Monday, January 6, 2014
With temperatures in Knoxville presently sliding towards zero Farenheit I was trying to remember the briskest weather I have experienced. It may well be the period of January 3rd-January 18th 1985 when I lived near Grenoble, France. The temperature in the town never rose above freezing during that 18-day period. The average was around 10 degrees F and the lowest was -1F, on January 6th. Now that was in the town, and I lived 1200 ft higher, at La Grivolee (see red arrow), so the average at home would probably have been about 4F and minimum about -5F. My poor little 2CV car, nicknamed "Turbo", was just a cracked block.