Tag Archives: spring

No Break As This Harsh Winter Yields To Severe Weather Season

It sure doesn’t feel like spring today across the northern U.S. from the Northern Plains into the Northeast as a fast moving low pressure system brings a good chance of locally heavy snow through Thursday morning. Snow will increase in coverage and intensity across Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and Michigan this afternoon and evening. Then it […]

Spring Is Here! But Maybe Not Everywhere…

Spring has finally arrived (at 7:21 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20 to be exact), but today will be the first full day. Both the spring and fall months are without a doubt my favorite two seasons. Summers here in Houston are pretty hot and even though it doesn’t get very cold here during the […]

Spring Severe Weather Season is Upon Us…But Wait, We Still Have Snow!

Just when I think spring has arrived early this year another cold front moves through and temperatures drop behind it. This is exactly what happened this past weekend across parts of the Deep South as a low pressure system and a front moved through bringing isolated severe storms and heavy rain to parts of the […]

One Thing Gardeners Want to Know… Has It STOPPED FREEZING YET??

When will the last North American frost of 2011 occur (or of the 2010-2011 winter season)? Well that’s certainly a question on every gardener’s mind these days, especially with spring just around the corner! I’m sure you’re probably wondering whether or not the last frost has already occurred in your area or if another surge […]

Tired of the Cold? Are Warmer Days Ahead?

Who isn’t tired of the cold weather because I certainly am! The spring and fall are without a doubt my favorite two seasons and I’m beginning to think that spring can’t get here fast enough (even though this week has been pleasant in Houston). It’s always difficult to know how to dress this time of […]

Part II: Can Lizards and Squirrels Predict an Early Spring?

Yesterday, we talked about how Punxsutawney Phil was an amateur weather forecaster and how hummingbirds, robins and toads could do a better job than him. So today, from birds to lizards, the Green Anole is another species whose reappearance may indicate spring is near. They’re primarily found in the southeastern U.S. and some Caribbean islands. […]

Part I: Punxsutawney Phil, You’re an Amateur

By now there are two things you can automatically assume about Groundhog Day. One is that there’s a good chance Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow and there will be six more weeks of winter. Matter of fact, out of the last 114 years’ worth of predictions, Phil has seen his shadow 99 times so […]

Pollen and Weather

This time of year always keeps a lot of people sneezing and reaching for the tissues as pollen counts rise across the U.S. It’s no surprise that some parts of the country are seeing near record high pollen counts this year. An abrupt warm-up after an unusually cold winter is being attributed to such high […]

Maple Syrup Production Hit Hard by Warmer Weather

Spring is officially here, but the warmer weather isn’t exactly good news for the maple syrup season in New England. Daytime highs have been right around normal if not above normal for this time of year. However, it’s the overnight lows that haven’t cooled down as much. This hurts maple syrup production because the maple […]

Another Round of Snow for Wyoming and Colorado Today

Another round of snow is expected across portions of Wyoming and Colorado today as a low pressure system pushes across the Rockies and into the Southern Plains. Snowfall amounts of up to 9 inches will be possible with isolated heavier amounts into the higher elevations. Of course this next round of winter weather only comes […]