Happy New Year, everyone! We went to bed at our usual hour (around 7 pm) 2015, and our oldest dog (Mo'i) woke me up at 2:30 am in 2016 – he needed to go outside, and he didn't care what year it was :)
Our thermometer read 5.0°F, and the forecast says it will be -3°F by sunrise. Yikes! People who have lived here a long time tell us that this sort of cold weather is very unusual here, especially for such a long spell. It's hard to be a global warmist up here :) Allegedly we'll have above-freezing daytime temperatures again by Wednesday. After this cold spell, that will feel like time to break out the shorts!