Punxsutawney Phil has nothing on Longbranch; Spring-like weather is a riot of bird songs

This morning's sunrise gave the sky over Mount Rainier a golden glow..
This morning’s sunrise gave the sky over Mount Rainier a golden glow..
The sun peeked through a crease in the winter clouds before a silver sheet of fog slowly rolled over Drayton's Passage.
The sun peeked through a crease in the winter clouds before a silver sheet of fog slowly rolled over Drayton’s Passage.

What a joy it is waking up to a riot of bird songs, while the sun peeks through a crease in the clouds. You would think spring has sprung.

But the early morning dampness indignantly points out winter has not yet passed.

As if on cue, a silver sheet of fog slowly shrouds a calm Drayton’s Passage. Just like that, winter is back.

“Wow, look how fast that fog came through,” my lovely bride said.

Even the experts are wondering the same thing: Is Winter over?

“In one sense, the answer is yes,” writes weather super geek Cliff Mass. “Meteorological winter ends roughly the third week of February in western Washington. After that it is difficult to get the really big winter weather events: record floods, historic windstorm, big lowland snow storms.”

It is currently 47 degrees. It will be mostly cloudy today with a high temperature near 59, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of shower before noon today.

Rain is definitely coming tonight with our low a balmy 47 degrees.

Good morning Longbranch.

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