In Illinois (and other places too), this has been a tough winter, in fact the 9th coldest on record. Besides the cold, there has been a lot of snow and ice as well.
But you don’t need some government climate report to tell you its bad when there is snow on the ground, then the river floods, then the river freezes, and then the river goes back down and freezes again. This is what I’ve tried to capture with the photo above.
Fortunately, despite getting a brief snow dusting 14 April, I think spring might be sneaking it’s way in.