Sunday, January 13, 2008

January Thaw

January 13th- Things are cooling down after a very warm week. Temperatures actually reached 60 degrees here in Portland last Tuesday. Maybe there's something more going on besides just a January thaw. Check here if you want a second opinion. It seems that temperatures were soaring all throughout the northeast, last week. Up here on Casco Bay we must have been above freezing for at least 48 hours or so.

The other day I walked over to the city park located near my house and snapped this picture in the fog. That orangeish glow in the background is a streetlight that has come on a little early. It was late in the afternoon and temperatures hovered around forty.

Incredible as it seems our December two foot snowpack is quickly on its way to the history books. Winter enthusiasts should not be worried though, for another big whopper of a snowstorm is forecast for tomorrow. It sounds like a good old fashioned northeaster, complete with stormy seas and high winds. The forecast is in the 8-12 range, but weather forecasters have been down to downplay the snow totals, as so not to alarm the general public. So long for today.

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