Happy New Year to all Cold House readers! We’ve had our January thaw (let’s hope there’s only going to be one of them) a little early this year– it got up to a freakish 50º on New Year’s Day– wiping out much of our snow cover. Sad. But the weather is starting to get back towards normal as we approach the Coldstice, a couple weeks hence. Here’s our temperature chart from last week. Again, the red line show average daily outdoor temps (not actual highs and lows), and the green line shows our average temp inside: 51.9ºF.