Farmer’s Almanac: Spring

By: Adam McManus

According to the Farmeras Almanac, Spring is predicted to be cooler than normal with lower than average rainfall. In the Summer, June, July, August are predicted to be hotter with more rainfall than normal.

Please see the details below for the Spring of 2016, including April, May and June:

April 2016: Temperature 51A (3A avg.); Precipitation 1.5a3 (2a3 below avg.)

The Farmeras Almanac forecasted warmer weather in the first week of April. The Almanac forecasted snow and rain in the second and third weeks with progressively rising temperatures. Showers with cooler temperatures were predicted for the last week of the month. As we all observed, the forecast was quite accurate during the month of April.

May 2016: Temperature 62A (avg.); Precipitation 4a (2a above avg.).

The Almanac predicts rain and cooler days in the beginning of May, followed by warmer days until the last week. Scattered thunderstorms and hotter temperatures are predicted as we approach Memorial day weekend.

June 2016: Temperature 73A (2A above avg.); Precipitation 3a ( 0.5a below avg.).

According to the Almanac, the first few days of June will be sunny with cooler temperatures. Scattered thunderstorms and rising temperatures are forecasted for the second and third weeks. By the end of June, the Almanac predicts the weather to be sunny and hot.

In summary, the temperatures for the remainder of the Spring are expected to warm up quickly. The elevated moisture levels that the Almanac predicts for the Summer could cause some delays that impact construction schedules. Details for the summer months of 2016 will be released in the July newsletter.

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