Temperatures steadily in the 40s.
One day in the 50s.
Snow melting from the roofs of our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
Counting the days ’til March with the fingers on one hand.
The big tease in our part of the world is over.
Wicked winter ’13-14 rolled through again Monday, with a quick, efficient snow squall that brought a curtain of white. Within minutes, every inch of everything was covered by snow again.
Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle, and I decided to take our daily walk anyway.
With temperatures again below the freezing mark and the wind whipping pretty good, we didn’t opt for the big loop. We made it to Norwood Park, a couple blocks over. As Ellie sniffed the no-longer-dirty-brown drifts, I decided that I liked the way the snow looked touching down on the Eastwood Bears youth league football field.
I pulled out my iPhone 4 to capture the return of the white wall.
The snow stopped shortly thereafter, but winter had come back with a strong statement nevertheless. The high will be in the 20s today and Wednesday, and in the teens Thursday and Friday. Saturday, the forecast calls for a level 32 as we welcome March, the month in which spring officially arrives.
But, wait. The TV weather guy just said: “Staying below normal for the foreseeable future.” How far in the future do you see, sir?
Does that first tease of warm weather leave you feeling better or worse when the snow and cold returns?