posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Divinorumus
Yeah, I heard them as well here in Eagan, MN. It's a reminder that spring is here, along with spring and summer stormy weather. They were a little
late in setting them off at 1:30PM today. I think the other went off at around 7:00PM. BTW, what a beautiful warm day today, feels like spring is
finally really here. Soon the trees will have their green leaves and everything will look like it's alive once again.
[edit on 23-4-2009 by Divinorumus]
Yeah, in Minnesota you receive the truly nasty weather during the latter half of Spring, and on into Summer. The Early Spring Severe Weather tends to
occur more often in the Gulf Coast Region, and the general South. The Early Spring Tornadoes are also typically different as well, in that they are
generally fast in creation, lower in power, and shorter lived. Where I live, we have Twisters from time to time, but not quite frequently enough to
warrant Sirens. The only "Air Raid" Sirens I have ever heard were on MIL Posts.
As for the nice aspect of Spring Weather, I live in the Mid-Atlantic, and our Flowers and Trees are nearing the late cycle of their bloom already. Our
Late Cherry Trees (Kanzans) are already out, while most of the Pear Trees, White Cherry Trees (The Somei Yoshino Variety often seen in the Tidal Basin
during the Washington, D.C. Festival), and many others are already completely green. They are forecasting Temperatures for us to be in the Mid-80's
(Fahrenheit) going from this Saturday through next Tuesday. Mid-Atlantic weather is COMPLETELY wacky, as it can be the Middle of May around here, and
85 Plus Degrees Fahrenheit One Day, then the very next it is somewhere in the 50's (Fahrenheit), and you end up wearing a Jacket and long pants.
What is your Avg Temp running this time of year usually? What about your weather pattern (Mostly Sun, Rain)?