It’s March 1st. March 1st, and 22 degrees F (or -6C). Also, we are expecting another three to five inches of snow.
As this year’s winter crawls towards spring, it puts me in my mind of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. Not that I was there, but I’ve read about it.
Of course, I’m not worried about surviving the journey. But for several years, early springs seemed to be the irreversible trend, and that makes this long winter harder to take. In fact, the average high temperature for March 1st in Chicago is supposed to be 41 degrees F (6 C).
There was no snow on the ground at the beginning of March, 2012, for example. Snowdrops and Crocus were blooming.
I hate to…
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