Being more used to the freezing, bitingly chilly, windy winters of Chicago, the mild balmy weather of Palo Alto is truly refreshing. It's been a blue-skies sunny 8 to 15 degrees C throughout the day, on average, this month, though it is still very cold in the early mornings. Even the locals are surprised - they had warned me it would be "raining all day every day" throughout January & February and I had been "psyching" myself up for that. But so far, it's been great! Praise God!