We passed the precise moment of the spring equinox. It's sort of mind boggling to me that we can measure that moment to the precise second. It's 60 degrees and sunny here in Corvallis, though thin cirrus are starting to pile up; showers are expected to move in tonight or tomorrow. Even though the next couple of days may be gloomy and wet, today is a perfect first day of spring. Unlike Kansas and Oklahoma, where snow is apparently a mess.