“In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb” … the lion is true now let’s hope for the lamb.

March will march in like a LION thanks to winter storm TITAN the 17th named storm of 2014

So where did the phrase ‘In like a lamb, out like a lion‘ come from?

While many sayings are base on observation and are accurate, others are the rhymes and beliefs of those who came before us. Those folks actually believed that bad spirits could change the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn’t do in certain situations.  Those beliefs also included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So if the weather came in bad, (like a lion) it could go out good and calm. (like a lamb).

When we examine March in terms of weather events, there is a large amount of variability.  In the northern hemisphere, March is a transitional period between the seasons with winter exiting and spring entering. The transition between the two seasons is what causes March to have its variability in terms of weather phenomena.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, some other March related sayings include the following:

A dry March and a wet May?  Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.

So what will the weather be like for the rest of March?  Check out the Almanac forecasts.

Don't forget, spring is still an active period for weather patterns, as it marks the beginning of the severe weather season in most locations. Temporary Repair crews are ready to deploy wherever we are needed to assist those with wind damaged exteriors.