Where are you wintering?
Remember the polar vortex in January 2014 that took temperatures in the eastern half of the US into double digits below zero? Starting tomorrow and continuing for the remainder of the week, another polar vortex will bring down eastern US temps again. http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/bitter-cold-finish-february-20140221 Northeasterners should expect snow, too! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-24/polar-vortex-set-to-bring-more-snow-on-return-to-u-s-this-week.html That's a small piece of the global weather, where for all time since the first 1880 weather records the average temperatures reached the 4th highest ever. Compared with 2013, temps were about 1.17 degrees Fahrenheit higher in January 2014, not that Midwestern and east coast US residences would notice. http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2014/02/20/world-had-4th-warmest-january-as-eastern-us-froze News reports describe how polar vortexes form and behave, how world warmth hit the Sochi-based Olympics, and generally how everywhere except my family home in Wisconsin, USA, has felt a warm winter. In the mean time, in the US, residents will face higher energy bills than ever for February. http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/electricity.cfm We look forward to miserable cold in the eastern half of the US for the rest of February. http://HamiltonFinanceServices.com In other words, Yuck! We're staying on the road, more specifically, the west coast of the US, for another month. How about you? Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/3031/VortexNews.jpg[/img]
As my Grandmother used to say "Weather is God's work, don't complain".
That seems to have worked so far.
Complain? Never! But travel to warmer climes, any time I can afford it.
Would love to hop over to Hawaii but we've already booked for September. We'll have to enjoy the coastal rain and gray skies I'm afraid.
Stuck here in the thick of it in the midwestern USA. Sub zero temps to follow the 3-10 inches of snow currently accumulating.
All things being equal, I'd rather be back in Monterrey, Mexio…
No plans to go south, this year.
I am not really a 'Beach' person but I will say that I am anxious for all this snow to just disappear.
I can live with the cold, but at 167 next birthday , all the shovelling this year has taken a toll on me.
Dunno… just wintering at home doesn't sound too bad. Just make yourself comfy.
I've wintered in Northeast Illinois, like I always do.
For some reason, I've had occasion to head to Minnesota and the Dakotas during some of the worst of the cold, and to Lower Michigan during some of the worst of the Lake-Effect snow storms. Goes with the territory in my business I guess.
Since I've spent 2008-2009 (December to March) winter in Sri Lanka - I dream of going there for every winter!
Seeing photos from home - all in snow, or reading news about a plane landing in Hudson (with ice floating around) made me puzzled - is it true or faked?! I was wearing just shorts and a t-shirt, sitting in an internet-cafe, all sweating.
Even a two-weeks velo-travel along Indian Ocean coast gives me strength to survive any winter colds at home. Now it is a must for me - I go to Sri Lanka or Cambodia every January.