Climate Models Suggest a Slow Start to Spring


Temperature departure from normal 21 through 26 of March; Image courtesy:

Today was the official first full day of Spring but the climate models suggest a slow start to the season with periods of cooler than average temperatures through about mid April.  The Chesapeake Bay waters and ocean temperatures are running cooler than normal after a brutally cold winter.  Add to the fact that our last average frost/freeze occurs around mid-April … patience would be wise before planting frost/freeze sensitive plants. 


Temperature departure from normal 26 through 31 of March; Image courtesy:


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Temperature departure from normal 31 March through 5th of April; Image courtesy:

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