I don’t have a good memory. I’ve never claimed that I did and it won’t get better with age.
But I can not remember a winter like we’ve had. And I certainly can’t remember being close to 80 degrees in mid-March.
I do have memories of going to the Iowa boys’ state basketball tournament — which is traditionally around this week — and wearing short sleeves. But I also remember my mother telling me it was maybe a little too cold to not have a coat on. So that tells me it wasn’t quite 80.
I recently — just a few minutes ago actually — received an e-mail. I don’t know how I am on the list, but it was probably a mass e-mail to all media.
This e-mail, which is from AccuWeather, reports more than 1,200 (1,226 actually) record high temperatures have been set during the past week across the United States. In fact, nearly 6,000 (5,618 to be exact) record highs have been set since the calendar turned to 2012.
That’s just insane. A year ago from the beginning of the year to March 31, a mere 2,800 records were set.
I’m not sure if it’s global warming or some other phenomenon, but whatever the reason, I’m sure not complaining.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been out to the golf course yet. But I took a long look at my clubs last night. If this continues — and they predict it could be a warm spring — I need to get them ready to go.
I doubt my golf game is as good as this weather, but I can’t wait to hit that first golf ball of the season.