The Weather Coaster.

So yesterday it was bitter cold, which made taking a morning and afternoon walk at work less than as enjoyable as it could have been. It’s important to get exercise, plus walking at work has the amazing benefit of clearing my head and making me more productive when I return to my desk, so one must do what they must do, even if Mother Nature doesn’t want us to do it. Still, it was quite cold.

This morning when I got up for work I noticed that it was 9F. It was another chilly morning in these parts, just like it’s suppose to be in January. It’s what’s expected. Except now it’s over 40. And now only is it over 40, it’s over 45. The weather folks are saying that it could hit 50 by the weekend but I rarely believe what they say so only time will tell.

I feel like we are on some sort of weather roller-coaster this winter. I’m not complaining about it, mind you, as this appears to be the new norm, where the winters are more mild than they were when I was a kid. Earl tells me that it’s all cyclic and it probably is, we are just in a part of the cycle that I’m not familiar with.

But I have to admit that I do miss having that “really big storm” of the season where we get dumped on with several feet of snow within a 24 hour period. Sure, it’s inconvenient and I’d probably complain about it myself as it’s happening, but it’s a good way to get the adrenaline pumping and nature knows I love the pumping of adrenaline. Maybe after our spring in January we’ll get something wacky like a sno-nado or something.

Good times.


  1. Pretty much the same thing is happening in Denver. It’s clear and we got up over 50 yesterday with almost all the snow from the last storm having melted, but highs are supposed to be in the single digits—with more snow forecast—on Friday.

    1. Is that a big variance in temps for the Denver area? It’s suppose to continue to be near 50 here for the next couple of days. Next week is traditionally the coldest week of the year. Wild.

    1. I was just reading an article about the recent extreme weather conditions all over the planet. Very interesting and a little scary. I have to admit that I’m enjoying the milder winter here but I feel bad for the folks in Siberia who can’t get heat because their natural gas turned back to liquid. That’s cold!

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