We have come to expect a certain degree of atmospheric cruelty in April, but this one is off to an exceptionally gloomy start.
Right now the sky is so low and brooding that it looks as though the government just declared an end to daylight savings time.
So far, not a single clear day has occurred this month, and that streak looks safe through tomorrow. The last time we waited this long for clear April day was in 2007.
On average, the skies of April are about two-thirds cloud-covered, but so far this month it's been about four-fifths.