Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Weather

It's been cold here in Oaxaca and all across Mexico thanks to "Frente Frio No.22" (Cold Front 22). It's cold in the U.S., too, I see on cable TV.

Up in the northern part of the country, it's even worse: Chihuahua 34F, Xalapa Veracruz 43F, Monterrey 36F, Puebla 43F, San Luis Potosi, 34F, Mexico City 46F. Even tropical Veracruz is only 59F.
Our local weather report today calls for a low of 37F degrees. Since none of the homes have heating, that means it's wear-your-warmest-coat-indoors weather. I've been wrapped up in a blanket on the sofa all morning.

It's really dangerously cold up in the Indian communities in the mountains outside of town. They're dirt poor and often don't even have blankets to keep warm.

Yesterday, it was overcast, cold, and rainy. Sort of like a November day in Chicago, as I remember.

But by Thursday, they're forecasting a high here of 87F degrees. I can't wait!