The temperamental mood swings of Mother Nature

Curt Yeomans

Curt Yeomans

OK, Mother Nature has got to stop it with the hot and cold treatment.

One day it’s bitterly cold with temperatures in the teens. A week later, it’s pushing 60 degrees. A few days after that, it’s a warm 73 degrees. Two days later, it’s back down in the 40s.

Girl, I ain’t trying to tell you how to do your job, but — OK, I lied. I am trying to tell you how to do your job. Miss Thing, you gotta make up your mind. Pick a general range of temperatures for the winter and stay there for the entire winter.

If you want it to be cold, then stay cold. Don’t try to spike the temperatures into late spring territory for a day and think you can get away with it.

You’re just toying with our emotions. You’re nothing more than a player.

That’s right, I said it. You’re playing with us.

“Oh baby, I like you. See I’m hot for you.”

Two days later, it’s “Oh don’t talk to me. I’m giving you the cold shoulder.”

People need to wear mood rings tuned to your moods like Doppler radar so they can go “Oh Lord, she’s about to go foul on us. We better break out the heavy gear.”

All of this back and forth from day-to-day stuff is just twaddle. Pure twaddle.

So this is the weather prediction through the beginning of next week: 48 degrees Friday, 44 degrees Saturday, 48 degrees Sunday, 60 degrees Monday and 46 degrees Tuesday.

It can basically be summed up as cold, cold, cold, kinda warm, cold.

And that’s just the daytime temperatures. The night time temps can be collectively described as “Brrrrrrr.”

Here’s hoping the groundhog doesn’t see a shadow when he comes out in a couple of weeks. At least then we can fool ourselves into believing spring temperatures are coming early.

Of course, knowing how Mother Nature works, it’ll probably three days of hot temperatures, followed by a snowstorm with a tropical heatwave coming in behind it.