If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Bet you’ve heard this since you were a little kid. There’s no question about it: this year March came in like a lion with snowstorms and frigid temperatures. That lion may be roaring, but he wouldn’t survive anywhere in the Northeast, so he must have headed right back to the jungle.
Ever wonder where this saying came from? Evidently in past centuries people believed strongly that there should be a balance in life. Hence, if March came in as it has this year, the end of March should be calm. But why March and not the other months? Probably because March weather is so variable. One week can contain spring-like weather as well as significant snow.
While I am looking forward to a break in the weather, I’m sorry to report that Eleanor Vallier-Talbot of the National Weather Service reports: “Winter will continue into the foreseeable future with the possibility of record cold during the first weeks of March.”
So keep wearing those sweaters and warm, bulky coats, but be ever hopeful of March going out like a lamb.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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