Weather links and resources, everything spring related
The first official day of spring is either on March 20 or 21st every day. When it comes to Meteorological data, we classify spring as starting on March 1st.
Spring Wildfire season
April showers bring May flowers, or May flooding. Spring flooding is very common across our area. Here are two links for spring flooding outlooks.
Spring Leaf Index
Did you know there’s a phenology network that tracks the progress of the spring tree bloom? You can track the status of spring and see how it compares to average:
Monarch Butterfly Migration
Learn all about the monarch butterfly migration from Mexico. Take a look at the migration map and sighting dates. There is also some great learning information for kids.
Learn all about the hummingbird migration and where hummingbird sightings are.
You can also read more information if you want to read more on putting out feeders and information from the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center:
Bird Migration Forecast
Did you know there’s a website that tracks the bird migration? They use weather forecast tools to track the migration and when the majority of the birds might be over a certain area. When the birds are migrating, you can help out by turning out your lights. This helps the birds at night so it doesn’t lure them to artificial light, which can cause injury in some cases. You can even enter in your specific location to get the migration forecast.
Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom
It’s not spring in the Mid-Atlantic without the cherry blossoms. You can track the estimated peak bloom dates and the cherry blossom bloom status from the National Park system. Keep in mind the bloom forecast is all dependant on weather. A warm spell can speed up the bloom while a rainy or cool spell can stall it. The peak bloom time varies year to year
Spring Drought Outlook
Spring Climate Data
While average spring temperatures have declined since 1970, the latest freeze date is now a few days earlier.
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