Mother Nature – A Fickle Lady

Mother Nature – A Fickle Lady

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but with what Mother Nature has been dishing out lately, just about anything is possible.

Last week, with temperatures in the 70s, it was like spring. The tulips began peeking up through the dirt and the birds greeted dawn with a song. We’ve even had spring-like thunderstorms. People could be seen donning shorts and flip flops and the walking trails were busy with folks taking to the outdoors for their daily exercise. It was easy to forget that it was still February. This week, however, has been a different story. A cold front blew in following the aforementioned thunderstorms. Now, the temps are in the 30s, the skies are gray and snow flurries are flying. We’ve had all four seasons in a week’s time. While the weekend is going to be chilly, the forecast for next week looks nearly spring-like again with temps in the 50s. Mother Nature is having a serious mood swing.

For those who like to ski and snowboard, the winter of 2017 in the Ohio Valley hasn’t been the best, but for those who prefer mild temperatures and little snow, it hasn’t been all that bad. With spring just around the corner on March 20, the countdown is on. It won’t be long until the warmer temps are here to stay, so hang in there with this weekend’s chill. The air conditioners will be buzzing, you will be busting out the shorts and hitting the swimming pools in no time. Hopefully Mother Nature will be kind to us in the coming months.


They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but with what Mother Nature has been dishing out lately, just about anything is possible.