Both meteorological and astronomical springs have arrived. The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This is when the vertical rays of the sun are directly over the earth’s equator and crosses the equator on its northward journey.
Funny, it doesn’t feel like spring. Let me check the forecast:
|The 5-day forecast for March 20, 2013 for Columbia, SC. Image Credit: WLTX-TV.|
Remember those groundhog forecasts from six weeks ago. A couple of them got it right, but most got is wrong. Not only did spring not come early, it does not appear to be in sight.