posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:43 AM
Here in the Tampa Bay area, the entire season has been above normal by a few degrees, save for a few nominal "cold spells" in the 50's & 60's, and
the definite cold snap last week where we barely touched 50 degrees one day (I'm not complaining, it was NICE
This coming weekend is forecast to be in the upper 50's through mid 60's, and I welcome it from the near-80 degree days between now & then. The
weather pattern annoys me, we put up with high heat and humidity 9+ months out of the year. We deserve dry, chilly reprieves!
Last year we did have a touch of snow in some places as far south as Naples due to the bitter cold snap everyone was hit with. This year feels like a
180* reversal in the weather pattern. I don't like it. All of the Januaries I remember have been cool or chilly or downright cold to one extent or
another. This warm weather feels positively abnormal, even though I can look at the weather records and see it actually isn't all that abnormal.
Perhaps it feels abnormal because there are spring plants in bloom, wild flowers in their full glory, the bees, hornets and wasps aren't hibernating,
and most shockingly, there have been NO geese to be seen.
Canada geese should have passed through weeks ago, we haven't seen a single flock at