It could be worse

We all know it’s been cold from just before Christmas to most of this month.  However, in a village in Russia this week, the temperature bottomed out at -88.  Oymyakon is a village in the Siberia region of Russia–it claims to be the coldest place on Earth where people actually live.  But that’s not even their all-time record low.  That happened in Feb.-1933 when the temperature dropped to -90.  Now, if you count December, January and February the three months of winter, we’re the past the half way point and it has to start warming up sometime.  Doesn’t it?