Temperatures will change

Published 11:45 am Monday, March 26, 2007

By Staff
I have heard a saying about weather in the South that has pretty much held true during my lifetime. I'll bet you can remember at least one time when you heard someone say, &#8220If you don't like the weather here in the South, just stick around. It's bound to change.”
Although we have experienced some really nice days and cool nights over the past week or so, I haven't quite gotten up the nerve to put away my winter clothes.
I remember a time when there was a huge snow and ice storm in this area near the end of March. Not that I expect that to happen this year, but I'm not taking any chances.
I still have some sweaters hanging in my closet. All of the long-sleeved garments are still hanging in middle of my closet as well. I haven't ventured to the other closet to do the annual &#8220switching of the clothes” that I perform each spring and again in the fall.
The weather recently has been such that I find it necessary to wear something with long sleeves in the morning. By mid-morning, or at least by the early afternoon, I'm pushing up sleeves or taking off the outer layer of my attire for the day. Then, as the sun goes down, I find myself pulling down my sleeves or putting back on the things I took off earlier in the day.
See, I told you the weather would change. Cool in the morning, warm at mid-day, very warm in the afternoon, and cool again in the evenings.
Although I love this time of year, it certainly makes it difficult to plan a family outing. If you leave home for a fun time in the morning, everyone has on jeans and long-sleeved t-shirts. Then when mid-morning comes, some child (or even some adults) is whining about being hot. So, being the good mother, you pull out the shorts and t-shirts you packed before leaving home because you knew this moment would come. As the day progresses, you'll hear that whining again, only this time they are cold.
It's funny how a day that reaches 73 or higher during the day, will cause even the most hot-natured person to claim they are freezing if the temperature drops to 70 degrees or lower.
Crazy people are born every minute, and you can bet there are one or two of them in most everyone's family.
Spring is a time for renewal and a time for re-birth. It arrives differently every year. Sometimes with a sweet passing into pleasant days and cool nights and sometimes with a vengeance of steamy hot conditions. Even other times, the date doesn't mean a thing and the weather feels cold right up until the beginning of June, no matter what the calendar says.
I've been ready for spring for a while now. I just hope I don't have to scrape the ice off the Easter eggs before the hunt this year. I'm keeping my bunny ears crossed.
Lisa Tindell is a news writer for The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or by email at lisa.tindell@brewtonstandard.com.

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