What a strange Winter we've been having in Massachusetts. It's 6 February and we've had 7" of snow in the northeast section of Massachusetts. We've had several inches of rain and the temperatures have been moderate for wintertime. Mostly in the 30s and 40s.
Friday night into Saturday a Polar Blast swept through. Frigid temperatures and high winds. I went out to my vehicle at midnight 21 to start the car up. It was -9 degrees F and at 5:00 a.m. it was -15 degrees F. With the wind chill, we were down to -35 to -40 degrees F.
We prepared as well as we could by raising the thermostat a could of degrees Friday morning to try and counteract the house losing temperature during the coldest part. We raised it to 72 degrees. The house lost 3 degrees overnight dropping to 69. We also ran the dishwasher @ midnight. The dishwasher sits right beside the under-sink cabinet so the heat transfers there and keeps the pipes warm. Several folks had pipes freeze and some burst. We lucked out this time.
On top of Mount Washington in NH sits a weather observatory. The wind chills sent the temperature to -108 degrees F with wind gusts to 127 mph
Yesterday, Sunday 7 February we saw temperatures in the mid-50s. Really whacky and the rest if this week is to be in the 40s.
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