The mountains are obscured by a hazy curtain (inversion) and the valley temperatures are much colder than normal. We will be heading 'up' tomorrow to take advantage of full sun and clean air. (I love the old barn in this photo.)
The winter funk has taken a hold of me and in order to lift my mood I've decided to have a contest. It was the week before Rhinebeck when I had my last haircut and I'm in great need of grooming. Not that this has anything to do with the contest but...with the very cold temps I've decided to keep the extra insulation until we see more normal weather. The average temperatures should be 37F during the day and 20F at night. We're had single digits at night and have not been above freezing for more than a week...no end in sight. The local weather and weather.com have very different forecasts for the next 7 days. I'm going with the local not-so-gurus, as that's what my intuition tells me will likely happen.
SO, here is the contest. Leave a comment as to the date the temperatures will rise up to 'normal'. Let's go with day time highs. What day will SLC finally hit the more 'normal' of 37F or above?
The person who picks the date (or closest to it) will win a Mason-Dixon round warshrag (knit by me) and a bar of "Hand Knit" Blessed Juno soap. Oh, and of course, a yarny prize as well..something bright and sunny for your feet!