Reasons for Slow 2005

Not sure if this really has been addressed in a thread yet....probably has, but I'll go with it anyway. I've been thinking about investigated the reasons for the slow spring season. Things like abscence/presence of recurring circulation features, other climate things, etc. I had heard some talk about the St. James Low. I don't know what was said, but I heard it brought up.

Just wondered if anyone else has thoughts or ideas.
Rich Thompson (SPC forecaster) hit some of the key points here a couple of weeks ago... you may want to do a search for his posts. Some interesting things were mentioned.