The problem with spring in New England is the agony of anticipation!
In the fall we experience beautiful fall foliage and crisp cooler temperatures. Golf clubs and boats are put away with the anticipation of cold weather. Our mindset is accepting shorter days and cold weather knowing days on the ski slopes are right around the corner.
Spring is the season flowers come into bloom and we are in a full court press for summer. Spring activities include your first day on the golf course, taking your boat out for the first time or getting your garden ready for planting.
Reality is spring is day after day of disappointments. I am waiting for some 60 degree days only to have the average temperature lingering around 29 in the morning and low 40’s in the afternoon. The depression sinks in when we are in the first week of April, forget April showers bring May flowers we are still experiencing snow storms.
It is not that mother nature is throwing us curve balls every spring day, it is our mental state of mind. We anticipate sitting in the sun watching a baseball game with temperatures in the 60’s not snow flurries and temperatures in the 40’s.
Well, they are predicting 2 inches of snow April 6th, 2018. The longer days are great but I still wearing a winter jacket. Mother Nature is not following the weather game plan we all have set in place. Ice out on Lake Winnipesaukee I predict, April 18th this year.
What is your prediction for ice out on Winnipesaukee?