Voxine: Here in Wisconsin, the wind (especially the snow) is wild, despite it being nearly March. The polar vortex nearly knocked me out. As I am typing this, it is snowing even harder. It really is ground for concern.
IrisEnsata: Vox... have a digital hug to keep you warmer... ... but I guess this hug will get lost in your PC rather than get to your spirit.
Do take serious what I posted... it sure is not a disaster like a hurricane but in terms of freak weather it beats anything seen in Europe in decades and is likely to cause the most disastrous harvesting season in decades. It does herald disaster.
I've been keeping horticultural diaries since 1970... what to do, seed, cultivate, propagate
The change happening over those decades I have experienced is awesome. Ok, changed from Germany to the UK in 1989 which is a change in climate but still... whow. The growing season even since then has extended by at least 6 weeks. Where once firm frost was a solid expectation for Jan/Feb of the year... has now gone. Not seen a snowflake that hit the ground without melting for years here now...
And my personal though anecdotal experience is that this change is accelerating ever more.. at least here locally.
Sorry for this silly diatribe... as I live by growing plants I am naturally so sensitive to weather changes but it is becoming so massive. Monstrous really. I just hit me today like never before. To soak in sunshine in Feb is actually no signalling good fortune.
Apologies for being a whinging horticulturalist