We spent yesterday afternoon at a cook-out at our friend’s house. Sweet corn, steak grilled over charcoal and mesquite chips, potato salad and apple pie. But it was so cold we had to go indoors to eat. Our friend said that this is first time he’s lit the fire and eaten fresh sweet corn on the same day.

John at Powerline notes similar indications of unseasonable cool weather:

here in the Upper Midwest, but it came uncomfortably close. Now we have frost warnings for northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Some places in the region recorded record lows today.

Of course, the recent colder than usual temperatures are just anecdotes. Gateway Pundit has links to more such anecdotal evidence; like this one, for example:

Thousands of stranded train passengers wait outside a railway station in China’s southern city of Guangzhou February 2, 2008. China is not yet over the worst of a winter weather crisis that has killed 60 and doomed millions to a cold dark Lunar New Year holiday next week. The State Council, China’s cabinet, issued a warning that snow, sleet rain and icy rain will sweep most parts of southern China for several more days, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.

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