Here in Tucson, "The Icebreak" means something exponentially different. First, we don't have water in our rivers unless flood conditions occur. Secondly, Spring only occurs as a drive-by on its way to northern climes. We go from "better take a jacket" to "Find shade, find shade NOW!" So for us, "The Icebreak" is that wonderful day when the official temperature at the airport reaches 100 degrees F. And yes, we hit it this past Sunday, April 22nd.
Admittedly, it's early. This is only the second time we've hit the century mark in April since they've been keeping weather records. The first earliest was April 20, 1989 -- and we went on to have the hottest summer temps ever that year. Get yer sunscreen in fifty-five barrel drums!
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So goodbye, Spring! Nice of you to pop by. Hello Summer! I have my hats, sunglasses with 100% UV-everything blocked, beach towel for the car seat, driving gloves for the heated metal buckles and steering wheel, and super sun block.
Bring it on, Sun Dude.