Feb 2, 2011

Frigid Groundhog

Willow Alaska is about 40 miles north of Anchorage, out along the Susitna River and Highway A3 that runs up to Fairbanks. Every morning I check the weather in Willow. We know a couple intrepid explorers who are building a cabin out in the wilderness near there, and I like to see what they're dealing with... at least as far as weather is concerned.

This morning it was 29f degrees in Willow... and 24 here in Rockport. How's that for a little topsy-turvy with your morning Wheaties?

Yes, it's cold here along the Coastal Bend of Texas... the longest and coldest blast of arctic air in the past 22 years according to the weather guy on a local Corpus Christi TV station. We'll have lows in the 20's and highs in the 30's until Saturday, along with a good chance of sleet and snow on Friday. This lobe of chilly air is being drawn southward by that big winter storm, the largest in years, menacing the Midwest and Northeastern USA.

This morning the attention-starved folks of Punxsutawney, PA. will don tuxedos and do their best to yank a groundhog from it's burrow for a throng of cameras and anxious parka-clad folks hoping for an early Spring. If the rodent had any brains at all he'd just hit the snooze-bar, roll over, and go back to sleep.

I think I'll do the same.

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