Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Bikes: A slate grey mountain bike & a grey road bike
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It's been a warm winter across most of the US. I was biking in 45* weather last weekend, but winter finally hit this week, and it went down to single digits the last 2 nights.
This was on the radio yesterday....
"First 10 days of January, warmest, driest in U.S. history," Douglas says. "Ninety-five percent of the country [is] experiencing below-average snow conditions."
Douglas says Minneapolis is finally getting "typical January weather," at 11 degrees and wind-chill dipping below zero, but earlier this week, it was 52 degrees.
"What's weird is that 15 to 20 cities set all-time rainfall records last year, seven states had the wettest year on record," Douglas says. "We've had crazy extremes, Texas in the midst of a historic drought while it's incredibly wet east of the Mississippi."
It might be good that we, here in NE, don't get lots of snow because the rivers & streams are running very high from the wet fall. Lots of snow melt = bad flooding in the spring.