After a milder than average Winter marked by a “one-hit-wonder” snowfall in late January, we now turn our focus to Spring. We are seeing a decline in the influence of El Niño, which overwhelmed the pattern in the past few months. We now look forward to the growing season, warmer temperatures, and the introduction of severe weather.
We have already seen record high temperatures – in some areas reaching the the 80°F mark and beyond in the first 10 days of March! Most have assumed the early record highs would lead to an exceptionally warm Spring, or perhaps skipping most of normal Spring and transitioning right into Summer. Not the case we think… and we’ll explain below.