Not a single temp below 33 in the two week forecast. At last!!!
It's going to be tough waiting to plant the summer flowers, with the weather so nice...
Got a fair bit of snow this year. Then March was weirdly dry. I remember March as a kid... sun didn't happen in March. Can't say I miss that... Then most of April we've had the delayed March cold-wind-rain thing.
The last two winters have been long and cold, with delayed spring. A couple winters before that almost failed to do winter at all. Mixed bag, more extremes. But - CT has always been a mixed bag of extremes. Canadian continental airmass, meet North Atlantic, meet moist Gulf breeze. The '80's - when I was not here - had some of the most weird extremes. Tornado touching down in New Haven. A 20-year (but not 100-year) hurricane, that took out the seawall on half my mother's beach (but not hers, thank God - seawalls are uninsurable and cost a mint to repair!) 100 below zero with windchill. I was not unhappy to be in Dallas instead.
In general, I forget whether it's in the next 50 or 100 years, but CT's climate is global-change forecast to shift to something like Florida savannah. No sign of it yet, though. Just - warmer on average. More days truly hot in summer than we had in the 60's and 70's. Fewer winters with Long Island Sound frozen at all, and never smooth-frozen bays anymore.
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Ditto, this global warming is killing us. Sounds like your climate this year is similar to ours, temp wise at least. The climate here has made a dramatic change in the last 20 years but it's cooler, windier and dryer. In the mid '80s I could fly a balloon 95% of the time, I had to cancel one flight in '87 and I flew 4 days a week or so. Now they're weathered out at least 1/3 of the time for wind. Spring was a little breezy here in the past but we've had gusts pushing 60mph this year and we live in the valley. St. Patty's day used to be the day I turned off the furnace and fired up the swamp cooler. Now it's mid April and I'm not thinking about it for at least another week, the low today was 36. We had a total of 5.76" of moisture in '08, we've had 0.79" so far this year and a tenth of that fell this morning, 2/3s of it fell this month.
It looks like our moisture has moved east and west and we're getting some of Cal's winds. I dunno where the heat went but it's not here anymore. Did you watch the people in Fargo out in mass piling sandbags against the floods? That was a warm fuzzy seeing so many working together to save their town, wish they could have sent it here.
So how's your moisture been so far, is it much different?
We had a 72 degree wonderful day. Just one. Probably the last one in weeks, but oh, it was nice! I planted grass seed for the first time ever.
So tempting to plant summer annuals.
However, I note that the only flowers blooming yet are over-wintered pansies, and they bloomed in January. My spring flowers are still working on it - including a daffodil and this-year pansies.
Spring just started. Very late...
Hey, take it down the hall. We had rain and a little snow this morning in Albq's North Valley and lots of snow up north. 'Tis a strange spring, between the winds, snow and temps we haven't planted anything outside yet.