Yes, it’s cold outside…compared with what we’ve had for most of this so-called winter but it is not really that cold. It just seems like it. The temperature has not yet dipped into sub-zero numbers (without wind chill) and we’re already a third of the way through February.

We’ve had a couple of pseudo snowfalls and one sort-of ice storm. As winters here in the mountains go, this hasn’t been much of one…so far.

The forecast says a “wintry mix” next Tuesday but the talking heads on the tube hedge their bets by saying an approaching warm front could turn that into all rain.

Maybe Al Gore is right.