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Old 02-20-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It's already here, a lot of trees are blooming already. It's gorgeous. This year the trees started to bloom earlier, but usually they start the end of February or beginning of March
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Here in Minneapolis, Spring takes FOREVER to get here. This has to be the hardest time of the year for me because I am so over winter, but we still have March to get through before there truly is light at the end of the tunnel. Things start blooming by the middle of April, but full bloom is not until the first or second week in May.

When do trees start blooming in your area?
Some 120 miles north of you, we have it much different. There are many days in April and May that Minneapolis and even Brainerd or Grand Rapids is at 70, 80, or 90, and Duluth, because of that damn lake, doesn't get above 40 or 50 (usually accompanied by fog).

I define the arrival of spring as the end of consistent snow cover. That usually comes in the last two weeks of March, or the first (sometimes second) week of April. I'd say an average of April 1.

Trees around here generally bloom in mid-May. It's a very fast process, with the trees sometimes going from buds to leaves in 2 or 3 days. Then we only get two or three weeks with "spring-like" weather and the trees in bloom until summer arrives.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Some 120 miles north of you, we have it much different. There are many days in April and May that Minneapolis and even Brainerd or Grand Rapids is at 70, 80, or 90, and Duluth, because of that damn lake, doesn't get above 40 or 50 (usually accompanied by fog).

I define the arrival of spring as the end of consistent snow cover. That usually comes in the last two weeks of March, or the first (sometimes second) week of April. I'd say an average of April 1.

Trees around here generally bloom in mid-May. It's a very fast process, with the trees sometimes going from buds to leaves in 2 or 3 days. Then we only get two or three weeks with "spring-like" weather and the trees in bloom until summer arrives.
Odd, but that still sounds similar to Toronto.

Highs under 40 F are rare, but not impossible before mid-April.
Highs under 50 F are rare, but not impossible before late-May.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Here in Wyoming we have spring on the 3rd of June from 1pm til 3pm.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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It feels like Spring already after we've been tormented with snowstorms and temps well below average, I've lost my sense of "weather-direction" lol. I wore no hat to the mall this afternoon but when we left in the evening the wind blew which kept me in check and I knew it was still Winter lol.

Spring typically starts in early/mid March (or late Feb ), March and April are wild months, they can range from snow to the 70's/80's/90's although if there's that kind of warmth I doubt snow will fall until December.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Odd, but that still sounds similar to Toronto.

Highs under 40 F are rare, but not impossible before mid-April.
Highs under 50 F are rare, but not impossible before late-May.
Highs under 40 F here are rare, but not impossible, in the first week of June. (When they occur around then, the low tends to be only a few degrees lower than the high, and the days are foggy; so a high of 39 and a low of 37).
Highs under 50 F here are rare, but not impossible, into late June.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Highs under 40 F here are rare, but not impossible, in the first week of June. (When they occur around then, the low tends to be only a few degrees lower than the high, and the days are foggy; so a high of 39 and a low of 37).
Highs under 50 F here are rare, but not impossible, into late June.
Ah, so Duluth has an actual "sub-Arctic" vibe,
whereas Toronto can (barely? ) pass for "temperate"...

Btw, by "...but not impossible..."
I meant maybe a 5-10% chance of it being that cold;
not into daily-record territory, but cold enough it's very-bizarre.
Is that what you thought I meant?
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Ah, so Duluth has an actual "sub-Arctic" vibe,
whereas Toronto can (barely? ) pass for "temperate"...

Btw, by "...but not impossible..."
I meant maybe a 5-10% chance of it being that cold;
not into daily-record territory, but cold enough it's very-bizarre.
Is that what you thought I meant?
The normal high and low for June 1st is 68 and 45. However, this can vary:

Jun 1, 1999 40 37

Jun 1, 2000 56 46
Jun 2, 2000 60 41
Jun 3, 2000 64 35
Jun 4, 2000 57 35
Jun 5, 2000 70 32
Jun 6, 2000 72 47
Jun 7, 2000 63 43
Jun 8, 2000 88 53
Jun 9, 2000 63 46
Jun 10, 2000 46 41

Jun 1, 2001 54 41
Jun 2, 2001 57 43
Jun 3, 2001 59 41

Jun 1, 2002 78 56
Jun 2, 2002 56 39
Jun 3, 2002 49 39
Jun 4, 2002 52 40

Jun 1, 2008 78 50
Jun 2, 2008 60 48
Jun 3, 2008 58 46
Jun 4, 2008 53 45
Jun 5, 2008 59 48
Jun 6, 2008 66 50
Jun 7, 2008 76 52
Jun 8, 2008 73 50
Jun 9, 2008 70 52
Jun 10, 2008 58 42
Jun 11, 2008 46 42

Jun 1, 2009 55 39
Jun 2, 2009 62 41
Jun 3, 2009 67 33
Jun 4, 2009 75 48
Jun 5, 2009 60 44
Jun 6, 2009 53 37
Jun 7, 2009 50 40
Jun 8, 2009 47 40
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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In Anchorage, while it is still cold out, you do start to feel some warmth in the sun starting in March.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Spring is already here in Vancouver as well. We've had flowers sprouting since the end of January and the cherry blossoms have been out for a couple of weeks now.
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