Yesterday's high temperature in Houston was
81° Fahrenheit, a new record for the day. We probably won't set any records today, but it ain't because old Mother Nature isn't trying.
A "blue norther" blew in last night. It hit here at the Boggy thicket at 10:12 p.m. At 10:11 it was 76° with a light Southeast breeze, and a minute later the wind was out of the Northwest at 30 miles per hour. The temperature dropped ten degrees in the next five minutes.
This morning, we still have the strong North and Northwest winds gusting to 30 or so, and the temperature is hovering just over freezing. The weather bureau says the "feels like" temperature with the wind chill factored in is in the 20s.
All in all, it's looking like a perfect day to stay inside and do nothing, so naturally I woke up wide awake just before 5 a.m.