Meteorological Spring Starts Today

Reid Kisselback
Updated: March 01, 2021 01:19 PM
Created: March 01, 2021 11:45 AM

We have officially made it to Meteorological Spring. This means that from today (March 1st) until May 31st, we are in transition from the three coldest months to the three warmest months of the year. While March still retains a reputation for bringing some winter storms, the sun will gradually start to shine higher in the sky. This helps to bring the average temperature up by about 10 degrees in the Northeast by the time we reach April 1st.

 

Meteorological Spring Statistics | Meteorological Spring Statistics |
 

Another thing to keep in mind is most of the U.S. will pick up a full hour of daylight when daylight saving time arrives on March 14. Something else to note though is if there wasn't daylight saving time, most areas in the northern U.S. would gain an additional 30-45 minutes of sunlight in the evening by the end of March.

This is not to be confused with the Vernal Equinox (March 20th), which is when the sun moves north of the Equator. Click on the link to learn more about the differences between Meteorological and Astronomical Seasons.

 

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