After waiting out the longest cold spell that I can remember in our past 15 years as Montanans, the forecast today is for +1!
This would be cause for celebration if this temperature forecast wasn’t accompanied by a Winter Weather Advisory of freezing rain and sleet. But hey, it’s a move in the right direction.
After all, its only January 18 and it will take lots and lots of baby steps to get back up to a Goldilocks climate.
When I was young I never even looked at the temperature forecast. I think that was true of most northern latitude kids. Temperature was simply a non-factor. As kids, you just do what you are going to do. If your fingers start to freeze, you go inside and warm up for a few minutes than go back out into it. It is only when I got older and had kids of my own that I began to factor in temperature.
I either got wiser or softer. Probably both.
Here’s a short funny video about winter weather forecasting from Environment Canada. Marlene and I could have easily played these parts. Yes, we have grown soft. This video hits a little too close to home.