Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How Cold Was it?

The thermometer at my house recorded 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit at 7:32 AM on 7 January 2014.

That is how cold it was.

Too cold.

The rain before the cold snap made most of the snow go away and so it is just too cold to think about anything other than how cold it is.

It is warmer this morning. It is 7 degrees. Still single digits.

I guess it is important to recognize how cold it is so that during the summer I can better enjoy the warmth. It is supposed to be 63 degrees here in Saturday. That is 61 degrees warmer than the coldest I recorded during this cold snap. It will feel like summer. It will feel awesome.

I may start up the convertible and take it for an afternoon jaunt, except that it is going to rain.

Weather is and there is little we can do except prepare for it.

I hope you are surviving the cold and for those of your with livestock and outdoor pets, I hope they survived. I talked to one guy yesterday and he said that all he really could do was to bring the animals into the barn where at least they were out do the wind. I guess sharing the kitchen with a goats or chickens or larger livestock is not an option.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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