The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 November 2002

Scraping by

Today marks the official opening of Windshield Ice Removal Season, which I find decidedly annoying, since the normal low temperature for this date is 44 degrees Fahrenheit, substantially above the freezing point. Then again, temperatures have been below normal for nearly a month — this October was tied for the third coldest on record — so, if anything, I am surprised it took this long.

I realize that there are some people who absolutely delight in this stuff. I am not one of them.

Posted at 6:55 AM to Weather or Not


Hooboy! Yep - still early in the season, so I am still in love with "winter," snow, ice, the whole thing...but let's see how I feel in February.

Meanwhile...the THIRD COLDEST October on record?? But...but...what about global warming?!

Posted by: DavidMSC at 2:04 PM on 4 November 2002

Yeah, it's the same thing here. I can't remember it ever being this cold so early in the season. I hope this isn't a precedent!

Posted by: MarcL at 2:17 PM on 4 November 2002

I suppose you won't find it at all coincidental that in keeping with your "average low of 44 degrees for this date", the temperature in my classroom at JFK was (and if I'm lying may Bill Curry be elected Governor of CT tomorrow) a fairly crisp 44 degrees when I came in this morning at 7:30.
No hot water, either, but that's another story for OSHA.

Posted by: Wendella at 3:04 PM on 4 November 2002

Global warming? "Yeah, pal, I got some globes you can warm, right here."

I don't think this is necessarily a harbinger of anything; as I queried in someone else's comment box recently, "In what year in recorded history was there no unusual weather?"

As for poor Wendella's plight, this is a by-product of the "No Child Left Behind" initiative; they plan to freeze them all for easier transport.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:38 PM on 4 November 2002