Monday, January 8, 2018
Evanston: goodbye to all that
We are having a heat wave—34ºF/1ºC. The first time it has been above freezing since before Christmas. For more than two weeks our temperatures have been around 0ºF/-18ºC. Many mornings there has been a minus sign in front of the F temperature when I got up. And the wind chill was, of course, considerably, sometimes dangerously lower.
Twice last week when it reached a balmy 12ºF/-11ºC, I bundled up and walked down to the lake. In the photo above the white line on the horizon is solid ice. I was surprised that the lake was not frozen all the way to the shore.
Winter does not actually end for me when I fly to Florida and GANNET tomorrow. I expect to be back in Evanston in March and it will still be winter here then. But it will end for a while. I’m looking forward to that. And I’m really looking forward to being on the little boat again.