Sunday, January 20, 2013

One Word

This is all I have to say for today:

Blue-lettered sign reading FREEZE with snow on roof
It is 9°F right now, though tomorrow's high is supposed to be just -5°F. (Lows should be -9°F tonight and -13F tomorrow night.) Those are ambient temperatures; no wind chill involved.

But I have to point out that this is not all that cold, compared to what's supposed to happen in these parts. Historically, our extreme low temperatures (mostly in January) are between –20° and –25°F, which is why we are rated USDA zone 4b.

–13° fits into balmy zone 5b, like southern Iowa or central Illinois.

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