The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 November 2002

And the freezer is open

Temperatures pushed into the 70s Saturday, and that was the end of that. This morning, just about the entire state is below freezing, and it won't get much above that for most of this week. Mercifully, it's actually colder than last week's projections, which means that the freezing rain with which we were threatened will likely fall as snow, which is a lot less of an annoyance, especially if you have to drive to work.

(Typical normal range for this week: low 34, high 55.)

What I want to know, though, is whether gas prices will pick up again by Thursday. Right now, nonbranded outlets are vending 87-octane unleaded for a measly $1.119 — perhaps less in other parts of the metro area — and I have an 800-mile trip scheduled for later this week.

Posted at 7:10 AM to Weather or Not

Until about 18 months ago, prices in Atlanta were in the 75 cents range. Those were the days.

Posted by: Ravnwood at 4:51 PM on 25 November 2002

Well, if all hell breaks loose in the Middle East, there will probably be an initial spike followed by a long period of deflation. You may see those prices again some day, assuming the taxman doesn't get greedier. (I know, I know - a lot to assume.)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:05 PM on 25 November 2002