They sure aren’t in Upstate NY. We don’t dare put our winter gear away til the 1st of May! Seeing folks with parkas and shorts on is just March here.
My Mom grew up near the tip of the mitten, and she sometimes had snow on her birthday, May 30. That was before global warming was a thing, so I don’t know what the odds are of that today.
I have seen snow in May here in the Chicago area. Snow tires are still on my cars.
Our house still has the Madona-bra hose bib covers on… We got down to freezing just last week, according to the weather folk, though our thermometer only got down to 34º F.
We had a massive hail storm about 10 days ago. Pretty frightening!
So glad to live in the Greater Palm Springs, CA area.
April is too soon, snow brush stays until May, at keast
How about just move it from behind the driver’s seat to the trunk?
That brush doesn’t come out of my car until June 1st. We live in Maine.
March played an April Fools joke on us. April 1 brought just enough snow to cover the truck and garden table. Latest I’ve seen in northeast Tennessee.
I had to brush snow off of my car yesterday :/ Freezing temperatures through all next week. We have a special word for a cold spell around Easter here in Iceland.
We had the April Fool’s snow as well. My brush is still behind the seat, not bothering anyone. It can stay for another week or so.
Never understood why people take it OUT of the car.. Just put it in the trunk. I lived in CA for 12 years, always had one in the trunk (born and raised in MI.. I know better), and it came in handy one day when I was working near the bay area and there was frost on the car windows in the morning. Probably the only time in 12 years I needed it.. but I was the only one driving on the freeway for a while with clear windows. Ya just never know.
The last snow storm here is always two days after take off my snow tires
I thought this cartoon was set in Michigan. Surely they haven’t escaped the chance of snow out there by early April.
Does he really live in WI? Even the southern Great Lakes got dumped on this week.
You take the snow brush out of the car????
In Michigan, April is too early
In Illinois, we got 3 feet of snow in May 197? (I think 4). That is why I don’t live there any more.
Here on the USA North Coast (Great Lakes), we had a brief fall of graupel on 01 April 2021. Some of it was still on our yew bushes the next morning.
I put my snowblower away yesterday. Guaranteed to bring on a snowstorm.
Snowing today in Montana, I’ve seen it snow every month of the year here
I often commute from suburban Grand Rapids to Holland, Michigan, for my job and, traditionally, the snow brush and an extra sweatshirt remain in my vehicle until the Fourth of July, at which time I’m forced to remove them to make space for picnic and beach “goodies” for that very same holiday.
Here in Louisville, we got snow on Derby Day last year! Not a lot, just a dusting – but enough to need to clear it off. (That’s the first Saturday in May…)
That reminds me …
NJ had an April Fool’s storm just a few years ago … 2018.
Latest snow date here in Denver was June 12….we usually just leave the brush in the car.
Yeah, In Alberta, not until May!
Obviously he doesn’t live in Colorado or he’d be 2 months early.
Taking the snow brush out of the car the first weekend in April is not the act of a man who doesn’t like to take chances
We just had a snow storm a few days ago, and have had snow later then this so I keep the brush a bit longer
My wife is convinced that when the first snow falls in fall / winter, she’ll be in a hurry to get to school and won’t have time to look for the brush in the garage. On that possibility, she insists that it remain in the car year-round. I don’t argue with her.
This would make sense to anyone living in Wyoming.
When I lived in Michigan the brush never left the car. Just slipped it under the seat and left it till needed. Never had to worry about where it was or when I would need it.
We had snow here in Ohio just last week. Where does Frazz live?
If he doesn’t like to take chances at all, why is he taking it out in April? I wait until May, at least.
Snow brush and snow shovels stay out until at least mid-May here. The year we got married it snowed 27 inches on my wife’s birthday… June 13th.
In Canada, that would be unbridled optimism. I often don’t swap out my snow tires until the May 24 holiday weekend.
I thought he was channeling the Easter Beagle with that dance.
I have been known to leave mine in my car for years.
When I lived in Milwaukee, my kindergarten class was taught that a SNOW brush was only strong enough to move sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and tungsten and that for real snow we needed snow shovels.
The Easter Eel deceived us.
I still have my snow brush in the car & my snow shovel accessible in the garage.
Some of the worst winter storms I’ve ever seen have hit in March & April.
I leave my frost/ice scraper in the car year round so I can find it under the seat. The brush I put in storage.
It was snowing over here in The Netherlands.
Mallett knows Michigan!
My daughters were both born on snowy days in April—one of them on the 15th.
Where I came from had two feet of snow this Easter weekend. Where I live now got a foot of snow in February, as it tends to do every five years or so. And they wonder why I don’t move back.
At first I thought Frazz was asking why he would remove the snow brush so early. Her response makes me think it was supposed to be why would he remove it so late. The very region specific humor in this comic can make it hard to understand sometimes.
I leave it in the car year round so I know where it is next winter. Same with the ice scrapers.
Frazz, you live in Michigan. You should know better! There was snow at the Detroit home opener this year, and as a native Ohioan transplanted to Michigan I well remember some impressive April snows.
July 31, 2013