This morning was all fogged up. Now it’s 50 degrees. Tonight it will be 50 degrees lower.

Whether this has to do with global warming climate change, God’s wrath or the randomness of life is anyone’s guess.

What is certain, though, is the record low for Westport. It was -15 — that’s 15 below 0 — in 1968.

You can look it up (on The  Weather Channel).

Bart Shuldman — who passed along that freezing factoid — joins “06880” in hoping this is one record that is not broken tonight.

Or ever.

This will happen tonight, when the fog and mist turn frigid.

This will happen tonight, when the fog and mist turn frigid.

6 responses to “-15?!

  1. Gloria Gouveia, Land Use Consultants

    Notes to Self: 1. Bring in the brass monkey. 2. Put out the witch.

    • Are you related to Joe Gouveia, as in Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford?

      • Gloria Gouveia, Land Use Consultants

        No. Although the name is novel in this part of the world, I’m told that it’s fairly common in others.
        I discovered the vineyard some years ago and I’m delighted to share a name with such a breath-takingly beautiful place.

        • It is definitely a beautiful vineyard. If you haven’t already, you can check out their website and see videos and learn about how Joe got to where he is today. It is a remarkable story.

  2. Scott E. Brodie

    I was walking to school as a Staples sophomore in 1968. I certainly remember the winters then as (on the average) colder than those we have experienced in recent years. Looks like “I’m not just making this up!”.

    • Jack Whittle

      Not only were you walking to Staples and experiencing the weather, you got to experience the weather every time you changed classes! Would tend to make one acutely aware of the weather during every school day . . . I also walked to Staples through the woods from Woody Lane when I didn’t drive, although they spent the three years I was at Staples (78 – 81) connecting the buildings, and I guess building the Fieldhouse.