Precipitation, overcast, murky and the chance of 1 to 3 inches of snow tonight has rendered me totally lacking in large amounts energy. Sad I have one half of the room with washed down walls…but alas no sun to aid on my quest for every little nip of dirt…
Rain and snow through March 6, EGADS
Will it come in like a Lion OR a Lamb?
I am ready with a beautiful Kite… ;)
The phrase apparently has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month. But don't take my word for it, check out this illustrative cartoon from the Stargazer himself, Jack Horkheimer. Lore: according to the Farmers Almanac ~~~
Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations, and do turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or the beliefs of the people who came before us. Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb). With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late- season snow storms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. This saying is more a rhyme rather than a true weather predictor.