A cold front that moved through Thursday night brought howling winds and cold temperatures. Early in the morning I was awakened by the sound of a crash on the roof. Fortunately, no real damage from the rather large limb.
Early yesterday morning the wind cut through you and made it seems much colder. By late afternoon the winds moderated somewhat. Having gone to work very early, I left shortly after 1400 and was able to spend a few minutes outside when I arrived home.
This morning it is a hard cold out. I just walked out to take the crate off the bird feeder in the backyard (raccoon protection) and the leaves on the Acuba shrubs were curled and frozen. Early birding this morning....probably not. Fortunately, this cold snap will be short lived and temperatures will moderate during the upcoming week.