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Chilled to the Bone
by Stormy on February 02, 2023

A thaw is in the about six weeks.

With the cross quarter day here, I had to get out of my warm burrow early and head outside to test the weather. There was a little bit of good news. Unlike a few days ago, it wasn't -10°F. Yes, that's a minus in front of the ten. 23°F seems almost summer-like by comparison! Of course I wear a fur coat, so I have a different measure of what really cold is. -10°F is really cold.

This winter has been unusually cold. Winter solstice brought bitterly cold weather with temperatures in the negative teens and wind chills down into the negative thirties. The snow that fell that week is still out, which is also unusual for Colorado. We haven't seen a major snowfall, but cold temperatures and regular dustings of snow have maintained that base of white and discourage me from wanting to go outside. And this past week, another bitter chill, although not enough wind to freeze you to the bone. It's just enough to chill you that far, though.

The sun is definitely out this morning, so going with tradition and the miserable weather we've been seeing, I have to call for six more weeks of winter this year.

I see that Punxsutawney Phil made the same call this year. I'm glad he's getting on the same page with me. Even a blind (ground)hog will find an acorn occasionally.

At least the sun is out!
(taken by Stormy on February 02, 2023)

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