Saturday, April 2, 2011

March Forecast Prediction 2011 -- Follow Up!

Redbud Trees bloom in March
March closes the door on winter and opens the door to spring.  This has truly been the case this year.  March has been tumultuous with the days either being cold, mild, or very hot.  I can tell you matter what I predicted for March we did not get one drop of rain.  It is an understatement to say this is not a good thing!  On to the follow up:

Actual prediction for March 2011

Given the cloud cover and mild temperatures, I predict March will usher in Spring for Central Texas. We will have mild temperatures in the day and cool nights. There will at the very least, be normal rainfall regardless of the fact that there was no rain on today's date. March is known as the windy month, but winds were calm today. So, we will come in like the lamb and go out like the lion for March 2011. It might be that April will be our windy month.

As the Irish Blessing goes--may March hold these blessings for us all:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Actual weather for March 2011
High:  57° to 94° average 75°
Low  27° to 65° average 50°
Wind  12 to 32 mph with gusts to 45 mph
Rain 0.15"---this fell somewhere, but not at our place :-)
While the prediction of spring will come and it will be windy during the month of March came true, the rain prediction did not.  As far as it being mild, the average temperatures suggest that for the most part, March was a mild month.  However, we did have those "extreme" days but they were few and far between.  The fact remains that the nights cooled off and we did not have to use the heater or air conditioner during the month.  It appears that I am 75% correct for March--I could be stretching it, but I will say that the hypothesis is proved for March!!!

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