Well the 1st day f spring does not really have anything to do with weather or ground hogs. :canadianwave:
Simply put Spring or the Vernal Equinox occurs when the sun crosses directly over the equator.
Translated literally, eqinox means "equal night." Because the sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length all over the world during the equinoxes. A second equinox occurs each year on September 22 or 23; in 2009, it will be on September 22 at 17:18 P.M. EDT (21:18 UT). This date will mark the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern (vernal denotes "spring").
What his does mean is we can certainly expect summer to arrive much later this year. :clap:
Oh and we have had about 10-15 cm of snow in halifax over the last 24hrs.