A lot of places in the US are under a coat of white from snow.
Not exactly a surprise in January, except that, while there is snow in places one expects, like Colorado, the Dakotas, and Vermont, but also in some places where it is more unusual, such as Alabama and the Carolinas. Seattle, Washington has also recently had snow.
Weirdly, we don’t have much here in the Binghamton, New York area. While some parts of the state have had massive lake effect snows, the wind pattern is preventing them from reaching us here. The storm systems are coming up the coast and we are too far inland to get major amounts of snow from them.
Also weirdly, the cold and snow dipping into the Southern US are caused by the warming of the Arctic region. This pushes the polar vortex south.
This weekend, we are having some of our coldest temperatures of the winter. I am pulling out the heavy coats.
Postscript: You can tell this is stream of consciousness because I misused a correlative conjunction and couldn’t go back and fix it.
It’s a double dip! This post is both part of Linda’s Just Jot It January and Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt is “coat.” Join us! Find out more here: https://lindaghill.com/2017/01/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-and-jusjojan-jan-717/