changing. Cold, snowy weather could be making a come back. In fact, some of our biggest snow events happened during the tail end of winter.
Even if it does get cold and snowy, this is the time of the year where you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Punxsutawney Phil is getting ready to emerge from his slumber. Major League Baseball's spring training is closing in. I saw spring flowers in the supermarket.
It won't be long before I'm straining my back during the process of installing my bedroom air conditioner and complaining about the heat.