Our part of the world is not included in NOAA’s outlook calling for above normal temperatures during March, April and May. That projection from meteorologist Anthony Artuso is being borne out by next week’s forecast for way below normal readings across Michigan. Meanwhile for us – springtime odds for above or below normal precipitation are about even. Moving ahead to summer - Artuso sees the lakes and upper Midwest staying somewhat cooler than the rest of the country. This could be the result of a developing El Nino. The meteorologist remains uncertain regarding summer’s moisture chances for our part of the country. For sure – these aren’t exactly the weather words we’d like to hear. The light at the end of the winter tunnel is still clogged by snow…about 100-inches of it and counting. A new storm moving ashore Friday in California could by early next week leave a bit more of it for us to count though that’s not yet a certainty. What seems certain is on-going, and in some instances record-breaking, cold. Sorry. Thus having spoken the doomsayer departs.