February 2015 has officially made its way into history as the coldest month in Connecticut. The average record temperature for the month was a balmy 16.1 degrees. (This beat out the former record set in 1932 of 16.5.) It also was 13 degrees colder than our usual 29 degree norm for February.
Although our state is buried in 50+ inches of snow, we did not set any records here. Connecticut's record was set during the winter of 1995-1996 when the state averaged 115.2 inches of snow. (Hmm...I was a Junior in college back then...you think I would have remembered this winter.)
So, with all these very interesting facts, I only have one more very important detail on my mind--THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING IS ONLY SIX DAYS AWAY!
I am not complaining; the snow has been beautiful this year, and we've had many cozy snow days to cuddle up and stay home from school and work. Still, at this time of year, the snow is crunchy, dirty, and hard. Our last day of sledding was last week because instead of falling into white fluffy snow, we were skidding on ice trying to avoid "road rash." It's time. It's time to say goodbye to winter. We want to go to the park; we want to go on the swings; we want to see the first sprouts of tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils.
We are READY! Goodbye Winter 2015 with your -5 degree temperatures and your wind chill that makes it feel like -25! We are ready for warm sun, gentle breezes, and soft rain showers. You are not here yet (more snow showers on the way this weekend), but I expect you to come knocking next week. Our door is wide open.