Winter Sucks

Anyone got a map to Cancun?

It’s been a hell of a winter so far.  Old Man Winter got off to an early start this season, and has kept it cold and extremely active on the precipitation front ever since.  Pretty much every week, there has been at least one threat of winter precip… with freezing rain being entirely too popular the last few weeks since the temperature has largely been hovering around 32 F.  Yesterday it was 25 degrees and raining.  That’s just wrong.

This squirrel knows what a bunch of bullshit this winter has been, too.  And like me, he also knows that despite what some people and even some groundhogs might like you to think… there’s still another three weeks to go before the Spring equinox officially kicks off.  So I guess we’ll just hunker down and enjoy the next wave of snow and frigid temperatures that will be following it.  I’m no fan of summer, but winters like this make both me and this week’s Saturday Squirrel dream of beach weather…. if there were any beaches in the Midwest.

Have a great weekend everyone!  We’ll try to…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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22 Responses to Winter Sucks

  1. It has been a very “wintery” Winter here too…….snow expected AGAIN tomorrow in fact then at the end of next week. I say let’s GET ON WITH IT and bring on Spring! I’m sure the squirrel in the photo would agree with me.

    Pam

    • It looks like the major snow accumulations have since been removed from our forecast for tomorrow…….. which may mean we’re in trouble! But still…. enough already!

  2. Author Mandy White says:

    I am so done with this frozen wasteland! Bring on the spring!

  3. franhunne4u says:

    Winter? Snow? What are you talking about? It was sunny here just two days ago, with nearly 20 ° C .. (that is how the world measures temperature). A little colder now again, and overhung today, but not even rain. We had a few colder nights, we had no snow and since it was far too dry in January and February, we had no ice, thankfully, too.
    What I miss most is the rain. Not because I LIKE rain, but because I like to have some water …

    • The world does a lot of silly things. One of the charms of Mr. Fahrenheit’s temperature scale that is lost in the Celsius scale is that you can neatly break it into groups of tens and get a pretty decent feeling for what it’s going to feel like. There’s a distinct difference between temps in the 50’s and in the 70’s, for instance… but saying it’s in the teens C runs a much wider gamut. Will you need the coat? A jacket? Nothing at all? Out meteorologists have it so much easier… which makes up for all the snow forecasts they miss.

  4. 1jaded1 says:

    December was a tease.

  5. draliman says:

    That squirrel looks absolutely massive!
    It is pretty cold, isn’t it? The temperature here recently plummeted from mid-teens down to almost single figures! Celsius. Heh heh.

    • I just commented above at how it’s so much easier for us to break our temp system down into nice, handy groups of tens to describe what it feels like outside than it would be for those on the C scale. One of the charms of being different. And quit hogging all the nice weather! That’s not nice…

  6. Trisha says:

    I was thinking the same thing as draliman – that squirrel looks huge! I’m going along with the meterological seasons and pretending spring started yesterday, even though our winter didn’t really start until February 4th and we’re having freezing temperatures every night. And there are still a few patches of snow on the ground that don’t seem to melt even when the daytime temps get up close to 50. It’s a weird spring but, dammit, it’s spring!

    • There were quite a few of those stubborn patches of snow from the last accumulating storm that didn’t want to melt even on the all-to-brief warm days. My driveway seemed to be a snow safe haven the last time it hit 60. The meteorological seasons kind of match up with the way people generally think of the seasons… but there’s such a thing as seasonal lag which means technically the seasons should drag on longer than their astronomical dates…

  7. We … me and the squirrels… had a frigid week. With more snow on the way.
    Brrr!

  8. Poor baby. I was thinking he might want to find a hot tub but that might just end up being a mess of squirrel stew. Get back in your nest little guy.

  9. I’m tired of winter also. And they are getting hammered up north again this week. All of our trees have buds on them and we have a severe cold snap for the next few days that will affect the fruit trees etc…and kill all the flowers that have stuck their heads out just a tad too soon.
    I’m ready for the warm weather to come and stay! Damnit!

    • I had noticed buds just starting to form on tree a few weeks ago and thought that was odd since it’s been a pretty cold winter. I think they were used to the warmer winters we’ve had the past few years. I will happily welcome the warmer weather too, if it comes before the summer heat starts up!

  10. It’s been that way everywhere on the mainland-we received another 5″ of that evil stuff over the weekend and now it’s butt chilling cold. Again. Now that SW offers cheap fares to Hawaii, I think I may have to go burden myself, er visit, my son and his family. Stay warm if you can.

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