So far, we're having a "normal Minnesota" winter here. Which includes this:
Yep, that says "21 below" - F, not C. Oh, and 41 - inside, overnight. Chances are, in lower elevations on the farm, it was colder than that last night.
Our "test winters" are typically at 40 below F; it's been over 10 years since it got that cold. But this is the second time we've hit 20 below in December, which is a bit unusual; and the coldest part of winter is yet to come. We'll see. At the moment, the jet stream is "stuck" with an abnormally deep loop- bringing us air from west central Canada; the "Alberta Clipper." I'll be surprised if we don't see 30 below; and not surprised if we see 40 below this winter.
This does mean we're a bit "hunkered down" here- it takes more firewood, cutting, hauling, stoking - to keep the computers from freezing up. Slows things down a bit.
Meanwhile- best of everything for the New Year; from everyone here.