Spring 2023 just won’t quit
Virginia got an early start to a spring pattern and it hasn’t stopped yet
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After a remarkably warm winter (only a trace of snow for Richmond, VA) we’ve transitioned into a remarkably LONG Spring. Meteorological Spring started on March 1 and Astronomical Spring started on March 21 but it started FEELING like Spring back in February.
June 7 Update: Signs pointing to a warmup to normal later NEXT week (around June 14-15)
Here’s the data
The month was a scorching 7.8° above average!
February had eight days above 70° plus one day above 80°! The fruit trees broke dormancy very early and signs of spring were everywhere. It was Richmond’s third warmest February on record.
The month when spring begins) was only a couple of degrees warmer than February. But at 50.9° it was 2.5° above average. But it definitely wasn’t hot. The month when Spring begins felt appropriate.
Another warmer than normal month
Although we had two days that hit 89°, It was not too hot. Lots of pleasant days and no subfreezing mornings!
LOTS of pleasant days for outdoor work or play plus no extreme heat or cold. The high didn’t hit 90° and the low didn’t get below 40°
JUNE So Far:
A couple of warm days but also cool ones. with more “cool” weather to come through Saturday the 10th.
You don’t have to take my word for it! The Farmers (although many need rain) have noticed comfortable conditions for people working outside. Dan Gagnon from Broadfork Farm in Chesterfield told me, “Going to enjoy every second of it. Best Spring of farming I can remember”
The summer heat and humidity will eventually get here, but until let’s enjoy the LONG Spring of 2023
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