Happy New Year! Well, it looks like you made it through the holidays if you are reading this. Now we are heading into the “Dead of Winter” which is normally month of January and maybe a little into February with “normal” highs in the 60’s or 50’s F when it’s “cold”.
Our little piece of the subtropics is trying to go sub arctic….well, at least it seems that way. This Winter has been consistently the coldest that I remember. Winter roared in way back in November, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Even in November the temperatures stayed mostly 5o and below.
Now with the “Polar Vortex” this week, we are seeing temperatures with highs in the 30’s. Brrrr! (By the way, what the heck is a “Polar Vortex?” A frozen hurricane?) Normally Winter storms are very rare this far south with a few exceptions. Snow just doesn’t tend to happen here, but it did once back in 2004 which was a wonderful Christmas gift (or a freak of nature—however you view it) on the eve of that Christmas.
Well, all I have to say, is bundle up for the month, and make sure you have plenty of firewood in your chiminea. Spring and all its breakers will be here soon enough! And… don’t forget that when the heat of summer is here, we may be wishing for a little sub-arctic weather to pay us a little visit.