It is hard to believe that we are still in February with the recent warm up we are experiencing. When I first moved to Wisconsin in 1987 the weather was in a milder pattern for a few years. The only context I had for the weather at that time was living in South Carolina, Florida and Texas. When warm days began in February, I thought here in Wisconsin, just as in the other places I had lived, winter was over.
It did not take me long to get the message that there can still be a lot of winter weather in the ensuing weeks. I remember waking up to a radio announcer on Mother’s Day weekend talking about 8 inches of snow. I thought he was making a reference to some distant past event until I look out to see the snow and large limbs littering the ground because of the heavy snow on the trees that had already had leaves.