Spring Equinox

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A piece of ice dropped from my NYC window this morning, so it must mean that Spring and the warm weather is here to stay... Not so fast, folks!

Today marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and its the equinox. The Spring equinox is significant because, after a long and dark winter, the hours of day and night are equal for the first time this year – about 12 hours each.

Here comes the sun, but as it crosses over the equator Monday on its way north toward the Tropic of Cancer, it marks the vernal equinox — the official beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The precise arrival was 6:28A ET, but if you were looking for a reason to celebrate, wait one cotton picking moment. After a little wild late-winter snow surprises in the Northeast, and the cold weather is not ending yet, the milder weather is surely welcome.

The Climate Prediction Center calls for warmer-than-average temperatures for most of the entire nation, including Alaska, beginning in April and lasting through June.

It is officially Spring, but the warm weather won't come easy....

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