33 F. high in the Twin Cities Tuesday.
25 F. average high on January 29.
22 F. high on January 29, 2012.
.03" rain and freezing rain early Tuesday.
2 nights below zero this week (Thursday and Friday morning).
6 consecutive nights below zero last week.
Last significant subzero blast of the winter? I think so.
* photo above courtesy of Timothy Butz in Ellicott City, Maryland, where Tuesday's high was a balmy 64 F.
63 F. record high in Chicago yesterday.
Photo credit above: "Aerial view of Interstate 75 in Gainesville, Fla. where according to Florida Highway Patrol at least 9 people have died as a result of multiple crashes Sunday January 29, 2012 involving 4 commercial vehicles and at least 10 passenger vehicles. The majority of the accidents happened in an area adjacent to where a brush fire was burning and producing heavy smoke." Rob C. Witzel/Staff photographer
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
Photo credit above: "SFU earth scientist Diana Allen has co-authored a major study linking groundwater depletion to climate change." (Credit: Image courtesy of Simon Fraser University).