Weather Talk: Statistically, it has been very cold lately

For 30 days now, our weather has been cold — consistently below average and occasionally much below average.

Over the past 30 days, there have been two days with highs in the 20s, seven with highs in the teens, 15 with highs in the single digits, four with highs in the negative single digits and two with a high in the negative teens.

Low temperatures the last 30 days include three in the single digits, eight in the negative single digits, 12 in the negative teens, six in the negative 20s and one in the negative 30s.

Throughout this period, the daily average temperature has been running about 14 degrees colder than the long-term average. Another way of looking at this is that if each of the past 30 days had been 14 degrees warmer, then our weather during this period would have been about average.