Even in this spell of cold weather that is the coldest in most people's memory we are still mostly getting into the forties during the day. I think we have had one day when the temperature only got into the mid-thirties.
Most people north of Virginia and Maryland would consider that kind of weather a wonderful spring thaw.
If we finally get a day when the temperature does not get above freezing, then it will be the first that we have seen in four winters here. There is a chance that we will see our second snow in thirteen months. That's not exactly a Canadian snow tally.
Our first snow was about one half inch on top of the grass. Our next storm might be one inch of snow. I just cannot get excited about one inch of snow. I just spent Christmas in Roanoke, Virginia. We had twenty inches of snow during the now famous blizzard of December 2009.
Our potential one inch of snow looks pretty puny compared to that. Today we were over on Emerald Isle for lunch. As we were walking along the front of the mall, I had to wonder how any of us could complain about the weather? The sun was warm, and the air not very cold.
As an ex-Canadian, I find the weather on the Crystal Coast a wonderful change from a serious winter. There is a little chance that we will see extended cold weather, and that is one of the reasons we moved here.
Having been born in North Carolina, I know what starts happening around here in March and April, and it is not winter.