2022: Let the weirdness begin
Meteorologist says temperature will plunge nearly 60 degrees on New Year's Day.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2021 SPECIAL EDITION
Patricia Sanchez of the National Weather Service encourages Temple area residents to bring in their plants and pets before going to bed on New Year’s Day. While the high Saturday is expected to reach the 80s, temps will drop to around 25 by early Sunday. “Check on your neighbors,” Sanchez said. “Make sure they are warm.”
NWS: Expect massive temperature drop late on New Year’s Day
According to meteorologist Patricia Sanchez of the National Weather Service, 2022 is going to waste no time getting weird.
“Temple should expect showers after midnight tonight, but the rain will clear off by early morning,” she said. “The temperature is expected to hit the low 80s in the early afternoon on New Year’s Day, but then it’s going to plummet.”
Plummet? Rut ro.
“The low by Sunday morning will be around 25 degrees,” she said. “That’s close to a 60-degree drop in a matter of hours.”
Luckily, no precipitation is expected after tonight’s showers.
“It’s going to be very cold, but after tonight it will be dry,” she said.
“Temple and the rest of Texas is going to welcome 2022 with a very strong Arctic front. Sunday’s high will get up to about 40, then it will drop again. The temp will be around 23 early Monday.”
The high Monday will be in the low 50s and by Tuesday, temperatures will be back in the upper 60s.
“It’s going to get cold, and that means we need to take precautions,” Sanchez said. “Inside pipes should be OK, but it wouldn’t hurt to drip the faucets. People definitely need to wrap outside faucets and exposed water lines. And, it’s that time of the year where we carry those potted plants to a warmer location — either inside the house or in the garage.”
“Take care of your pets, please,” she said. “It’s going to be too cold to leave the dog or cat outside. Bring them in.”
Sanchez also recommended keeping tabs on elderly neighbors and making sure they have sufficient heat.
ON YOUR MARK …
9th annual Resolution Run is Jan. 8
By DAVID STONE, Our Town Temple
The starting gun fires for the first of four 2022 Temple running events on Jan. 8 at Pepper Creek Trail.
The ninth annual Arches Resolution 5K and 10K runs begin at 1 p.m. and online registration ends Sunday, Jan 2. Online Registration
Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. Race day registration is available via cell phone or tablet from noon to 12:30 p.m. on race day for an additional fee.
The Resolution Run is sponsored by Arches Footcare in Temple and the first race was held in 2013.
“We opened Arches in 2012, and after a few months of getting established, we decided we wanted to give back to the city of Temple by hosting a race,” said Heinz Reicht, Arches owner. “We started the race to encourage people to begin walking or complete their first 5K.”
While public races such as 5K and 10K events typically draw mixed participation, Heinz aimed to focus the Resolution Run on folks who may be new to the running game.
“We work very closely with Tracy Klusacek of the city of Temple, and she really does all of the legwork and manages the race,” he said. “Tracy is the backbone of the city of Temple races, and we have helped with advertising and encouraging beginning runners. The Run is open to anyone who just wants to participate — walk or run — regardless of their physical ability. Come out and give it a try.”
A few years ago, the decision was made to raise money for the Un-Included Club and a donation button was linked to the online registration. When a person registers for the race, they have the option of making a donation to the local nonprofit.
The Un-Included Club provides literacy, urban agriculture and leadership programs for the underserved youth in the Temple area.
“This is a voluntary donation, but any amount goes straight to the Un-Included Club,” he said. “The city of Temple keeps all proceeds from the race and uses the money to make our city better — with a focus on recreation programs.”
The Resolution Run typically draws 400 to 600 participants, but the weather often plays a role in the number of people who show up.
Other Temple running events for 2022 are: