A high temperature of 47°F on Saturday, 28 December 2013, encouraged islanders to step outside to walk or take care of chores. Connie Drake reported: “I took advantage of this beautiful day! …and took down my outside Christmas decorations and then went to the ticket booth and took down the decorations on the outside there! Wasn’t ready to take them down, but thought today was the better day to do it! Now I won’t have to do it in the cold weather!”
The weather forecast for New Year’s Eve and the beginning of 2014, according to Weather.com, calls for an “arctic blast”–high temperature of 18°F and snow showers for the first day of January.