March 15, 2013

Wherein the Author Makes a Rare Modern Cultural Reference

In the fantasy series Game of Thrones there is much discussion of the coming long winter. Summer and winter last years, if not decades, in the far-off land of Westros. Well, it seems like winter has lasted decades around these parts. Last summer was brutally hot and temperatures dropped abruptly from the 90s to the 50's seemingly over night.

Here we are in mid-March and the expected spring warming has not yet arrived.  It snowed a bit yesterday.  This morning there is a thin covering of frost and snow on the grass. March snow is not unusual, even a scant week from Official Spring (and my birthday). Normally by now we have had some fine days of 70 degree weather mixed in with the cold days..

There is no doubt I am a March baby. My personality runs hot and cold with rapid changes. I can be windy. Those qualities also define a typical mid-western March. The March of 2013 has been steady cold. Last weekend we hit 60, but that is the warmest I have seen. I am ready for a little of AlGore's global warming.

4 comments:

Ralphd00d said...

It hit 95 here yesterday, and expect 94 today. I would gladly trade you 20-30 degrees to balance us both out if I could!

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Just wait for the Maunder Minimum that's about to hit us. You'll be wistully nostalgic about those mild March days of 2013 in about, oh, 2024 or so.

The heat from the Gore Immolation will be only a short reprieve, and only for those standing close to the fire, but it will make us all feel inexplicably better.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

wistully == wistfully

Jean said...

It snowed all day and night on my birthday this year. For 38 years it was a rainy day in FL.
Oh well.

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