We will greet the spring season on March 20, 2019, at precisely 5:58 p.m. EDT, with the arrival of the Vernal Equinox—at least according to astronomy, if not meteorology. But the question on everyone’s mind is: when will it actually feel like spring? With winter more than half over, we’re in the home stretch, right? Not so fast. Here’s what the 2019 Farmers’ Almanac is predicting, based on its long-range weather formula.
2019 Spring Weather Forecast
Spring will once again take its sweet time arriving. When the Groundhog predicted an early spring earlier this month, we had a good chuckle because we (and those who follow us) know that winter will be sticking around for quite a while. In fact, cool to cold temperatures will hang on through April, especially in the Northeast & New England, Great Lakes & Midwest, as well as the north and south central states. This will be especially true in the Northeast, where a potent mid-April storm could even lead to wet snow, especially over higher elevations.
Easter is late this year—April 21st. Will the weather impact your Easter Sunday plans? Check the forecast for your zone here.
Even May looks on the cool side. An active storm track may lead to widespread severe conditions during the middle of the month. Severe weather could rake the Southeast in early April.
Warmer weather will prevail out West, although initially, it will seem somewhat reluctant to move eastward. A very wet and stormy spring is on tap for the south-central states.
As far as tropical cyclones are concerned, it appears that the southeast U.S. will be exclusively in the crosshairs. Officially, hurricane season does not get underway until June 1st, but a tropical disturbance could threaten in the mid-to-latter part of May. A tropical storm could threaten in mid-June and then following a lull in July and August, a hurricane threat could evolve in mid-September and mid-October. The peak of hurricane season is traditionally September 10th.
What About Gardening?
If you’re itching to start your spring garden, don’t forget to check our Average Frost Dates so you know when the traditional threat of frost has passed before planting your seedlings.
- Starting seeds: If you haven’t started your seedlings, here are some helpful tips to get started!
- Need a spring gardening checklist? Here’s a helpful guide.
- Don’t have a lot of room, or don’t have a backyard to garden? Try container gardening! It’s easy to get started!
- Ever wonder why we Garden By the Moon? We explain.
- See which gardening tasks are best done today from the Farmers’ Almanac Best Days Gardening Calendar.
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