What will Spring be like? A report from Farmer’s Almanac

Farmer’s Almanac has always been known for its long range forecasts and homey advice on any number of things. But it also contains a lot of other information, such as gardening tips, tide tables, moon phases, astronomy and articles on farming. It has been around for over 225 years, making it the longest running periodical ever. This web site is fun to “poke around” on. It has something of interest for everybody. If you like to throw a line in the water now and then, check out their “Best days to fish”.

You can also check out the weather history for any given day all the way back to1946.


April and May will be much cooler and a bit drier than normal.
Summer will be cooler and drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in mid-July and early August.
September and October will be cooler and drier than normal in most of the region.

MARCH 2012: temperature 25° (2° above avg. east, 6° below west); precipitation 1.5″ (2″ below avg. east, 2″ above west); Mar 1-11: Flurries; mild, then cold; Mar 12-18: Snowstorm, then sunny, mild;Mar 19-24: Showers, warm;Mar 25-27: T-storms, then sunny, cool; Mar 28-31: Rain and snow, cool.

APRIL 2012: temperature 39° (2° below avg.); precipitation 2″ (avg.); Apr 1-4: Showers, then sunny, cool; Apr 5-9: Scattered t-storms, warm; Apr 10-11: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold; Apr 12-17: Rain and snow showers, cool; Apr 18-21: Sunny, turning milder; Apr 22-30: T-storms, then sunny, cool.

Annual Weather Summary: November 2011 to October 2012

Winter will be colder than normal, especially in February. Other cold periods will occur in mid- and late December and mid- and late January. Precipitation and snowfall will be below normal in the east and above normal in the west. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December, early to mid-February, and mid-March.


Temperature and Precipitation November 2011 to October 2012

Temperature and Precipitation Graph


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