Temp. was a crisp 10 degrees (f) last night. Oh, that's below Zero. Headed for even colder temps tonight. Yesterday (Sunday, Jan. 30) was somewhat unique, as the wind was blowing fiercely (20-40MPH) while snowing fairly heavily. There are a few drifts around town. (Knock on wood) The wind really doesn't blow that much around here. Coming from the high plains of Colorado, I'm used to it blowing ALL the time. When it didn't blow, it was a unique event. But yesterday was the first time I've seen it blow during a snowstorm here in Kalispell, MT.
Can't wait for that important (psychologically, at least) event on Wednesday - Ground Hog Day!!! Important because it's the mid-point (on the calendar) of winter. Halfway between the winter solstice (Dec. 21) and the vernal equinox (Mar. 21). The amount of daylight has been noticeably more (the sun is setting 40 minutes later on Jan 31 than it did on Jan. 1), lifting the spirits, if not the temperatures.
Across the majority of the nation, February is the coldest month, on average. The only good thing about Feb. is the amount of daylight increases dramatically during the shortest month. The sun sets almost 45 minutes later on Feb. 28 than it does on Feb. 1.