Sunday, February 17, 2008
For those outside of New England it's "Warm Waters".
With the bike all packed for the 30 mile drive to the commuter lot, the thermometer showed a temp of 23 degrees. As I drove away from the coast, the temperature began it's drop. By the time I got to Trucci's and pulled "Belvedere" out of the car, it was 14 degrees.
A bright, crisp morning made this Sunday commute pretty nice actually. The feeling was kind of like leaning on a cold pane of glass. The layers of clothing protected as advertised.
The ocean temperature is around 40 degrees, and radiates a few miles inland, keeping the air temperature more moderated. That explains why there is so little snow. When the inland areas get six, eight or even ten inches of snow, the SouthCoast part of the state usually gets rain.