"Flatbush Fluffy", the resident mammoth marmot, shown above, did not see his shadow this morning. We had torrential rains all day yesterday and into the night. The sun has only just broken out this morning. So I guess we're having a short winter. My crocuses have been poking up for the past two weeks, ready to make a break for it.
Staten Island Chuck concurs.
Not that there's been much winter here this year. It's the first New York City January without snow in 75 years.
Meanwhile, other parts of the country were hammered with record snowfalls this winter. And right now China and other parts of the world are recovering from severe winter weather.
Heavy Snow in China, NASA Earth Observatory