Charlie Buttrey

October 17, 2021

In case you run out of things to worry about, you can add this to your list:

The National Weather Service began collecting temperature data on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, in 1955. Across more than six decades, the freezing temperature has, on average, arrived Sept. 15.  Until this year, the record for the latest freeze was October 6th, set in 2011.

There has yet to be a freeze on Mount Mansfield this year, and the weather forecast doesn’t project one for at least a week.

Yes, this is only one data point, but it’s one that is unsettling.

Oh, and most climatologists say that this decade will be the coolest of the century.

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