By Chris Shaffer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — January is statistically the coldest month of the year in Minnesota.

And yet, ironically with temperatures in the 30s, we find ourselves in the middle of a “January Thaw.”

So we asked our Chief Meteorologist — and resident poet laureate — Chris Shaffer to help make sense of this annual phenomenon. Watch him take wonderful poetic license in the video above!

Chris Shaffer