I never want to see an active March. I can't think of too many seasons in the last 20 years featuring *both* an active March *and* an active May-June. I don't believe the synoptic scale pattern ever maintains itself long enough to be active from March all the way through June.
It's too early to speculate about the overall quality of the season. Surely by mid-April we will start to see how the early part of the main season will go.
I remember you commenting on this last year Jeff; in somewhat of a post-mortem on the season you noted how many troughs there had been in March (maybe April too, I can’t remember). My takeaway, in crude terms, was that the atmosphere had sort of “used up” its allotment of troughs by the time the heat and moisture of spring arrived.
Anecdotally, any year that I saw a lot of early activity I always worried that I was going to miss out on the action by the time I got out there in mid to late May. So I, too, am relieved to see an inactive March, but how do you view April? Is it that you like to see the same low activity in early April as in March, but then want to see an active late April? Or do you look for the month of April overall to be a Goldilocks month, when the ideal is not too much and not too little?