Winter may have started weak this year, but it ended strong. There was a weak in early March when the ground was covered with a foot of snow -- we had 2 largish late-winter snowfalls -- and everyone was walking around talking about how last year on this day it was 80 degrees. None of that in 2013. Spring is arriving reluctantly. I can only hope that means when it comes, it will park itself firmly, not let winter creep back in!
Yesterday was ice off... the latest ice off in the past 7 years at least. Here's the data I've kept, indicating that we're over a month past last year's date, weeks later than average... and indeed, it's the only April ice off date I've seen!