On New Year’s Day, the air in Baltimore was dense and heavy. Nearly 60 degrees outside, humidity at 98 percent for the better part of the day, a dense fog coverd the city, and I wasn’t into it. During the last months of 2021, we really hadn’t experienced any winter weather, and there we were—in the new year with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees above normal.

Fog. Baltimore, New Year’s Day 2022.

I took a photo of the scene from our terrace and shared my dissapointment on FaceBook saying, “Happy New Year, everyone. I’m not sure what all the continuing warm weather portends for 2022, but I’m not betting on any snow this year.”

Boy, was I wrong! (Mother Nature saw my bet and raised me.)

Sunday afternoon, I logged onto Twitter and saw a lot of buzz about a big snow storm headed for the mid-Atlantic states. At the time, the temperature was 63 degrees.

Really?

Really. This morning the view looked like this.

Snow. Baltimore, January 3, 2022.

Happy New Year everyone! Be kind to each other and let’s do epic things in 2022.