Chile today

Pax capsicum.

Pax capsicum.

2016 has begun as 2015 ended, with a bit of fresh snow on the deck and temps in the mid-20s. And they call this a “new year.” Harumph, etc., et al., and so on and so forth.

Last year was the wettest in a decade for Albuquerque and New Mexico, according to the Albuquerque Journal. A quarter of the state remains abnormally dry, but the National Weather Service says there is no drought for the first time in five years.

As to 2016, quien sabe?

“It’s hard to say what short-term drought will be like next summer,” says Chuck Jones, a meteorologist with the Albuquerque office of the NWS. “But we are getting off to a good start for 2016.”

Of course, opinions vary wildly as regards what constitutes “a good start for 2016.” All the four-legged O’Gradys are curled up in their various beds trying to stay warm, while the two-legged types are pouring cups of hot tea over last night’s tinga poblana, which proved a stunning success. If you’re feeling the January chill, I urge you to make it at once, if not sooner.

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2 Responses to “Chile today”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Good morning and happy new year. Weather here is halfway decent the next 3 days. On Monday we take a turn to the wet side. Sunday will be my first ride in 2 weeks. The Saga and I will go for a leisurely spin to test the back muscles. The Duffy is back to 100%.
    Home made baked beans and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner last night. Comfort food for older hosers.

  2. Larry T. Says:

    Chill? Yeah, I had to wear long-sleeves and knickers for the whole damn 3 hour ride yesterday!!! Today I might get by with just knee and arm warmers though the SoCal rains will be here early next week. Might have to check out the newly refurbished Petersen Automotive Museum if it’s too wet to ride? Looks like a gearheads dream.

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