By mid-January, usually people would have spent already two months indoors to avoid the double-digit negative temperatures outside and the snow/ice, while gearing up mentally for another four more months to go through.
However, this year, we're already mid-January, winter hasn't started yet.
Today, the weather was marvellous, perfect even for flying with a blue sky and unlimited visibility and temperatures firmly staying at 9degrees Celcius.
This week, again another shocking forecast: temperatures that can go as high as 15 degrees, and barely a bit of clouds or rain to temper the mostly exotic weather that continued since summer (except for 2 days of wind here, one week of 3degrees there).
Anyone else surprised???? This is definitely a first since years, and the big question is, how long can it now last once it starts? There is no way that Winter will stay through May, since this rarely happens, and by rarely I mean few documented exceptions in the last century, and only through a short isolated snowstorm.
April, or even March, is a much more likely month where Winter will go bye-bye.
This means, largely, that even if all hell breaks loose, we're not seeing more than 2, maximum 3 months of winter this year!!
Are we still in the normal bracket of weather difference between one year and the other? Last year: 7 months of winter 4 of which firmly at -5/-10, peaking at -17. This year: 4 of these months gone and still waiting for a negative temperature/unpleasant weather.