This year in Maine was the hottest year on record, beating last year’s record, and beating the record from the year before – each the hottest.
This month the weather has been nutz. We started this month with snow, and about three weeks with day temps in the single numbers and night temperatures dropping below zero. That weather is more common in February than January.
The last week or so we have had rain with temperatures in the upper thirties and forties during the day and nights dropping just below freezing.
Tonight, we are predicted to receive three to five inches of snow and tomorrow a front comes in and will drop up to one inch of rain.
We have had ice out on the frozen rivers and lakes followed by flooding, then refreeze; and tomorrow probably ice out and flooding again.
So far, we have had twelve snowmobiles go through the ice; but no deaths.
The snow banking my house is pretty much gone; and I count on that during the winter to protect my crawl space from freezing.
I am having to wear ice cleats on my boots whenever I go outside. Last week I took a fall in the driveway – but had on so many clothes I just bounced.
I am a winter person. I love the winter; but this year is fucked up.