Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday and Seven Below

It's a comparatively warm seven below zero, Fahrenheit, now: which is about 1:30 in the afternoon. That's quite an improvement over the 25 below we had, around four this morning. (Over in Alexandria, the closest reporting station for Wunderground)

Remembering yesterday's warm weather. January 1, 2010.

Here in Minnesota there's a sort of joke: 'if you don't like the weather, just wait a while. It'll change.' Monday, we're expecting a high around four above. Average temperatures for today are a high of 18 and a low of zero, but it's been 40 above (1964) and 21 below (1974).

Where I grew up, in the Red River Valley of the North, today's records - according to - were 46 above (1964) and 32 below (1885). As I've written before, this is 'down south' for me - and the climate is a bit milder.

#1 daughter went out a little earlier, to see about excavating her car. She came back in a minute or two later. She had noted two important facts:
  1. Her car was still buried
  2. It was COLD

(There's an adequate "Records Look-Up on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center websites. As long as you're not interested in the months of January, February, or March: and know which year your record high or low was in. It's easier to get nice-looking maps of high and low states, from 1999 to 2009.)

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