Southern Arizona has a largely justified reputation for warm weather. This winter, while the northeast has been buried in snow, we've had days in the 60s and 70s.
Tonight, however, we're right there with you. Adjusted for wind chill, the temperature right now, at 7 pm, is -3.3 degrees F. Yes, that's a minus. And it's just going to get colder as the night wears on. It's projected to be at 9 degrees by the time we get up in the morning, but that's air temperature, not counting the wind. Which is blowing like mad, sending tumbleweeds trooping over the roads like an invading force. Coming home from work tonight, in one spot, on a narrow bridge, Highway 191 was almost closed by tumbleweeds the size of Buicks sitting across the lanes.
We've got both wood stoves going, and the furnace. We have some water dripping in hopes of keeping the pipes from the well from freezing.
Tomorrow night, it's supposed to be colder still. We'll see...