We've had some big temperature swings here, from high to low temps, and quick too. In 12 or 15 or 18 hours time.
A while back I mentioned the "weather trivia" and "weather history", that is listed in the Cumberland, MD newspaper. It's pretty interesting sometimes, and I try to glance at them each morning. Here are 2 examples from 1/12/17 and 1/13/17.
Thursday, 1/12/17: Trivia: "What is the common term phrase for a mild spell in January? The January thaw. (All of my life I've called it the "Indian Summer".
History: `A cold snap spread eastward on Jan. 12, 1888, spawning the "Blizzard of 88." The storm affected an area from northern Texas to the Dakotas and killed 200 people.
Here's the one from yesterday.
Trivia: What is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley? 15*F.
History: Temperatures soared to 70*F in central Pennsylvania on Jan. 13, 1932. In colder regions, the greatest likelihood of unseasonably high temperatures, knows as a January thaw is from Jan. 7-10 and from Jan. 20-26.
That's a quote from Accuweather.com. The dates are correct. 1888 and 1932.
Our ground is muddy now, but the rivers are still low. Our farm pond is down 2 feet from where it should be this time of year.