Below Zero and Dropping

As if the inconvenience caused by the recent heavy snowfall isn’t bad enough, now comes the dramatic drop in temperature.

Monday’s near to below zero cold was the stinging kind of cold that reminds us more than we need about the perils of New England weather.

On the other hand, there are many, many New Englanders who take such frigid temperatures in stride – the way those in Florida wear short sleeve shirts and set off for work Monday morning.

The heavy snow and unusually frigid cold during this winter so far tells us something about what is ahead of us.

What is ahead?

More snow than we’ve experienced in years.

More frigid cold.

Heating bills such as we have not paid in a decade.

As the late, great Walter Cronkite would have said at the end of such a soliloquy: And that’s the way it is on January 24, 2011.

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