Most unpleasant aspect of March lies underfoot

Mud season. The annual climatic visitor to the New England scene, never fails to make an appearance in March, though its commencement, duration, and end vary considerably from year to year, much as spells of Indian summer weather do in the autumn. Solar rays have increased in strength as we approach the equinox next week. Overnight thaws become regular and help melt the ground frost from the surface downward, creating an ever-deepening wet, soggy ground.

There will be a pause in “mud season” for awhile as another stubborn trough gets hung ¬†up over the northeast. Arctic fronts will give one last attempt to rush through our borders for the next two weeks, with some cold nights, snow showers, wet snow mixing with a cold rain every four days.

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