An ironic Spring Equinox…皮肉な春分…

When I looked outside on Thursday morning — the long awaited day of the Spring Equinox — this is the sight that met my eyes.

木曜日の朝―心待ちにしていた春分の日の朝―わたしが外を見ると、こんな光景が目に入って来ました。

It was less than half an inch of snow, but quite humorous nonetheless. Actually, the night after my last post, we suddenly got 3 inches of snow. It is almost as though Old Man Winter feels the need to show that he isn’t finished with us yet.

わずか0.5インチに満たないような雪でしたが、とはいえ、実にユーモラスでした。実際わたしが先回投稿した後、夜には突然3インチの雪が積もりました。まるで冬将軍がまだ終わりじゃないぞ、と見せつける必要性を感じているかのようです。

So far, this month has been on average 11 degrees F (-6 C) colder than average, but yesterday the temperature rose to near 60 degrees F. With temperatures dropping into the teens over the next 2 days, though, the tug of war between winter and spring seems poised to continue for some time.

これまでのところ今月の平均気温は華氏11度で、例年より6°C低くなっています。しかし、昨日は気温が華氏60度にまで上がりました。その後2日ほどはまた華氏10度台に下がりそうで、冬と春の綱引きはまだしばらく続きそうです。

Here are more photos of the snow on the Spring Equinox.

ほかにもこちらに数枚春分の写真があります。

The full slideshow is here.

全体のスライドショーはこちらです。

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