As mentioned by every blogger north of the Mason Dixon line, and many south of that marker, it continues to snow on us. All over us. Except last weekend, February 24th, when I took the girls to the park for a winter snow festival.
Our local meteorologist said, in his teaser at the beginning of the six o’clock news one night last week, it is meteorological spring and he would explain it to us in his weather segment. And, he did.
Meteorologists prefer clean divisions; for them the seasons commence March 1st, June 1st , September 1st, December 1st. For crying out loud. This is as unrealistic as a teenager in love.
Accountants like clean quarters, too, but ours really work. They are recognized in the real world. Businesses report their quarterly returns, the stock market responds, 401K’s go up or down. Our quarters are the real deal.
I believe meteorologists are deceiving themselves. The seasons change with the equinoxes, and those are three quarters of the way into their respective months. Daylight and dark does not balance itself on June 1st, to accommodate meteorologists.
March 3, 2013, 10 am, NE Ohio. The white specks are falling snow.
Does this look like spring? My hopes are on March 20th.