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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Springing Forward Into Spring!

Springing Forward Into Spring!

It’s no secret — this weekend we will be leaping forward an hour with our clocks. Daylight Saving Time makes a comeback and for most of us, it means more daylight when we get out of school and work. For most this has been a non winter with usually warm temperatures. As we inch closer to spring’s arrival, I am taken by the fact that the Farmers’ Almanac doesn’t use the “S” word (snow) in it’s predictions until sometime in November. So, as we spring forward in time, here is what we say about my favorite season of the year:

Spring should be relatively pleasant nationwide, although severe weather will play a role as temperatures rise. The Tornado Alley in the nation’s heartland may become especially active in May and June.

Look at today’s national weather map, and you will see it filled with pleasant weather almost coast to coast. Have a warm, wonderful weekend and get ready for the “pleasant” spring we are predicting. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward Saturday night.

1 comment

1 Ellen { 03.10.12 at 12:28 pm }

I love the spring…rebirth, green everywhere, friendly temperatures; but I so missed winter this year!

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