February 2023 was particularly warm, resulting in early spring-like conditions in the US
It is was a particularly mild winter (with some exceptions), And flowers are Now shows earlier than usual this year, according to the University of Arizona’s USA National Phenology Network. The network tracks the arrival of spring in the country based on plants like honeysuckle and lilac, which belong to the first plants bloom.
A map from the network shows early blooms in the Gulf States, pforeign states, and as far as New Jersey and New York area. This is the earliest onset of spring in the 40 years that the network has started to capture seasonal trends The guard.
High the eBranch CFry, the flowers sprout 10 to 20 days earlier than they should. And while early spring may seem inviting to many, it’s actually not a good thing. “Early spring defoliation may result in a greater risk of frost damage to plants that begin leafing or flowering before the last winter frost event,” the researchers said National Phenological Network declared.
Washington DC’s famous cherry blossoms have also started blooming weeks earlier. those years Cherry Blossom Festival is planned MId March and in April, when the flowers are to be in full bloom. “I don’t think anyone was surprised,” said Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the National Parks Service. told abc news. “Heat drives them to bloom. In the absence of cold…we can’t be surprised that we have an earlier bloom.”
this week, southeastern states experienced recordhigh temperatures for the time of Year. Cities like New York and Boston have seen little to no snow. Bridgeport, Connecticut has seen record-low snowfallaccording to the National Weather Service. Newark, New Jersey also has recordlow snow levels this February, which is said to be the snowiest time of the year for the region.
Last month was the sixth warmest January on record National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. States across New England experienced the warmest January on record.
https://gizmodo.com/early-start-spring-usa-2023-warm-winter-1850154942 Spring Has Sprung Way Early in Parts of the U.S.