What We’re Missing In Today’s Hot Weather


Macro snowflakes in frozen bubble (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

11 January 2020

Winter has a beauty all its own but we’re missing it in Pittsburgh this year. Today our high temperature will be 70oF.

Here’s some of what we’ll never see in today’s hot weather.

Hoarfrost on Hibiscus (photo by Reinhold Möller via Wikimedia Commons)
Snow on Queen Anne’s lace, 2015 (photo by Kate St. John)
Tiny snowman at Gilfillan Park, 2 Jan 2020 (photo by Kate St. John)

Pittsburgh is not alone in feeling the heat. Here’s today’s temperature forecast for the continental U.S. It looks like a Polar Vortex doesn’t it? High winds are on the way!

(photos from Wikimedia Commons and Kate St. John, map from the National Weather Service; click on the captions to see the originals)