Weather over the holiday period was quite variable, with several shifts in temperature by as much as 20C within the same day. Since the 1998 ice storm, the late December-early January see-sawing of temperatures appears to be the norm; fortunately, the formation of freezing rain as ice on branches and power lines has been minimal so far. Although not extremely cold, the freezing and thawing was not good for sensitive crops such as strawberries and alfalfa given the the lack of snow cover in many regions to insulate the plants.
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