What happens on March 20th, 2017?
Is it the Vernal Equinox, Spring Solstice, Easter, or St. Patrick`s Day?
The Vernal Equinox, aka the first day of spring, is on Monday, March 20th.
AZUZ: Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil saw on Groundhog Day, spring has been in the air in Western Pennsylvania and states throughout the eastern and southern U.S. They`ve had warmer than average temperatures so far this year.
Though there was some heavy snowfall in the American West and North over the weekend, during a cold front that made things feel like they normally do in February, thousands of record high temperatures have been recorded this month, contrast it with a few dozen record lows. And forecasters say this week, they expect highs of 15 to 20 degrees above average for the East and Southeast.
One major factor is probably La Nina. It`s a natural climate pattern that brings colder than normal ocean surface temperatures to the Pacific. But it results in warmer than normal temperatures in the American South. Government meteorologists say a relatively weak La Nina event has come and gone, but its impacts could continue through March.