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The Real March Madness

The Real March Madness

When you think of March Madness, the NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournaments come to mind. But, the true madness lies in the weather.

March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. But, not so fast in 2013. The extent of the current weather in the central US and Mid-Atlantic states is a potent reminder that spring can bring some of the worst weather of the season.

New England was hit by more than a foot of snow in some areas this month, with additional snow after the fact. Washington D.C. (downtown) got their first inch of snow in two years. Parts of Kansas got more snow in this storm than they average most winters.

The next couple of days will provide the true test of what sort of animal the end of March is to be.

2 comments

1 TheMaineMan { 03.31.13 at 9:54 pm }

I think April is a better month for the phrase “in like a lion and out like a lamb” up here. Still get storms going into May, but usually less intense, less windy and hardly ever snow.

2 Bobbi { 03.29.13 at 3:43 pm }

Watch out, April can be quite a joker herself! All it takes is one April Fools joke and we have frost or even snow on the ground. Thats why I like May :) May is a lamb in & out.
Also because every year around the middle to latter part of the month we go to the lake– the weather always cooperates and Memorial Day weekend fun!

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