Up to this point, our coldest official temperature in Cleveland has been +5°F (January 18th). Compared to the previous two winters, it has been a cake walk thus far. But don’t put away the furry ear-flap hat and arctic parkas just yet. The coldest air of the season will be paying us a visit at the end of this week and this coming weekend to add a handful of days that reach into the single digit territory, and perhaps below.
We are not quite done with winter…
Get ready for an impressive cold shot beginning Wednesday of this week. The coldest core will actually pass by to our east about a week from now. Look at some of these forecast overnight lows for Sunday morning of next week!
There will be a number of Alberta clipper systems followed by lake effect snows that will slowly add snow cover to our area in the next 10 days:
I’m encouraged, however, that this may be the last truly “wintry” period this winter. Stay tuned.
Do you, or someone you know struggle with how to share your faith in Christ? If so, this post is for you.
I’ve always been an admirer of Dr, James Dobson. I listened to his daily radio program when he was with Focus On The Family during his decades of service to families across America. When Dr. Dobson stepped down from his post as Chairman of Focus On The Family in 2010, he started a new ministry and family-oriented broadcast called Family Talk.
His programs are all available on line (as well as airing on many radio stations across the country).
Family Talk started the month of February with a powerful program featuring a seminar given by Lee Strobel, a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and atheist. Lee became a follower of Christ after he set out on a two-year journey to disprove the Bible as the Word of God. His book, The Case For Christ, is his story of that journey and worth your time.
For your convenience, you can listen to both Part One and Part Two of the broadcast below. Pass this post on to anyone you know who struggles with sharing their faith.
A few screen captures from earlier today at Boston FOX affiliate, WFXT:
And here’s an image from my brother’s bedroom window in New Bedford, MA this morning. This is the same window that he and I spent hours looking out at the world when we were growing up back in the 1960s and 1970s.
His days may be numbered in Cleveland, and even the NFL, but I was just recently reminded that our Creator’s arm is long enough and graceful enough to reach this young man who seems to be spiraling out of control.
It’s tempting to get drawn into the drama and forget that Mr. Manzeil is a human being, loved by God. Join me and others in praying for Johnny, that the right people will bring the Good News of our Lord to his heart. God’s grace is sufficient for anyone who reach out to Him!
After an eyebrow-raising record high temperature on Wednesday, it’s back to normal today. As I suggested last week, this colder pattern will last at least 7-10 days.
One of the parameters that meteorologists check in the winter is the Arctic Oscillaion. When the AO wanders into negative territory, cold air can more easily drain into the continental United States. Note how it wanders into the blue zone and stays there until early March.
The biggest deviation from normal next week will be the southeastern USA, but Ohio will be below normal as well.
By early March, the milder air may attempt to move back in.
The lack of snow in many places where no ground should show until March is amazing. A Lyndonville, Vermont resident uploaded this photo from near the Canadian border. This scene should be brimming with snowpack!
Cleveland’s snowfall deficit has now exceeded 30 inches. Selling a snowmobile this year has to be one of the most difficult items to sell, wouldn’t you think?
Today In The Word’s February focus on “rest” caught my attention. Perhaps it’s because, like you, we sometimes feel trapped by our routines that are so overloaded, that finding places to rest (both physically and spiritually) seem difficult. Can I get a witness?
The study began on Monday with an unlikely instrument for the kind of rest that Jesus offers: a yoke.
On Tuesday, yet another reminder caught my attention: Jesus “gets it” when it comes to working hard in the physical!
Do you use Today In The Word as an occasional study guide? I encourage you to walk alongside this month’s journey on the study of “rest!” You can CLICK HERE and subscribe to get each day’s study emailed to you, or you can get the booklet devotional (while it’s too late for February’s study, you will get the studies being prepared for later this spring).
How about the morning temperature? Thirty minutes ago, I had 57°F. Now it’s 58°F as of 10:55 a.m.
Enjoy the morning warmth. Cooler air will start arriving this afternoon and evening.