I had mixed emotions when I found out that I was going to North Platte, Nebraska. I love driving across the Great Plains, but this time of year can bring serious snowfall to that region. Luckily, when I arrived, temperatures were in the upper 40’s (about 8 degrees Celsius) and the roads were clear. Nebraska is farther north than Colorado and Denver was in the mid 50’s (18 C). A large portion of the Midwest was experiencing a mild spell.