So .... how about that weather?
Something went terribly wrong this spring. That is clear. But what?
I've looked up the numbers and pin-pointed exactly where it went wrong: Saturday, March 9.
The following is a graph that shows the daily high temps this year, the same from last year, and the historical mean high temp for the day:
As you can see, beginning March 9 there is not a single day where this year was warmer than last year, or where we exceeded the normal historical high for that day. In fact for the most part we were a good 5-10 degrees below the normal temperature for that time of year.
That's a pretty spectacular run of below-normal temps!
The tricky question is: why did it happen? What happened on March 9 to cause our thermometers to plummet?
Well, I looked into that too and I've found the answer: On March 9 an asteroid the size of a city block buzzed by earth. It is apparent that the gravitational pull or cosmic wake from this asteroid caused a short term alteration in Earth's weather patterns such that winter was extended by a month and a half on the prairies.
That is your explanation folks. If you are skeptical then that means you don't trust science.