Saturday, 4 January 2014

08:34 – The forecast has degraded. We’re now expecting freezing rain Sunday and snow Monday, with a high Tuesday of 21F (-6C) and a low Tuesday night of 9F (-13C). That’s dangerously cold for around here, where many people aren’t equipped to deal with it. If we have widespread power failures from the freezing rain, we can expect some deaths, both from the cold itself and from people accidentally starting fires or poisoning themselves with carbon monoxide while trying to stay warm with gas grills and campstoves.