Really, the category for this post is not 'winter weather', but the ridiculous lack thereof. The GFS long-range model, however, has not lost hope. Indeed, by around the middle of the month, it's forecasting temperatures down into the single digits--even colder, that is, than our brief cold snap of earlier this week. Will it come to pass? Well, if the season thus far is any guide, I'd have to answer in the negative. It's been the habit of this particular model for the past month-plus to show colder temperatures around days 10-14, only to post warmer temps as that time period draws nearer. I suspect we'll see more of the same this time around, and that lows will be more in the neighborhood of 40, than, say, 4 when the time comes. Geesh.