Above two photos: From my Balcony. It's the downriver shot again. This time it's on New Year's Day 2019. It was cold, frosty and in the low 30's (°F) These photos were taken in the late afternoon. We can see what appears to be a fog over the water....or was it smoke?... I don't know but it was transitory and evaporated before sundown. It was a cold, sunny, windless and beautiful New Year's Day.1/10/2019. Sometimes you compare apples with oranges when it should be apples to apples and oranges to oranges..... but humans often make that error. So here is your metaphor.
1/19/2019 with an eye toward the Willapa River.
Above 6 shots; more high water. There was a very high tide in December last year. Now in the new year we have more high water. Note the house with water nearly at its porch.
Above 3 photos: Taken from the balcony. (hand held) The atmosphere has remained frigid for the entire month. A light dusting of snow overnight results in more white on the ground this last day of February. No wind. Sunny and cold.