January Thaw Appears

Our January thaw has made an appearance.  The last three days the highs have been in the 40s which is a welcome change from the arctic cold we had been having. 

Last night we had a forecast of freezing fog which was something new to us. As that was explained by one of the weather forecasters, we were due to have fog and if the temperature dropped below freezing, the fog would leave a thin coating of ice on exposed surfaces.  This has the potential for risky driving if you don’t spot the black ice in time to be cautious and of course, fog reduces the distance you can see.

The operative phrase, for me, was “if it gets below freezing.” That indicated it might not which would definitely mean our January thaw was here.

Now, if everyone in the subdivision will get out and take down their Christmas lights …

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