INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published March 19, 2013, 06:54 PM

Some search for signs of spring through snow, cold

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - If you've been outside today, you may not believe this: The first official day of Spring is tomorrow, according to the calendar.

Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - If you've been outside today, you may not believe this: The first official day of Spring is tomorrow, according to the calendar.

Looking at this picture you might believe it's from this time last year - Sun shining, blue skies - but let’s get back to reality. Last year was the warmest March on record; this year? Below average.

People now have to plant their own green to see any sign of color.

Eric Baker – Baker Garden and Gift: “Some people are just coming in itching to get their hands dirty, if you will. Either it's starting seeds, or just picking up something that's green.”

Eric Baker owner of Baker Garden and Gift says people are looking to buy anything to grow indoors - everything from colorful flowers to juicy tomatoes.

Eric Baker: “A lot of times they just need that sign of spring, and you know the quintessential sign of spring for some people are tulips, are a memory trigger, daffodils to a certain extent, but they typically just want to get, if it's just a small germinated something.”

This time last year people were hitting off the grass, but this year the turf will have to do.

Nicki Almquist – Ready for Spring: “We're pretending it's spring.”

Nicki Almquist came to the Sports Bubble to make believe she and her friends were outside in the warm sun playing a round of golf just like they were last year.

Nicki Almquist: “We would really like to be out playing, but here we are, getting ready, doing the best we can.”

Jeff Olson – Sports Bubble: “You know lower 60's when you're swinging a club, that's a pretty good temperature, but it's a wide open space with the green, so it gets people thinking they're outside.”

Sports Bubble owner Jeff Olson says the weather isn't the only thing that's different this year.

Jeff Olson: “Our business has been significantly higher this year compared to last year.”

So whether you're wishing for tulips or praying for golf courses to open up, it seems like we'll just have to fake spring….for now.

Today, we are 20 degrees below the average temperature.

Tags: