Today is the first truly cold day of the winter here in Chicago. When I rose this morning the temperature was -2°F with a windchill of -15°F.
My normal practice is to walk the dogs first thing in the morning. People in the neighborhood who don’t know me by name know me as “the guy who walks the white dogs”. Not today.
We have now gone for 327 days without an inch of snow—a record by a considerable margin. It’s cold and dry and there’s no real likelihood of snow in the next week.