Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Exhibit A

     We talked the other day about how spring was springing in a way.  Well, it is here for certain now because we are having weather that can only be attributed to springtime.
    There have been a lot of people who live around the Worldwide Headquarters going on today about how they thought spring was here the past few days because they were out and about with their flip flops on but now that winter is back because we got like an inch and a half of heavy, wet snow this morning.  Settle down people.  The crazy weather is People's Exhibit A in why spring is here.
     First if all, let me tell you about some of the words the weather forecast for the Worldwide Headquarters today: rain, snow, freezing rain, thunderstorm, hail, high and low.  Now, high and low are in every forecast so we can just throw them out as being unusual, because every day has a forecast high and a forecast low, as well as actual highs and lows.  But it is a little unusual to have rain, hail, thunderstorms, and snow all on one day.  That is weather that can only happen as winter and summer fight it out in the springtime.
     See, there is a system coming in.  Last night and this morning the air was cold enough for snow to fall as big, gigantic wet flakes all over the damn place.  Then, in the late morning and afternoon it was warm enough that it could be rain.  Well now the ground has cooled off enough that the rain is freezing on contact, hence freezing rain.  I am sure we can throw sleet in there too because that will start falling shortly.  Then I am sure there will be some more snow eventually when night falls again.  That is just how it goes in the springtime.  There is so much warm air and cold air mixing together with just enough heating of the sun that we get wacky weather.  Add in that most of the snow will be gone by the end of tomorrow and you have typically atypical spring weather.
     I, for one, am glad that it is here because I am ready for a little excitement.  And I am ready for the sunshine and warmth that will come after it.  So just be patient, Company, and settle in.  the summer will be here.  Once winter and spring and summer finish battling it out.

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