Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of Winter earlier this week, but before we run out to stock up on supplies, let’s take a look at a more scientific prediction.
While Winter may linger in other parts of the country, AccuWeather predicts that some areas of the south will miss out on most of the precipitation, with the potential for short-term drought concerns. Their 2022 US Spring Forecast stated, “We believe the drought will linger, more focused on southeast North Carolina, eastern South Carolina to northern Florida.” However, that prediction could be affected by the possibility of an early tropical system. The Atlantic hurricane season does not officially start until June 1, but lately, there have been named storms as early as April and May.
“The regions where tropical development is most likely are anywhere from the northeast Gulf, northern Florida Coast to Carolina Coast in May or early June”-AccuWeather, 2/2/22
The Farmer’s Almanac predicts average temperatures of 60° (5° above average) and precipitation of 4.5” (average) in March for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. For Florida, the Almanac forecasts average temperatures of 71° (4° above average) and precipitation of 1” (2” below average) for March.
How do you think the weather will be this Spring… and are you ready for Winter to be over? Leave a reply and let me know.
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