Someone pushed the pause button around the beginning of March here in Anchorage. It should have slowly been getting warmer. Some snowy days, but a progression toward warmer.
Since March 1 we've had blue skies, bright sun, and temperatures that ranged between a little under zero (F) and under 30˚ (F). This is a time when it's finally ok for the days to start getting above freezing to help move the snow along. But it hasn't happened. But I don't remember so many days in a row with nothing but bright sun, certainly not in March.
Here's the ice crust on the snow in our front yard. The sun melts it a bit in the day, then it freezes solid at night.
Even the birds are getting impatient.
But the sun is much higher in the sky and we're getting nearly 6 more minutes of sunlight each day. It will warm up!