P.J. Griekspoor Archives Email Author More Sleet and More Snow, Are You Kidding? People are going to remember the endless winter of 09-10 for a long, long time Published on: February 20, 2010 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Blog RSS Permalink Print We are being covered by a shiny new layer of ice even as I write. All day, there have been periodic showers of sleet that have mostly melted because the ground was too warm from yesterday's hint of spring for today's blast of winter to stick. But now, with temperatures falling below freezing for the overnight, we're in for a new band of moisture that turns the surface of everything into a slippery slope. Poor plants. What are they to think when we swing from "time to bloom" to "cover up deep" every other day? Poor people. Just when we think it's over, here it comes again. As for me, I just keep watching the calendar. I keep remember the Old Farmer's Almanac prediction of "thunder in February, frost in May," from the 1960s and thinking maybe we're better off with another round or two now than with warm late-winter weather followed by a cold, cold spring like we've had the last couple of years. And I remember a wise weatherman saying there is no "normal" in Kansas. We get that number by averaging the extremes that actually occur. One thing you can guarantee about Kansas weather. Nobody is going to be bored.