Sitting at 14 right now, headed for about 8 overnight. Coldest night in a couple years, as it didn’t get below 10 last winter. We’re not forecast to get above freezing the next 10 days. Coldest December I can remember here in the 4 years we’ve been here.
I had to turn on the heat lamp in the cellar today to keep our canned goods from freezing during this cold spell. The lamp can keep it about 25-30° warmer than the outside temps. So, I hope it doesn’t get much colder than 5° over the next few weeks.
It’s real tempting to crank up the heat, but it’s easier to layer on the clothes than pay a $200+ per month electric bill.