That finicky calendar insists that it's still winter. But it sure feels like spring — and the extended forecast promises that will continue until, well, spring.
The vernal equinox officially arrives at 4:29 a.m. MDT on March 20, when the sun crosses that imaginary line in the sky above the Earth's equator, meaning the day's period of day and night are pretty much equal.
Columnist Doug Larson was a bit more liberal in his seasonal declarations: "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."
After all, it was just last week when icy winds and snowstorms blanketed the region in white.