Here in SE Michigan it is 22° and snowing, at least 6” so far today. It seems like we have had temperatures that have rarely been above 30° for the last two months. I know my heating bills have never been higher.
The single best indication that winter has broken, that I know of, are when Woodcock are migrating back north from their wintering grounds in states along the gulf. You can go outside at dusk and see them little birds sailing overhead, hear dozens spread out in fields peenting and doing their aerobatic courtship dance.
(Remembers IRONS emotional support UZI!) Shoot OMG I'm SO SORRY SIR !! I, I thought you were someone else and stuff. Err I clicked on the wrong image...It was supposed to be a thumbs up image.Yeah that's right. (Gawd hope he buys that cruddy excuse)