Silicon Valley colder than New England?

This was the forecast yesterday afternoon for yesterday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) web site.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of mixed rain and snow showers. Probability of measurable precipitation 20 percent. Northwest wind 12 mph. Low 31.

Needless to say, the snow didn’t appear. But this morning was the first time since I left the Midwest 14 years ago that I needed to let my car defrost. There was a thick layer of frost coating my car when I went out at 8:15am. Usually, when we have a frost, I can easily wipe the frost off with the windshield wipers. Not today.

Tonight’s forecast calls for a low of 26. Brrr. In contrast, Philadelphia is forecast to see a low of 45, and Boston a low of 41. There is something seriously wrong when San Francisco Bay area weather is colder than New England.

Things aren’t all bad. I’m getting to use my winter coat and I’m not in Fairbanks, Alaska.