Awhile ago I wrote a blog post about The Winter That Wasn't and I am just writing to say that it still isn't. Meteorological spring is upon us and the Calender version isn't too far away and we've had only about seven measly inches of snow and that perhaps only covered the ground for no more than a couple weeks. The reason are the high temperatures that came along with the lack of snow. We have not had a single day below zero degrees, a first for us since the advent of written records. The days with highs below freezing can still be counted on my fingers without breaking into the toes.
Tornadoes, those things that we here on the fringes of tornado alley worry about usually in late April, May and June, are rocking and rolling throughout the country side wiping out towns from the face of the map. Every news report I see of towns utterly devastated makes me want to build my tornado/hurricane/fire proof monolithic dome house all that much sooner.