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The US Geological Survey has a neat set of maps, updated daily, showing how early spring has arrived in each state this year — an index based on plant events, like leaves appearing on trees and flowers blooming. In a swath of the country from San Antonio to New York City, spring arrived two to three weeks earlier than usual. In Washington, DC, spring arrived 22 days early:
dohboi wrote:Things are...strange...in the Southern Hemisphere as well. I can't help but feel as though we really turned some major climatic corner this year.
https://www.wunderground.com/blo years g/JeffMasters/glacial-pace-for-southern-hemisphere-cyclone-season-tornado-threat-in
Cyclones missing in action in the global south this year
Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced Wednesday that the blossoms are expected to hit peak bloom between March 14 and March 17. As a result of the early bloom, the month-long festival will begin March 15, five days earlier than planned. The festival will run through April 16.
The earliest peak bloom in the city is March 15, recorded in 1990, according to National Park Service records. In 2014 and 2015, peak bloom occurred April 10 — the latest the city had seen in a decade.
“Peak bloom” refers to the point when 70 percent of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin are in bloom. The blossoms last year hit their peak on March 25, several days ahead of the average date of April 1. The latest peak bloom occurred April 18, 1958.
If the cherry blossoms bloom as predicted, most will not make it through the duration of the annual festival.
onlooker wrote:OMG, It is really getting freakish!
Blizzard warning issued in Hawaii
http://www.sfgate.com/weather/article/B ... 969227.php
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