I loved the warm January weather while fishing the Flint River club tournament last Sunday at Jackson.
Many folks are claiming this weather is unusual for January. I even heard one talking head using the most over used word in our vocabulary right now – “unprecedented.”
On Sunday. January 21, 1967, my senior year in high school, Harold and I talked at church about how warm it was and that we needed to go water skiing. We wanted to be the first ones to go skiing that year. As soon as church was over, we went home, changed clothes and grabbed some extra jeans and shirts.
On the way to the lake WBBQ radio station in Augusta said it was 71 degrees and it was sunny. We got to Raysville Boat Club where my family’s ski boat was tied under a boat shed. As we pulled up to the lake, we saw one of our friends that had skipped church that day out of the water skiing.
Harold and I both skied, but we were not the first that year. There have been many other very warm Januaries over the years, and many very cold ones. And there will be many more as the weather changes year to year.