I spent most of the day out at my parents' house supervising a hoard of kids. I'm exhausted. Current temperature at 11:45 pm, -18 (-38 with wind chill). Low tonight is supposed to dip to -26. High tomorrow is expected to be -11 (low tomorrow night -29), with a high the following day or -10. We usually don't see these kinds of numbers until February. This makes me wonder if winter is coming early and hard so it might be an early spring, or if this is just a preview of a long and bitterly cold winter.