As I was paying my phone bill yesterday, I made small talk with the guy in the shop. I commented that it was quite cold, and asked if it would get even colder. The high temperature yesterday was in the 20s.
He smiled and said yes, it would get much colder. He said that after it snows, the temperature typically drops. He cautioned me to dress warmly.
Sure enough, this morning it was 5°, with a predicted high of 24°. We can’t expect to see anything above freezing in the foreseeable future.
Shenyang enjoys four distinct seasons. Summer was very pleasant: high temperatures and low humidity. Autumn was short, though. Will winter be long?
The good thing is that there is a light dusty of snow on the ground, and Christmas decorations are going up. It feels very festive.