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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baby, it's cold outside

Deep freeze, USA: All 50 states sink below freezing point after second polar plunge dumps FIVE FEET of snow on Great Lakes
  • Every single state experienced below-freezing temperatures Tuesday
  • Five feet of snow is expected around Buffalo, New York
  • Half of the nation is blanketed in snow
  • Authorities shut down the New York State Thruway in western New York
  • Dozens of drivers are stranded on the Thruway after getting caught in incredible pile-up of lake effect snow
  • Temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees lower than normal for this time of the year across most of the country
Note that here in Kentucky, per one of the maps, we are 22 degrees lower than normal for this time of year, and you could certainly feel it. I was concerned this morning because my car doors tend to freeze shut easily and I've been told that my battery is charging at 50% capacity but haven't been able to get a new one yet before the cold weather settled in. Fortunately, this morning everything went as planned. Let's hope tomorrow will as well. We're going to steadily warm up till this weekend we'll see the 60s, and Thanksgiving is supposed to be sunny and 49. But getting down to the low teens in November for lows is not fun, and we simply aren't ready for it. Last winter was so horribly cold, snowy, and seemed longer than it should have, and I think most people are starting to think that this one will be similar.

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