Some of the more optimistic Minnesotans look forward to the Winter Solstice – celebrating that the days are, at long last, getting longer. The more realistic among us recognize that while the days may be getting longer, they will nevertheless continue to grow colder over the next few weeks.
That stretch is now over! Starting today, the average high temperature is 24 F, up from the 23F that is the average high temperature from January 6 through January 18. Cheer up, everyone! We have now begun that slow gradual temperature rise that will continue until temperatures start declining again on July 22. Winter is on the run!