Wow, April is often a crazy month weather wise in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States in the US and this year is no exception.
I was walking around the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday last week and the temperature hit 57°F (14°C) and we had on light sweaters. Then last Saturday morning it was 40°F (4.5°C) and we wore parkas.
Today it's currently 85°F (29.5°C) and humid, so the air conditioner is on. The expected high is 88°F-90°F (31°C-32°C).
Saturday it's back down to 59°F (15°C) for the day's high, and 34°F (1°C) for the nighttime low.
This is definitely weather during which you can get sick if you're not careful.
#5. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" In response to Reply # 3 Thu 11-Apr-13 04:32 AM by coolmom42
The storm front is about 150 miles west of my town, and not moving very fast. The slow movement is actually good, it's helping to get it here when temps are cooler, thus lessening the chance of tornadoes. The humidity is so high I had to turn on the AC, too.
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#7. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" In response to Reply # 6
I am jealous. Just over two hours west of you and we had some lightning...but no rain last night. Becoming very dry here in the lower Susq Valley. Supposedly some rain tonight through tomorrow morning. And iI thought you were going to say 'pollen seaon' .....
#8. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" In response to Reply # 7
I didn't realize that Sheri. Now I understand all those fire warnings I've seen from the US Weather Service in your neck of the woods.
Here we've had quite a bit of rain. In the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge they might have to open the gates in its large impoundment pond to let water out, it's gotten so high, to ensure shore birds will be welcomed with good mud flat areas.
#9. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" In response to Reply # 0
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This is my problem putting down my Weed and Feed. Shouldn't be under 70 for over 89 and can't put on until three day after cutting or 5 days before cutting and can't rain for three days after applying.In North Carolina???? 5 days i a row between 70 and 89 with no rain just doesn't happen.
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#13. "RE: It's that time of year in the Northeast US" In response to Reply # 0
On April 4th, I shot images of Wilson's Snipe ice skating on a solid frozen edge of a freshwater mud flat. And not much different the next couple of days. I thought that quite strange for April, to say the least.
On Wednesday, April 10, my useful shooting was cut short around 9am when at least it felt like the temps hit 90F and the birds laid down like it was mid-day in July. By noon it did pass 90F, at least in town where the local weather stats are kept. Same thing yesterday and it probably cost me decent shots of an important bird.
Like Michael, I'd like to see more than 3 days of Spring this year .