March ended with an early season heat wave.

About time, Mrs. Nature.

Oh, but those couple ‘o weeks of rain were gully washers.  Old Man Winter, the husband of the Mrs., was going out kicking and screaming. Mother Earth wasn’t giving up that easily, especially after we were teased with a January and half of warmth, sans precipitation.

Earth’s relative, Zeus, decided to join in an decided enough with falsetto spring, unleashing a tsunami on Crescent City, an EF1 twister in Santa Rosa, a battering wind storm and nearly half a years’ rain.

That’s enough, thankyouverymuch.

The Crescent City harbor remains battered and debris strewn as a result of a tsunami that hit the west coast on March 11, 2011 initiated by the 9.0 earthquake which devastated portions of Japan. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Crews inspect sunken boats and docks at the Crescent City harbor, Wednesday March 16, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

A sail boat washed out to sea then moored itself in the mouth of Elk Creek, Wednesday March 16, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Brian Donnalley of Global Diving in Richmond prepares to map the hull of the Daphne in the Crescent City harbor, Wednesday March 16, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Docks weighing in at nearly two tons were strewn on Crescent Beach, torn loose by the tsunami in the Crescent City harbor, Wednesday March 16, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Sebastopol firefighters cover up a home on Washington Ave. early Sunday, March 20, 2011 after a fir tree fell through the backside of a home. No one was injured. Wind gusts of over 50 mph were recorded in Sonoma County as a powerful early spring storm lashed Northern California.

In the 4200 block of Montecito Ave., in Santa Rosa, Sunday, March 20, 2011, Santa Rosa firefighters inspect the damage to a house and vehicle after a fir tree was uprooted by high winds. Wind gusts of over 50 mph were recorded in Sonoma County as a powerful early spring storm lashed Northern California. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

In the 4200 block of Montecito Ave., in Santa Rosa, Sunday, March 20, 2011, Santa Rosa firefighters inspect the damage to a house and vehicle after a fir tree was uprooted by high winds. Wind gusts of over 50 mph were recorded in Sonoma County as a powerful early spring storm lashed Northern California. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

-Kent Porter