I just ran across this image from late March 2011. It tells me two things.
First, today’s surprise snow storm is not uncommon for this time of year.
Second, as I have contended elsewhere, we are about 10 days behind our usual first-bloom date. The forsythia has not even begun to bloom yet here on March 25.
You probably know by now that there is a snow-hurricane setting up over the east. It is a super-storm of the intensity of Sandy, but smaller and hopefully out to sea at its worst. [You need to be current on this if you have family on the roads today–or at an airport up East.]
Were schools closed in time to keep the buses off Floyd County roads today? If so, yet another academic day missed. They’ll be making them up until what—Fourth of July?
One more thing: