Our mild temperatures and all the bare pavement we've been enjoying have lulled a lot of folks into thinking spring was almost here. I've even been thinking about planting some sweetpeas in the flower box on the deck at the beginning of April.
But this week the temps have dropped, and this morning it was 2˚F (-16˚C) on our indoor/outdoor thermometer. And after almost two weeks of sunshine, it's grey, and there was the thinnest possible dusting of snow on the deck.
Blue skies still reigned last night. Here's the O'Malley trailhead about 6pm with an anemic snow covering.
And a view of Flat Top from the trail.
But it is The Ides of March, so while today we take a hit, my computer weather forecast suggests this is just a blip on the way to spring and summer. (In Anchorage spring tends to happen pretty quick though there are subtle signs to indicate different stages of summer.)
On closer look, it says our range for today should be 19˚F to 23˚F, yet it still says we're at 1˚F. So keep those coats handy just in case.