According to the office building digital info sign that I walk past on my way to the store it's only -4C in my neighbourhood. With no wind. Managed to get there and back again without actually melting but it was a near thing.
So note to self: Move finding a replacement outdoor thermometer up to the top of the to-do list so that you'll know actual local temperature. I inherited one when I moved into this place and judging from the model type that sucker had been out on that balcony for a very long time. But last summer the managing company cut down several of the trees in the courtyard (they'd suffered several years of storm damage and were ailing) and changed the wind patterns within said courtyard ... no more deflection away from my windows and balcony. So of course one blustery day last fall I found the thermometer lying on the balcony "floor" with the plastic casing smashed (including the little that fasten it to the metal wall bracket). So need to find a tougher model somewhere.
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