The birds were singing as I walked into work this morning with a short sleeve shirt and light jacket. It felt like the Spring I remember. This is what it’s supposed to be like. We only dropped to 40 degrees this morning.
We know we aren’t completely out of the woods just yet, though. While most of our nights ahead will be spent well above freezing, temperatures at or below freezing in the next couple of weeks are inevitable.
The median date of our last freeze date based on temperatures taken from 1981 through 2010 is between April 11 and the 20th. The median is not the average but it means that half the time the last freeze date falls below this time period and the other half of the time falls above this time period.
The earliest last spring freeze we have had was recorded on March 28 back in 1878. The latest last spring freeze date recorded was on May 21 of 2002.
If you’re looking to start planting just be patient. Flower and garden expert, Craig Hignight, says by Mother’s Day weekend we should be safe to get out in the garden.