It’s always nice to be called upon as an expert. I got a little mention in the Norwich Bulletin today, though they goofed and said the historical average for January was the actual average.
It’s also funny how irony is sometimes difficult to translate into the printed word. My comment about global warming, as spoken, reflects my somewhat skeptical view of the doomsayers.
By GREG SMITH
NORWICH — NORWICH — Snowfall did finally end Wednesday evening.
And as residents continued to dig themselves out from the 7 inches of snow in Norwich, they do have a brighter outlook for the remainder of the week.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly through the weekend with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s with overnight lows in the teens.
There is no end in sight to cold temperatures that have been the norm this year, according to Geoff Fox, forecaster at WTNH-TV in New Haven.
The average high temperatures in Norwich have been 37.6 degrees and lows of 17.5 degree for the month, according to data collected at the weather station at the Norwich Public Utilities building.
“We’ve certainly been in a colder than normal pattern, and it looks like that pattern will persist,” Fox said. “It makes global warming a hard sell.”
State and local police urge caution on the roadways, especially during the morning commute to avoid spinouts and fender benders.
Despite the fact that temperatures will likely not reach far beyond the freezing mark, roadways should be clear of ice during the day as the asphalt heats up from solar energy. The constant warming and freezing, however, likely will lead to formation of more potholes.