Spring Begins in the Northern Hemisphere

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Grand Octal Image via archaeoastronomy.com

Today marks the first day of spring North of the Equator. The graphical “Grand Octal” image above shows our planet as of today, passing through the Vernal Equinox portal in its orbit around the Sun. The other portals depicted have special meanings as well, dating back to primitive people whose cultures would depend on knowledge of the position of Earth during the year.

Here in our little patch of Arizona, we have been enjoying occasional spring-like days since February, as well as some not-so-warmish days and nights. Checking with our weather history on this day (courtesy NWS), we find that our forecast high of 65°F will be below the average 78°F temperature for this first spring day while we will be slightly above the record cool for this date (61°F) and well below the record high (92°F). I guess Global Warming has yet to catch up with us.

During these times of the overblown fake news media and democrat demagoguery (but I repeat myself), forecasting doom and gloom, we’re doing fine. We have things in stock, as we always do, that keep our household up and running with all our needs covered. Since we maintain two households on the premises (house and motorhome) there is plenty of everything available until all the bull$#!t blows over.

We hope everyone who reads this has planned accordingly and wish you comfort, safety and good health. We pray for these things.

2 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    March 20, 2020 @ 16:01:41

    And we got about 4″ of snow overnight, and another couple of inches today.

    Tomorrow’s expected high will be in the mid 40’s, so poof! The snow goes away.

    Gotta love Spring in the Rockies!

  2. CapnBob said,

    March 20, 2020 @ 17:56:53

    We’ve been having a bit of rain the last couple of weeks. There is more rain forecast for next week too. We haven’t seen any snow this year and don’t expect any until next winter for that *ONE* day every couple of years that we have snow.

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