Posted By Bryce Parks on February 13, 2014
As I write this, it’s February 11, and we dipped back down to -18 degrees last night. They’re promising weather in the 30’s by the time this issue hits the street, but I’ll believe it when I see it. The fact is, we’ve all become a bit numb to the weather this winter, in more ways than one. It has had to be a record cold streak. 32 days this winter were below zero. The last two years combined only had seven. I read online (where you can’t tell a lie) that Dubuque’s sitting at over 43 inches of snow for this season so far. And more is predicted for Wednesday, so by the time you read this, we’ll be at a new high. What it all adds up to is a whole lot of Dubuquers, and Tri-Staters for that matter, with very little interest in going outside and doing stuff.