It's not that it's colder or's just that it's earlier. We have had consecutive mild winters.It's been a long time since we were this cold and snowy this early and consistently. My favorite phrase in late winter is "Pitchers and Catcher report"...followed by the date that baseball's spring training begins. It's usually sometime in early February. Best guess today is somewhere in 52 days. Doesn't mean it ends there, but at least you can see the tunnel.

BTW, saw this on Twitter....made me laugh: RT @rolldiggity: It's sad how Wile E. Coyote is remembered for his violence, and not for his brilliantly realistic paintings of tunnels.