People love to talk about the weather, and these days there’s plenty to talk about.
New Year’s day in many Ohio cities was the coldest first day of any year on record.
Temperatures, as I write this post this morning, are the coldest they have been since January 24th of 2014 according to the national weather service.
I don’t recall a windchill factor figure of 30 below zero, which we saw this morning, since the weather service changed the way wind chill conditions are calculated about a decade ago.
The fact is that in addition to being something to talk about as we try to stay warm, these conditions are very dangerous for folks who have to make a living working outside, for the elderly, the very young and for those with serious health conditions.
I’m hoping if you have an elderly or disabled neighbor, that you might take a moment to check on them this week, because it doesn’t appear that we’ll see a high temperature above the freezing mark until some time next week.
I’m hoping this isn’t a sign of things to come this winter.
Didn’t I read and report back in November that this winter was supposed to be warmer than normal?
It’s certainly not starting off that way.
That’s the way I see it.