Spring arrived on March 20th at precisely 5:37 a.m. EDT, with the arrival of the spring equinox. The question on everyone's mind is: when will it actually "feel" like spring? For this, we turn to the Farmers’ Almanac for some insight.
Since 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac has offered weather predictions which have guided farmers’ planting and harvesting activities.
These forecasts are based on a set of rules developed by David Young; although his principles still hold true, some slight alterations have been made to make the predictions more mathematically sound. According to the Farmers’ Almanac website, factors such as “sunspot activity, tidal action of the Moon, [and] the position of the planets” affect weather predictions for the upcoming year.
In the past, the Farmers’ Almanac has been used as a frame of reference for those planning weddings, special events, gardening, fishing, or hoping to catch a glimpse at astronomical events!
So... what will the weather be like this spring?
According to the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac forecast, spring throughout the United States will be mild and wet, especially in the Northeast. Thunderstorms will occur regularly in late April. We can expect an “early spell of heat” in late May and a dawn solar eclipse on June 10th.
Let the new spring season motivate you to re-introduce refreshing flavors. Did you know....there are many health benefits to lemons. The pulp, rind, and juice are rich with vitamins that stimulate immunity and reduce the risk of disease. And if you’re looking for a refreshing snack, you’ve found it in our tangy Lemon Bundtlette. It’s a refreshing, moist cake baked to perfection and topped with indulgent lemon glaze...it’ll make any dessert enthusiasts' mouth water!