Like most aspects of life, there's a good side to the combination of long days and strong sun, along with the possibility of a disaster.
Daytime temperatures are in the 30s and 40s, nighttime in the 20s, which makes it easy for river ice to melt during the day, then freeze up a little at night.
We don't want it to melt too quickly, for obvious reasons. A nice slow spring is a good spring.
You have to remember that, not only do we have a ton of snow and ice here waiting to melt, but we're downstream from a glacier up north that could bury us all. Whoa baby, you don't want that stuff coming down on your head!
Stay tuned. If I show up on one of your doorsteps, you'll know why.