First Day Of Spring

Meteorological winter ended yesterday. We are frozen and snow-covered in Colorado, but on this date in 1923 most of the US was over 60F, and central portions of the US were hot.

Wakefield Nebraska was 80F on 3/1/1923, but are not forecast to get out of the 30’s today. March 1 temperatures have plummeted there since CO2 hit 350 PPM three decades ago.

Every warm day now gets blamed on CO2, but there is zero science behind this. It is comparable to blaming witches for turning you into a newt.

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18 Responses to First Day Of Spring

  1. Edmonton Al says:

    Hey! That guy in the vid just above looks like Bill Nye The Science Guy.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    BUT,BUT,But but…
    Tony, CO2 Progressivism turns you into a brain dead ignoramus!

  3. RAH says:

    Well here in central Indiana it is sure spring like no matter what the Astronomy says. The winds last night took down sections of two good trees across the road from me. Three years ago I had all my trees trimmed by a pro and I took care of the stuff he and his crew cut down. My neighbor across the street can’t afford to get his trees trimmed and is going to pay the price one of these days.

    My 3 seat bench swing which stands on two tripod legs is blown over.

    • RAH says:

      BTW we have a clipper coming down that later this week should dump a good snow on us. Thankfully, right behind the clipper comes another blast of warm air. So the battle between the warm moist air coming out of the gulf and the cold air coming out of the NW continues and that is normal for spring. It also normal for that kind of pattern to bring stronger than normal severe weather with it.

    • Gail Combs says:

      We are getting warm temps and high winds here in North Carolina too.

      I am waiting for the OH Sh…T! when the temps drop again.

      • cdquarles says:

        Yay, we’re on the weather roller coaster. Thunderstorms due today, possibly severe, then the big drop. With the strong southerly winds yesterday, we had ‘rising’ temps for 36 hours. We may get ‘falling’ temps for 36 hours, too. Averages are upper 30s to low 40s overnight and mid 60s to low 70s early in March. Mid month often sees 60s/80s, mid-March 1993 being a notable exception. By the end of the month, averages are low 40s to low 50s with highs from the upper 60s to mid 70s.

        NB that it may still freeze a hard freeze any time from Mid-October through April. Mid 30s overnight may happen as late as Memorial Day. Most freezes, though, happen from mid-November through early March. Local planting lore is that you don’t put out tender vegetation before Easter (the earliest Easter can be is March 20th and the latest Easter can be is around April 20th).

    • Andy DC says:

      Your squall line from last night is now coming through our area. Very windy! The lights are flickering! We are all going to die!

  4. AndyG55 says:

    Spring for you guys, Autumn for us down here. :-)

    Its a cycle… and speaking of cycles.. here is an interesting video.

  5. Steve Case says:

    Snow falling here in SE Wisconsin – Very pretty heavy spring snow.

  6. Gail Combs says:

    And to celebrate the first day of spring a fun article in the Aspen Times

    Courtesy of the People’s Cube

  7. Andy DC says:

    On 4/1/23, there was quite a cold blast to welcome in April. Washington, DC was 15 degrees, by far the coldest on record for April. Less than a week later, a tornado ripped through NW Washington, DC and nearby suburbs. That area is now densely populated, but back then it basically just ripped through some forests.

    To have it so warm to welcome in March that year and so cold to welcome in April is proof positive that Global Weirding is nothing new!

  8. RickS says:

    Question ?

    What is a “Extra” Tropical Storm doing centered over Hawaii (Kauai to be exact) ??

    This is at least the 3rd Storm this “Winter” doing the same and that is “odd” !

    In almost 40 years of observing Weatherology (Meteorology) I have not seen this, not in El Nino 1977-78, 1982-83, 1993-94, 1997-98, and certainly not any other “Winter” Season !!!

    An Extra-Tropical Storm (Mid-Latitude Storm (Extra meaning “Non”, as in not actually Tropical) in the Tropics ?

    For Southern California this Winter is behaving differently than any other I’ve seen, not an El Nino, but El Nino like with lots of moisture, not too cold but colder than normal, and Storms out over the Pacific taking strange routes (Paths) from usually just West to East !!

    In Winter 2016-2017, Storms are coming from every direction and the strangest of them all is that some Low-Pressure Systems (Like the one pictured) are taking the low (Southern) path across the Pacific and then once off of the West Coast they suddenly turn Northward and come ashore just North of Point Conception and slam Central California and the High Sierra’s with unbelievable amounts of Snowfall leaving a decent trace for Southern California (We’re approaching 20″ inches of rain so far in SoCal with March still to come)

    And a few Sub-Arctic Storms have come straight down along the West Coast from the Gulf of Alaska and came ashore near “CABO SAN LUCAS” which is in the Tropics ???

    A Sub-Arctic Storm coming ashore in-the-TROPICS !


    Odd Winter 2016/2017 !!!!!

    Now let’s see what path the pictured Storm takes, but suffice to say, what kind of temperatures are the Hawaiian Islands getting/receiving right now !!!!!!!


    • AndyG55 says:

      IIRC the last major Jet Stream “wobble” was around 1977 sometime.

      There is a lot more stored solar energy in the oceans this time, due to the Grand Solar Maximum during the latter half of last century…

      .. I would not expect things to behave as they did last major jet stream event.

      My thought-bubble is that the oceans are trying to balance themselves with the sleepy sun, hence a lot of energy is being dissipated in somewhat unpredictable ways.

    • ClimateYogi says:

      Don’t worry Rick . Temps in Hawaii are in mid 70’s right now , 11 AM , low 60’s at my elevation at 2,600′ and a light dusting of snow on our Big Island summits . Nothing unusual about our winter weather this year . Good time to come visit !

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