I’m sure by now if you watch the news at all you’ve heard of the Polar Vortex that is dragging down our East Coast temperatures. It’s only going to last for one more day but yesterday’s record setting -16 degrees in Uxbridge was a new personal record for me. I had been in -15 degree weather decades ago in St. Louis with wind chill factors about -75. I’ll be honest with you and admit that I didn’t even stick my nose out the door yesterday. I just put everything on hold including going to church until this cold spell passes. I awoke this morning to the sight of zero for our low temperature last night, still pretty cold. I believe another day of hibernation is called for on the holiday Monday.
There’s hope in the very near future, Tuesday to be precise. The high is supposed to reach 52, a remarkable rise that will bring with it rain to help melt the cold and ice that has accumulated over the past week or so. That 52 degree heatwave also is just temporary as we drop 10 degrees the very next day. Still, 42 sounds great compared to -16.
So here I sit in my comfy slippers and flannel robe looking forward to another Winter’s day in Uxbridge, MA. If you don’t like the weather, wait a day or two and it will change. That’s life in New England in Winter.