Sunday, March 01, 2015
Colder Than the Coldest Winter was Cold
No, February 2015 was the coldest month on record since 1875, which coincidentally was when Ms. White first appeared on Password.
Back in 1875, the average February temp was 15.2F. In 2015 it was 14.3.
I'm finding this hard to believe, as I am having a hard time remembering any days above 14.3F to make an average of that high.
It seems we have been hovering at the 0F mark or lower for 2-3 weeks solid. It's bad enough that my ever-frugal sister (and her husband) jumped on a plane two days ago, to go south for heat. No 2-3 week booking out for a better fare, just two days before. Good for them.
I suppose, technically it did get up to 18 yesterday, but it certainly didn't feel any warmer than single degrees.
February 2015 is the second coldest month on record - ever. January 1977 made it to 11F.
Oddly enough, until this week, I was doing pretty well with the weather. You know I'm a pussy when it comes to the cold. I don't mind the snow, but the frigidity of Winter bums me out. But oddly this year hasn't felt bad - at least for me. It's been somewhat tolerable - perhaps because last year's Winter started in October and went though April. At least this year we didn't start until after Christmas.
Yet, at my breaking point am I.
As we enter March, depending on the report, or time of day, we are to receive 1-3" of snow, or 3-6" or 6-10".
Still our snow fall is nothing like last year - or Boston this year. Last year was our fourth snowiest Winter on record. The sad thing is: I've lived here for 3 of those 4.
So perhaps, we are entering March like a lion. At least in theory. In reality, we could end the month in a much worse weather situation, so sadly this could be a lamb.
Time will tell. Like in 30 more days.
Song by: the Dandy Warhols