Time to cancel the rest of winter

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 13:14.

Okay, I have had it with winter.  This morning it was about 34 degrees Fahrenheit when I got up here in Bluewater Cove on the White Oak River.

Last year on the same day we woke up to 56 degrees Fahrenheit.  For anyone who has forgotten, at the time we thought last year's winter was pretty cold.  In fact three days later we had snow on the ground.

What is really getting to me is that because of the strong winds out of Canada, there is hardly any difference in the morning temperature all along the east coast.  All the way from Beaufort, NC to Halifax, Nova Scotia including Forked River, NJ and Boston, Massachusetts, you will only find a difference of one or two degrees in wake-up temperatures.

That friends is ridiculous. What is the good of living in the south if my morning temperature is the same as Fredericton, New Brunswick which is 1,236 miles north of Cape Carteret?  We both are sitting at 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

I am ready for some warmth.  I have seen daffodils with buds.  They need some heat.  The talk of another east coast snow storm should just remain talk.  I rarely update my CoastalNC.org site until the weather gets warm enough to walk the beaches.  This year, I have yet to do a post.

I am beginning to wonder if I will ever get to walk the beaches in warmth again.  All I have to do is go back to my archive of blog posts from 2008 to see that we had warmth in March then.

If I go back another year to my posts of March 2007, I can read about daffodils blooming on March 4. 

I think two cold winters in a row is enough.  Much more of this and glaciers will start forming.  If we cannot get some warmth, maybe we could just get the wind to stop blowing. 

We have a friend who played in the Frostbite tournament at Star Hill Golf Course in Cape Carteret.  He told me that he almost froze on the last nine holes because of the wind.  That is not supposed to happen here on the coast of North Carolina the last day of February especially when the temperature got up past fifty.

If everyone thinks warmth, perhaps we will get some after the Canada-US Hockey game starts the winding down of the Olympics.

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