Thursday, April 14, 2011
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Day! Spring is here in Cincinnati, and I’m loving it! Katy Morgan Here...The weather is warming, birds are chirping, and life is good. It’s great to see the trees in full-bloom, one of my favorites of the spring season is the Bradford peartree. Of course, they are not one of the better smelling trees, but definitely pretty. It’s good to see color again in the city, but this time of year can also be a bit of a rollercoaster when it comes to weather. Severe weather season is in full gear, and it’s not unheard of to see temperatures swing a good 40 degrees in a 24 hour period. Luckily, we’re nearing the end of the cold weather season, as our average last frost in Cincinnati was yesterday, the 13th of April. Of course, we’ll see a few more cold nights ahead, but they’ll become few and far between over the next few weeks. In fact, the latest date we’ve seen a temperature of 32° here in Cincinnati is May 25th. But based on data over the past 10 years, there is a 90% chance that we’ll see our last 32° night by April 27th. Whatever the 2011 last frost may be, it’s great to know that summertime is just around the corner!