I’m sad. Having spent many years in Alaska I love winter, snow and cold. My favorite things were snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and getting up in the middle of the night to watch the Northern Lights. Not this year. Not in Ohio or PA. It never got cold enough for me to wear my goose down parka!
My neighbor kid made no money off of me this winter, there was never enough snow to bother shoveling. I am having a hard time dealing with all of my flowers coming up, trees budding and being 80 degrees and I know it’s not even St Pat’s Day yet! I can remember wicked snow storms on St Pat’s in the past! I keep waiting for that one big whomp of snow to catch us off guard.
I bought snow tires for the first time in about 15 years, to deal with all the snow we get here. They worked great the 3 or 4 days they were actually useful. I’m so used to getting a lot of snow, it was definitely missed this year.
Been around 80 the last few days here in Chicagoland, all kinds of vegetation in bloom, exploding! Worst part is that the allergies are going nuts way too soon. Happily I haven’t seen any scooter riders like above!
This photo was taken in Madison. Where was ScreamingChicken at noontime?
Doesn’t Joerogo own a scooter?
Definitely sad. If temps were in the normal range, I never would have seen this on St. Patty’s day.
This is the most beautiful state in the Union!
Obviously, you’ve never been next door — New Mexico.
I’m glad for the mild winter – but I don’t remember it being so warm in March. – temps all week are averaging 79-82, and overnight about 65-70. My neighbors are buying tomato plants, and I’m thinking we still may get a front in the next couple of weeks.
I uncovered the Egg and cooked burgers over the coals. Life is good when it’s nice out.
I-40 and I-17 in Northern AZ closed today.
Up to 30″ of snow up there.
Down in the Valley of the Clouds, It rained with some hail- Temp 55 degrees.
No baseball spring training games today!
And the LPGA had a golf tournament here today and it was shut down.
Snowed here at the beach!
The best weather in 14 years, since leaving Calif.
Like Al, I also bought a snow blower about 12 years ago when we had a 14 inch snow and I could not get up my steep driveway. I bought a Honda with a trac drive, 8HP, blows snow from here to Cuba, power steering and power brakes, AC and hot and cold water. I have not used it since.
81F today, 82F tomorrow and everything blooming.
Paul E. Smith
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