Let’s talk about the weather so far this year (or lack thereof). For the first 12 days of 2020 in our hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we had the 11th warmest start on record. Most of Pennsylvania saw temperatures last Saturday averaging 20 - 30 degrees higher than normal. This is not welcomed news to the energy industry, which obviously loves to sell fuel in the wintertime to keep us warm. Despite the warm start, it looks like cooler-than-average temperatures are on the way over the next two weeks, including the possibility of the first significant snowstorm of the year during the weekend.
Is November 13th too early for a severe cold snap? For those waking up to a 12 degree morning here in the Pittsburgh area, the answer would be yes. It would be yes, yes, and yes for more than a century of consecutive years as today marks the coldest day in Pittsburgh history for November 13th since 1911. With wind chills in the single digits, we imagine that those reading this thought of winter additive when they walked outside this morning.