Of course I spend winter longing for spring. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered a couple of years ago that I need not wait until the vernal equinox. Meteorological spring begins March 1! So great news today: winter is over; spring is here. Pay no attention to that snow forecasted for next Tuesday.
AMS Glossary: "In popular usage and for most meteorological purposes, spring is customarily taken to include the months of March, April, and May"