Summer too soon

This past week the weather has been ideal – for May, that is.  My lovely spinach, cilantro, and lettuce are already bolting : (   The Chinese cabbage and bok choy are long-gone.  The outlook is for the warmer than normal temperatures to continue.

Warmest spring on record

It’s not just Oklahoma, as you can see. Aric says Minneapolis has had several 70+ degree days. The city had to close down ice skating on city ponds and lakes early this year, but on the bright side, the warm weather means that Sea Salt opened early.

If you’re interested in this kind of stuff, check out the Interactive Temp Tracker on the Climate Central web site.

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2 responses to “Summer too soon

  1. lbjnelson

    Larkspur and antique roses are blooming now, a whole month earlier, according to my post on May 1st, 2009.

  2. lbjnelson

    Also, from NOAA http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=oun

    RECORD EVENT REPORT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
    245 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2012

    …WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD AT OKLAHOMA CITY…

    WITH AN AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 60.8 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, MARCH OF 2012 BECAME THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT IN OKLAHOMA CITY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 60.5 DEGREES IN 1910.

    THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 71.8 DEGREES, AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 49.8 DEGREES. ONLY ONE FREEZE WAS RECORDED THIS MARCH AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO 29 DEGREES ON MARCH 4TH.

    TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY DATE BACK TO 1891.

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