Pray for the January thaw


"{R}esearch has demonstrated that {New England's January} thaw is a reality and most frequently occurs between January 20 and 26. A secondary abnormal rise in temperature has been detected between January 7 and 10. Though the thaw does not come every year, it has put in an appearance often enough to establish its place as a singular factor of the New England climate.''


-- From The Country Journal New England Weather Book, by David Ludlum and the editor's of Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal {RIP}