Category: Weather, Tides & Geography

March Roars In like a Lion

By , March 1, 2020

We had some seriously, notably calm weather the last days of February. Then, last night, a southerly gale came in at around 40 knots. We’ve seen worse on the first of March, (see March Arrives in Leonine Fashion) but it seems like plenty anyway. March is roaring in like a lion.

March Gale

We’ve seen worse weather, but we’ve also seen better . . . . (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Oddly, and perhaps inconveniently, considering the weather, I’m suddenly getting active. Yesterday, Michelle and I hiked out to the cars to haul in some laundry and groceries. I think it might have been my first hike out in weeks, and I only went as far as the road. In the coming week, I plan to go to town three times.

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Thank You, No More February for Me, Please . . . .

By , February 27, 2020

I am reaching “that certain age” when, at last, I can call things as I see them, as curmudgeonly as that may make me. In the past, I’ve tried to be diplomatic about my feelings for the month of February (see Heaven Help Us, It’s February!) but you know what? I just don’t like the month very much.

It doesn’t help that it’s a day longer this year, although we’re doing our best to celebrate Leap Day as it comes. And, it doesn’t help that, in the final week of the month, we’re getting a dumping of snow!

Late February snow on the Zeiger Family homestead

We got a little snow Wednesday. Note streaks of snow in the water, shaped by the current (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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