Thursday, February 09, 2006
Winter of 2005-2006
The winter of 2005-2006 has been very erratic in Maryland this year. The month of December was unusually cold and there were 2 or 3 snow storms before Christmas. Even though the snow was not significant, it was big enough to shut down or delay the schools and clog up the Washington beltway with traffic jams. January started on the mild note and stayed that way throughout the month. The temperature was above average and when January was over it was the warmest January on the record. The month of February has started with a vengeance and it is windy a lot this month. The temperatures are running at least 2 to 3 degrees below the normal for this time of year. The natural gas prices are higher this year and heating bills are through the roof. The state of the bank account is in a bad shape for a lot of people.