Skating through a winter warm-up
Douglas County received a break – although a short one – from a brutally cold winter Wednesday.
Temperatures soared to 27 degrees, a big turn-around from the previous day when the low was 19 below zero. So far this January, temperatures have dropped below zero on 22 days and plunged to 20 below or colder seven times. And that’s without the wind chill.
Conditions changed quickly after Wednesday’s warm-up. Thursday brought more 20 below zero temperatures, more snow and a winter weather and wind chill advisory.
More frigid air is in the forecast for Saturday with lows of 19 below zero expected. We may have to wait awhile before temperatures finally get above freezing. The long-range forecast says that won’t happen until February 12, when a high of 34 degrees is predicted.