Friday, November 21, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes

As of today, Minneapolis has recorded the second-highest number of consecutive days  below freezing IN NOVEMBER since records have been kept. That's 12 days in a row below 32.

To hit the number one slot, we'd have had to do 15 in a row - and that would have tied us with sometime in the late 1800s. 

Yesterday, on the other hand, we were only at 11, which merely tied us with three other years. So pushing through to today put us in that coveted 2nd place slot. (In case you weren't sure, that last sentence is dripping with sarcasm - as would be anything I might say about loving this weather we've been having.)

But, there's a change in the air. And even though we know that it is only going to last for about 48 hours - and most likely result in things being even worse on the roads next week - it's kind of amazing. 

Christopher and I were out tonight, and when we left the bar/restaurant to come home, I didn't even have to do up my coat. After all those days struggling to get out of the teens, tonight at about 11 it was in the 20s. 

It is warm enough out right now that the ice on the sidewalk is melting thanks to the breeze that is happening - a breeze that didn't take my breath away. 

I fully realize that we're supposed to have a rain/snow mix on Sunday and Monday. And that the rain/snow mix will freeze when our highs drop into the teens again on Tuesday. 

But, for that brief, shining moment that was the walk to the car this evening... Wow. 

What a difference a day makes. 

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