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.