The thermometer has not gotten above freezing for over a week.
While we get snow here almost every year, it’s usually melted within 2 or 3 days and, even if we get as much as a foot like we did 2 years ago, it’s gone within a week.
A week ago we had a trace of snow, not even enough to measure. It’s been so cold that some of that trace of snow is still on the ground in areas that are shaded all day long this time of year.
I’m not complaining. We’ve lived in colder places. One winter in the 70s, when we lived in a high mountain desert town in Idaho, it didn’t get above 0°F for a month and was below -20°F for a week.
And, in the almost 30 years we’ve here, we’ve had had other long cold periods.
But, that was then, and this is now.