Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spring, Spring Come our Way

Here's what I know....this is the longest winter of my adult life and it just keeps on coming. Recently, I haven't had anything exciting to blog about and even considered making something up, until I discovered this. In today's paper I found some statistics about Lincoln's winter and thought I'd share in case you didn't read today's Lincoln Journal Star. (The paper's info is starred and my own personal comments aren't. Just to clarify.)

*Lincoln has had an inch of snow on the ground in Lincoln for 75 days, the second longest duration since 1975, which was 92 days.

Now I know why I feel so life-less and in desperate need of some color!

*Lincoln has not reached 50 degrees since December 1st and we have only seen 40 degrees four times since December 1st.

This explains why I haven't been able to wash the salty sludge off my mini van. Luckily, the forty degrees have come while at work, so I was able to take my kids out for recess. That's been a plus!

*The half of inch of snow that came yesterday has given our season's total to 39.3 inches. This amount only puts us in 16th place among Lincoln's snowiest winters.

Really? Haven't we had enough already?

Apparently not. We are now expecting an additional 3 to 5 inches this weekend (Sunday night through Monday morning).

(sigh)

5 comments:

Todd Jensen said...

While I agree that our winter has been long and full of snow, I would rather have snow on ground than dead, brown all winter. Look at it this way, everything will be beautifully green in the Spring (if it ever comes :)

Amy said...

Todd, good point, but I need some green stuff, quick!

Mamma has spoken said...

I am so ready for spring! I've had 7 snow days so far this winter. Normally we only have 2. And nope we can't add time to the end of our day:o( We use to be able to do that and then our wise and wonderful legislatures (insert sarcasm)decided to change the law so that we have to teach days worth, not hours. Sigh, we are now in school until June 4th with students and June7th for teachers. And they are calling for more snow here too.....

Mindee said...

It. Is. Never. Going. To. End.

Anonymous said...

Let's bring on SPRING!

Mom