Usually we get a thaw about the third week in February. It’s a period, usually just a few days, of mild weather. It’s a welcome break in the midst of bitter cold and snow. This year the thaw arrived this week. Yesterday the high was 67, tying a record from the late 1800s. It’s supposed to be this mild most of this week.
Of course, we “doubting Thomas” types are looking for a big storm to hit, dumping lots of ice and snow on us with accompanying bitter cold winds. Opinion of most who voice this idea seem to think it will happen in March.
I must admit the mild temperatures are nice. But I’ve heard more than one person talk about needing to cut their grass and that’s just plain wrong for January.