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Old 03-30-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I can't stand those days where you wake up at 8 am and it's 90 degrees with no sign of cooling off.

I was born and raised in S Texas and what you describe is the normal there, probably why I think it is so cold here, when most others just know that is how spring in NOVA is.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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ajmom, I was just thinking about you and how I wish our spring was putting on a better show for you. It's a bummer that you missed spring last year and now that you finally get to experience one it's a dud (at least so far).
Caladium, I will just keep my fingers crossed that next spring will be nicer, although apart from the cold, I love the rain. The colors of the trees, the grass getting green and lots of bulbed flowers that are not common where I am from are all really pretty for me to see, so I guess it has not been that bad. I do have to admit getting really excited when we had that one really warm day a couple of weeks ago. I would love to be able to open my windows and air out the house, but oh well. Just hoping for nice weather the end of April while our daughter is here. Not shorts weather but not 40 degrees either.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Just hoping for nice weather the end of April while our daughter is here. Not shorts weather but not 40 degrees either.

You have a pretty good shot at it NOT being that cold! The worst it could be is rainy, dreary and maybe around 60 (but will feel worse because of the rain). That's how April memories are for me. But on the upside, it could be 85 degrees.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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I'm hot natured and I find I still can wear jeans until end of May here.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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You have a pretty good shot at it NOT being that cold! The worst it could be is rainy, dreary and maybe around 60 (but will feel worse because of the rain). That's how April memories are for me. But on the upside, it could be 85 degrees.

Well 70 and partly cloudy would work great for me, I tend to burn easily and we will be touring DC, so I think this is what I will order up for the weather.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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I've lived here for 47 years and March is, without a doubt, the worst month. It's long, cold, dreary, boring...and did I say LONG?? (Look at the calendar - it's five weeks vs. April's 4 weeks ). There's no telling how April and May will be. One April 2 it was 90 degrees. That's not happening this year. It's rarely summer-warm on Memorial Day weekend, but it can be. Mostly, it seems to rain that weekend. And then, out of the blue, it'll be HOT and HUMID and that can last almost till Thanksgiving. 47 years and I'm still not used to the weather.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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I feel like this area has six months of winter and six months of summer, with a few nice spring/autumn days in between.

DC weather sucks.

And I have the worst allergies I've ever had since moving here. Worse in autumn than in spring, oddly, but still pretty bad almost year round.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:50 AM
 
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I feel like this area has six months of winter and six months of summer, with a few nice spring/autumn days in between.

DC weather sucks.

And I have the worst allergies I've ever had since moving here. Worse in autumn than in spring, oddly, but still pretty bad almost year round.
This area has one of the highest number of *different* trees growing in one place than many other areas. I had horrible allergies in my early 20s. I then moved to Maine (land of nothing but pine trees) and they stopped. I also lived in Northern Japan (again, lots of pine and a smaller variety of blooming trees) and I had no problems there.

The trees are a HUGE problem here for allergy suffers. Spring for the blooms, and then there's the leaf mold in the Fall. In between there are various types of grasses and weeds that are just awful. My son is allergic to everyone of them.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Spring is my favorite season although it seems that it comes and goes much too fast..It just started so give it a chance..March pretty much stinks but April/May is pretty nice to me. If you are coming from S.Texas you will need to adjust your expectations..I actually think the weather here is good although colder in Winter than where i came from in Atlanta and Florida.
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