Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful sunny morning here, but we’re back to cold once more. Not as cold as before however, still it’s not warm, with a temp of -10F (-23C). Tonight will be even colder. February is leaving us with one last blast of cold weather. The last day of February, now that is nice, the main part of winter is over. Tomorrow is March, the beginning of spring, well, I like to think so anyway.
The days are longer and even though the temp might still be below freezing, the snow will begin to melt. All those hillsides that face south is where the snow melts first and it can start to melt in those areas even with temps as cold as 5F (-15C). It has to do with the angle of the sun hitting the sides of the hills, and the snow disappears. Mostly at the colder temps it just evaporates instead of true melting. Already some hillsides have no, or very little, snow on them. It’s nice to see.
A reminder that spring can’t be too far away. However, we also have to remember that March is normally a snowy month and can give us 3 feet or more of snow. And as the last 4 winters have shown, the snow doesn’t actually disappear until late April. But the odd time it can be gone by late March, although that doesn’t seem to happen very often. But when March arrives I like to start thinking spring. Well, I guess I start a bit earlier than that, about February 1st,😁 um, well, make that January 1st.🙄 Okay, I’ll admit, I start earlier, about December 1st.😂
Oh well, winter is one of the joys of living in the north. And many people like winter, though I’m not sure why. But I used to like winter at one time too, though I’m not sure why. But health problems changed all that, now warm weather is the best. Anyway, I’m sort of rambling again this morning, have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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