||The cold winter weather continues, though we have received only a trace of snow since the 17th. The average daily temperature is almost 8 degrees F below the long-term average ("normal") for this period.
||This is the 13th consecutive day for which temperatures have dipped below zero (F) and the long winter is taking its toll on local animals. This young red-tail hawk was feeding on a road-killed cottontail rabbit in the traffic lane and let me drive within a few meters. That is a risk-taking that would not be expected during better times, but the need to eat to generate heat and survive the hard winter has trumped its natural caution. Here is a similar note from this website in 2001.
Green Bay received 3.2 inches of snow today. This brings our standing snow depth to 16 inches [not reflected until tomorrow's measurements in the Weather Service data which is recorded once each day in the morning].
This is the 10th consecutive day (and 12 of the last 13) that Green Bay's low temperature was below zero. The data for the last 2 weeks is second hand, as I have been absent since Jan 4 and returned to Green Bay late today.
||Sustained cold weather and winds creating dangerous wind chills prompted schools over much of Wisconsin to cancel school yesterday and today. Green Bay's high temperature was -2° F for both days and lows were -16° and -20° respectively.
||I left Green Bay today for 2 weeks in Panama. You can find a short blog with a few photos in my absence from this page until Jan 18.
The new year dawns with 0.4 inches of snow and a low temperature of -1° F.