(Being Minnesotan qualifies me as an Amateur Meteorologist.)
We are set to hit 70+ degrees for the next 4 days. What does this mean?
1.) Prepare for the always startling sight of pasty white exposed flesh. As much a sign of spring in these parts as the first Robin.
2.) Throw open the windows and let out 6 months of stale, germ infested air. (If you live down wind of Minnesota, this is your warning to stay inside the next few days)
3.) Every bike path and sidewalk in the city will be overflowing with barely dressed citizens. (See Item #1)
4.) Get to the liquor store early tonight. Stock up on beer, and wine because it’s time to celebrate.
5.) Light the grills!!!! OK, we grill out year ’round, even in subzero weather, but this weekend it is an official state law that we are only allowed to eat meat cooked outdoors over an open flame. This is also a warning to those living downwind. (See Item #2)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go climb the nearest tree, and sing my fool head off like the Cardinals.