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Old 03-26-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Well, this mild spell really is quite something, Harpur Hill near Buxton now recording over 18C. The average high is only 8C!

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Buxton is one of the warmest places in the UK today! Not bad.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Today and tomorrow's high should be near average (50 F), but tonight it's forecasted to drop down to 20 F. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get that cold, but it'd be pretty cool if it did after experiencing record warmth.

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Winter-like conditions (snow, hard freezes) are probably OK (and unavoidable where I live) in the early spring (early to mid March). But they have no place in late March and definitely not in April imo. Early April is usually the peak of the blooming period and hard freezes would just ruin it.
Really? I thought NYC's peak bloom would be later in April. Average last freeze is March 29th and I believe the average last frost is April 10th.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Talk about a rude awakening. After record breaking warmth with highs in the 70s, it's only 20 F in Saranac Lake, NY. Tonight's forecasted to drop down to 7 F. What a brutal slap back to reality!

Right now it's 39 F with drizzle in Halifax, NS after reaching 80 F a few days ago. Tomorrow's forecasted high is only 25 F.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Really? I thought NYC's peak bloom would be later in April. Average last freeze is March 29th and I believe the average last frost is April 10th.
Well, trees leaf out to almost full around the 3rd week of April. So if Mr Marbles is refering to the budding flowers that trees make before making leaves that makes sense.

Median last 32.5F is April 5th but that includes earlier years that were colder, so I suspect it might be week earlier now.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Well, trees leaf out to almost full around the 3rd week of April. So if Mr Marbles is refering to the budding flowers that trees make before making leaves that makes sense.

Median last 32.5F is April 5th but that includes earlier years that were colder, so I suspect it might be week earlier now.
Yeah I was referring to a full leaf out. I got the March 29th from the 1981-2010 averages.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Today and tomorrow's high should be near average (50 F), but tonight it's forecasted to drop down to 20 F. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get that cold, but it'd be pretty cool if it did after experiencing record warmth.



Really? I thought NYC's peak bloom would be later in April. Average last freeze is March 29th and I believe the average last frost is April 10th.
It depends on the type of plants but you could be right. Magnolias bloom in early April, Cherry Blossom a little later.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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20.4C / 68.7F here after a low of 0.5C / 32.9F.. that's pretty crazy for us maritime folk.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Well, It's about freezing right now -- pretty much close to zero Celsius, thirty two Farenheit.

It's still sunny though.

High is expected to be 4C/39F today.

Temperatures are closer to seasonal now that the "heat wave" passed.

Looks like the normals would be 7C/-2C or 45F/28F for this time.

I wonder what the spring to summer transition will be like next?
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Fyvie ended up at 22.8c/73.0f - a new record high temperature for Scotland for the month of March, and indeed higher than many english cities highest march readings, however it needs to be 25.7c/78.3f or above for the English record to be broken.
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The Scottish high temperature record for the Month of March has been broken again today, with 22.9 C/ 73.2F at Aboyne, about 30 miles south of yesterdays 22.8c at Fyvie castle.

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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All the places that are the hottest at the moment are usually the places that are coldest in winter.. come summer though..
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