It has been *cold* this weekend. Teeth-chattering, body-shivering, booger-freezing cold. As I write this, it's 4 degrees below zero (that's 20 below on the Celsius chart, to put things in context for my global friends), with a wind chill warning of -25 up until noon Monday.
The weather seers at Farmer's Almanac say it's because of La Niña. Which, from what I understand, is the opposite of El Niño. Find out more here.
I just got off the phone with a friend living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, near the Canadian border. He said that since early this morning, the snow had reached nearly waist high and was still coming down.
He told me that the temperature was dropping well below zero and a frigid north wind was increasing to near gale force.
His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and stare.
He said if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.
[with thanks to Monday Fodder]
WELCOME to YOUR WEEK: With still a little bit of January left to us, you can get your eyes checked; it's National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It's also National Polka Music Month (I did not know there was a Polka Hall of Fame). It's National Handwriting Analysis Week, and it's National Clean Out Your Inbox Week. More on that tomorrow. Finally, today is National Compliment Day (I'll talk more about that on Wednesday), Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day, and Saturday is Curmudgeon's Day. Kind of a strange week; it begins in compliments and ends with curmudgeons.