Sea ice is having trouble forming around here, as you can see by the recent images below. We’re beginning to wonder whether we’ll see significant cold and snow this winter.
December is turning out to be a wimp. Our daily December temperatures consistently have been warmer than their historical averages, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s records for Hancock County (measuring Bar Harbor mostly).
No major snowstorms are predicted for here in January – yet. Historically, January is our coldest month, but there is no prediction of Arctic blasts coming down from Canada any time soon.
All the same, based on experience, we won’t be putting away the show shovels until mid-April. (Brooklin, Maine)