Local weather types are trotting out this month, fifteen years ago, as being the last time it was this cold. And indeed, it started out chilly:
- 1st: low 12, high 20.
- 2nd: low 8, high 20.
- 3rd: low 0, high 12.
- 4th: low -3, high 31.
But here’s the punchline: the average temperature for February 1996 was more than three degrees above average. Two reasons why:
- 21st: low 43, high 82.
- 22nd: low 44, high 92.
I’m telling you, after yesterday’s foot of snow and the untimely demise of my snow shovel cheap sumbitch couldn’t take the strain I’m ready for some 90s. Or at least 80s.