As of 7:02 on Wednesday morning, we can finally say, "Happy March Equinox, Clawson!"
However, we'd understand if you questioned our spirit this year. National Weather Service forecasts call for a chance of snow through at least Thursday in Royal Oak, with snow showers likely after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
What's the reason for the season's change? According to a blog post on the Washington Post, the spring equinox marks the moment at which Earth’s axis tilts neither away from nor toward the sun, resulting in nearly equal periods of daylight and darkness across the globe.
And in case you wanted a reminder of just how much like night-and-day the weather in Michigan can be sometimes, consider that at this time last year, we were enjoying temperatures in the low 80s.
So, fire up the coffee machine and put on your thick sweater and tell us — isn't it about time that Old Man Winter call it a day? Or, are you throwing off the shackles of these oppressive conditions and forcing your way outdoors?