Farmer’s Almanac – Spring

In 1792, Farmer’s Almanac was originated on a formula created by Robert B. Thomas. The present almanac is based on “solar science, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, the study of prevailing weather patters; and meteorology, the study of atmosphere.” (1)

ATLANTIC CORRIDORArea extending from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA

Summary – Winter will be colder and drier than normal, although snowfall will be above normal in most of the region. The coldest periods will be in early mid-December and in early mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early mid-December and in early mid-February.

April and May will be drier and much warmer than normal.

Please see details below for the Spring of 2014, including March, April and May:

MARCH 2014: Temp 43 ° (1° below avg.); precipitation 3” (1” below avg.).
1-8 Snow Showers, cold.
9-14 Sunny ,then showers, turning warm.
15-16 Sunny, cool.
17-21 Heavy rain, then sunny, cool.
22-25 Rain, then sunny, cool.
26-31 Sunny, then rainy, warm.

APRIL 2014: Temp 56° (4° above avg.); precipitation 2.5” (1” below avg.).
1-2 Sunny, warm.
3-7 T-storms, then sunny, pleasant.
8-12 A few t-storms, warm.
13-17 Sunny, then showers, cool.
18-21 Sunny, turning very warm.
22-25 T-storms, then sunny, cool.
26-30 Scattered showers, cool.

MAY 2014: Temp. 65° (3° above avg.). Precipitation 2” (1” below avg.).
1-7 T-storms, then scattered showers, cool.
8-11 Sunny, nice.
12-16 Heavy rain, then sunny, cool.
17-20 Showers, then sunny, cool.
21-25 Sunny, warm.
26-31 Showers, then sunny, warm.

Summer will be hotter and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, early to mid-July and early to mid-August.
Details for the summer months will be released in the April Newsletter.

(1) The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2014

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