How did it get to be summer?

Out my front door this afternoon.

For some reason here in Arizona we’ve been having the strangest winter. Usually in February we can count on needing at least a light jacket. But I don’t think I’ve seen it hit 85F this soon.

So far March seems to be looking at more of the same. The National Weather Service says the earliest 100-degree day is March 26, 1988. We’ll see what happens this year.

Didn’t they used to have a name for this? I don’t think “climate change” quite covers the direction we’re going.