Do you remember how many people walked into the 21st century a year too early? There is little we can do about that.
We hear you Steve! But the whole thing with dating is arbitary anyway, so you'll just have to put up with us LOL! .
And I always start counting at zero. How many beers have I had today? Zero (not one). But I'll soon take care of that!
PS...Ralph, we may have entered into the millenium a year early, but it sounds like you may have been a year late for the party!
n decade [ˈdekeid, diˈkeid]
a period of ten years the first decade of this century (= 1900–09).
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So we are in the 2nd decade of the 21st century, at least culturally.
As to snow, I lived in DC & Charlottesville area for 25 years and had only one heavy snowfall (sometime in late 70's). I'm envious. Its rainy and in 60's here.
Dateline Milton . . .
Shortly after three this afternoon the snow begins to fall. Very faintly at first, the 'white stuff' continues to intensify as The Boomerang Blizzard encroaches on the east coast of the United States of America. Having already dumped nearly a foot of snow or more in the central Appalachains, this storm seems as though it could rival the infamous President's Day storm of 2003, to the north anyway. Relatively low accumulations are called for on the Demlmarva Peninsula south of Dover, Delaware (8-12"). The forecast is for 12" to 24" otherwise. It looks to be a good old fashioned Canadian butt-whoopin' in the grandest style. And the horse turd tears just keep on comin'.