Tuesday, March 20, 2012


It's now official.  Winter is over.  Meteorologists believe March 1 to be the start of spring, but I've always been a vernal equinox guy myself.

I knew it was going to be a mild winter when I bought a new pair of boots in the late fall.  They're still in the box. I have yet to wear them, and I'm okay with that.

So, what have we learned here?

Mild winters happen from time to time.

It's much too early, in my view, to chalk this one up to global warming.  If there is global warming, it's gradual-- not a five degree jump like we had this year.

And, we've learned all those long term forecasts were dead wrong.  Don't believe anything more than seven days in advance.

Maybe, next year, I'll guarantee a warm winter by buying a new coat.