This is for friend and frequent commenter Joe, who said "I want the occasional fall/early winter weather report from New England. ... Describe your surroundings as part of your posts, whether it's the joy you get from the changing hues of the leaves, or the pissah that it is to shovel snow before Thanksgiving."
Now, he said that back in early November, but we are still just a month into winter, so here's your thousand words:
Yes, folks, that's 24 degrees below zero.