"Oh my gosh mom!" he called to me. "Look at this! It's pointing ABOVE ZERO!"
Yes indeed my dear, it was about 18F yesterday. Then I had to explain to him that in our crazy system, it can be above zero but still below freezing. He grinned and said "It's so warm!"
|the weather according to google this morning|
And to think, just three weeks ago it was -41. (And, for my non USA readers, -40F = -40C, just for reference...) At -41, you wear the snow pants, fleece or wool jacket, 600 fill down coat, stocking cap, coat hood, a pair of thick mittens (or two), and a scarf around your face...and your snot still freezes and you get icicles in your eyelashes.
We've passed imbolc too (which marks halfway between solstice and equinox), we have light during the day and even into the evening.
It kinda feels like springtime.
All I'm missing is flowers.