20th-23rd. Snow from Pennsylvania and New York to Maine. Showery across Mid-Atlantic States, then clearing, very cold.
December 20: Rainy and unpleasant.
December 21: Early morning rain and winds and a midday monsoon give way to a lovely late afternoon full of sun and fresh air.
December 22: Early AM, the weatherglass predicts approaching low pressure, and the dog is going berserk. A brief passing shower seems to set her right, after which all is sun and pleasantry. Canned 3 pints of cranberry sauce for the pantry.
December 23: Roman feast of Saturnalia. Woke up at 7:30 AM to a cheerful 25 degrees. I’m glad I didn’t look at the outdoor temp when I had awoken two hours earlier, at 5 AM. So I waited until the outdoor temp had crested 30 before taking Amy out for a walk. It actually wasn’t too bad, if I kept the hood of my jacket up. Canned the last 3 pints of cranberry sauce for the year — that makes 6 in the pantry.