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Old 03-26-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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The spruce trees are always green. The cottonwoods, aspens, birches, alders, and willows all leaf out in May. It's quite sudden; within a week you go from brown wintry trees to little spring leaves everywhere, and you see more green literally every day on the hillsides as the grass and shrubs start their growth further and further up.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Here in Denver, some trees (more hardy ones) will start turning green in mid April, but most years, it's not completely green until about May 15th.

This year may be different. Bradford Pears are blooming now as well as cherry trees and Magnolias. This is kind of early for Denver, but it's been warm and then other than a freeze last night (28 at my house), it's supposed to remain above freezing at night for the 10 day forecast. I've seen it drop to the upper teens in early April before and kill all buds/flowers, so it would need to continue staying above freezing to have an early Spring here.
At an elevation of between 6000-7000 ASL, in the Springs we're the last major city along the Front Range to "green up", usually a couple of weeks after Denver and Pueblo.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Everything is full blown blooming here, about 5 weeks early.

The last time Chicago dipped below freezing was around 3 weeks ago, and normally our last freeze is around 3 weeks from now. I looked at the 10-day, and there's nothing even close to freezing.

The weather guy on TV last night said our old all-time record for the earliest last-freeze of the year was around March 26th....so we might end up beating that by 16 days if we can sneak through the next 3 weeks or so without a frost. Pretty crazy spring.

Suppose to be back in the mid 70's again this weekend. Last night they warned about some of the coldest weather in weeks and weeks to hit the area overnight........and it's still about 8 degrees above normal.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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At an elevation of between 6000-7000 ASL, in the Springs we're the last major city along the Front Range to "green up", usually a couple of weeks after Denver and Pueblo.
Well, it's getting green in Denver, even though it's dry. There are large trees turning green right now, and all the flowering trees are at their peak for flowers. Still supposed to be warm all week and they're predicting rain next Monday, hopefully no freeze at this point.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: IN
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Normally trees leaf out in May. This year it might be April with temepratures being so far above the average. Grass is turning green and fosynthia is out as well as some tree buds. Low temperatures tonight will be in the 20s or teens, though. That will likely delay Spring for awhile.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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In the ... spring?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Seattle: Usually a bit early for a northern clime, mid-April, but this year, unlike the rest of the nation, things are slowed down to a cool late winter/early spring.
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