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Vermonter:"Sigh... We're ready for spring some day!"

Spent 4 years in Troy NY and my recollection was it got to be 'warm' about the time of final exams....and that was mid to late MAY.

Of course, up that way, June is also known as 'black fly' month which usually follows May as 'mud month'.......across much of VT and upstate NY...

The worst part of winter, beside the cold, snow, wind, dark......was the grime that accumulated on the sides of the piles of snow/grit snow ice from the road sanding and plowing .......throughout the winter.....

Then by late April, after a 'short summer' from maybe July 4 to Labor Day, with maybe a few days of Indian summer after....the leaves would start turning in late early/early September - letting you know that October would be leaf raking month...and possibly the first snow to have to shovel....

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