Sunrise at 8:13 this morning, sunset at 7:45 PM for 11 hours, 34 min and 43 seconds of daylight. We’ll break twelve hours in four more days. (I’ll explain why we get 12 hours before the equinox next week.) Still no melting to speak of except where the sun is shining on something dark, and last November’s ice is still on the roads. But the snow is settling (or evaporating) and the wind spinner is starting to show above the snow. The snow stake is a little hard to read in the shade, but it looks to me like we now have around 21” on the ground.

When we do get the air moving in from the south instead of the Arctic Ocean, things should warm up fast. The forecast is saying highs near 30 by the end of the week and we normally get about 10 days with maxima above freezing in March, so I have my fingers crossed. But the breakup of an omega block, such as the one we’ve been living with, is notoriously hard to predict.