Idaho Is Confused. Which Season Are We Experiencing Right Now?
It’s common knowledge that Idaho weather can (and will) change on a dime. I’ve heard it stated many times that ‘if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes’. I’ve also seen that statement come true more times than I can count.
Which Season Are We Actually Experiencing Right Now In Idaho?
Earlier this week it happened. We were experiencing a few days of beautiful sunshine and an odd lack of wind in Idaho, but we all knew it wasn’t going to last. Then I got an alert for a Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service. It seemed unbelievable that we could go from amazing weather to a snowstorm as they were predicting. But it happens every year. We call it Fool’s Spring.
Idaho actually has 12 seasons, though only 4 of them are recognized by science. Winter doesn’t really start here until January and then toward the end of the month or early February, the weather turns nice for a few days and we get Fool’s Spring. Then Second Winter starts and you have to put away your flip-flops again.
We’ll experience Second Winter through February and March and then Winsprummall, or the Spring of Deception, will happen. We’ll get a merry-go-round of seasonal weather for a few days or a week before the third, and final, winter arrives. So, while your nose may be stuffy from a cold, remember it’s going to be worse once the Pollenating (not to be confused with actual pollinating) season gets here.