Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Journal: Tuesday, 12/23/08

►  Damp south wind kicking up. NOAA says freezing rain is on the way. (23ºF/-5ºC @ midnight)

►  Temperature holding at 23ºF/-5ºC @ 4:45 AM, but south wind gusting to around 30 mph/48 kph makes it feel a lot colder.

►  Don't think I'll be spending much time outdoors today: Overcast, gusty south wind, intermittent sleet and freezing rain, 28ºF/-2ºC @ 10:30 AM.

►  The last of our tomatoes picked right before first freeze are gone. Some went into a pot of black beans cooking on the stove; others went into the compost

►  Jo is making peanut butter cookies. She had the batter completely mixed before remembering she'd left out the peanut butter.

►  Jo's cookie dough is chilling. She's actually baking peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies

►  Temperature has finally risen to 33ºF/.5ºC @ 3:00 PM. Now we have just gusty south wind and drizzle. Hope the ice on the porch and steps thaws quickly.

►  We attempted a walk up the road, but didn't make it very far -- still too slick. 34ºF/1ºC @ 4:00 PM.

►  Ice gone.  Gusty south wind and drizzle remain.  43ºF/6ºC @ 8:00 PM.

►  Heat wave.  Foggy, gusty south wind and 49ºF/9ºC @ midnight.

►  Weather Summary:  High = 49ºF/9ºC.  Low = 22ºF/-5ºC.  Temperature @ midnight = 49ºF/9ºC.  AM = Temperatures rising, but still below freezing.  Received a light wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.  PM = Temperatures continued climbing though midnight.  Rose above freezing mid-afternoon.

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