One month ago, while traveling to a party involving some sort of football-game championship, I saw a snowmobile. On 8 Mile road. (I could say of movie fame...but it wasn't the section of 8 Mile that separates Detroit from northern suburbs. I was further west, where the road separates Wayne County suburbs from Oakland County suburbs.)
It was a very snowy day, and the Monday that followed was peppered with school closures due to snow.
About a week after that, a temporary warm spell had appeared. While most of the snow was present, it was obviously melting. I even saw a motorcycle on the road one afternoon.
Then the weather snapped back to cold. And remained cold. To produce an average-temperature-for-February lower than most years since the 1880s.
Almost as if the weather were watching the calendar, things began warming up for the first day of March.
But it still looks like winter outside. And the snow will likely remain on the ground until late March.