Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A strange occurrence out there: We awoke to snow this morning.

I hate to say it, but it's kind of pretty outside this Wednesday morning.  The ground has once again turned a clean white.  Yes, we're getting something different this morning, it's snowing.

Sure, it's a light snow, basically just enough to freshen up the dirty snow that's been lying there for several weeks, but this is March.  Snow is not unusual in March, especially this end of the month, but some of us Mainers are just a wee bit tired of this winter.  After all, we're in the meteorological spring season, although the official season doesn't start until March 29th.  This snow also doesn't . . . yet . . . hint that the plows will be out.

Nevertheless, Wednesday, March 5th, did dawn with snow falling and at least a few of us have had enough.  Even our dog Mariah stepped outside on the still dark porch about 4:30 this morning, stopped short, turned around and glared at us, "What in the world is going on here this morning?"

Not all of Maine is enjoying this morning's snow.  Actually, it's just an area in the southwest part of the state, basically in an area between Portland, Lewiston, Sanford and into Kittery.  Schools remain open and so far, at least, we've seen no parking bans or government or businesses closing.  And I do have to admit, it is pretty with that light lazy white stuff slowing drifting to the ground.

The other side of the forecast coin, however, indicates we'll see a dramatic change in the temperatures later this week.  Parts of our area could even reach into the 40s once this front gets finished with us.  Right now, the temperature in our area is ranging in the mid to upper teens to give you an idea of the change headed our way.  The normal temperatures for this time of the year are in the upper 30s.  The weekend will be very welcome.