What Can We Expect this Spring 2020?

What can we expect this spring 2020?By the end of February we are all asking the same questions:  What can we expect this spring? and When can we expect it?

We have taken a look at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s long-range forecast and the Farmers’ Almanac prediction for spring 2020 to try and get a glimpse into when we might be able to ditch our puffy coats and mittens for good this year.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac:

The Farmers’ Almanac, which has been around since 1818 gives us their insight into what we can expect this spring.  “According to our long-range outlook, spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England.”

Yikes!  For most of us, the idea of a lingering winter is not a pleasant one.  The Farmers’ Almanac weather outlook map also shows Michigan as being “Cold, Wet” this spring.

According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center:

The Three-Month Outlook Map generated by the NOAA shows that Michigan and most of the Midwest have an equal chance of Above normal, Below normal, or Normal temperatures this March, April, and May.

An additional map for precipitation predicts that Michigan will have an above average amount of precipitation this spring.

What Does this Mean for Us?

Though we can never be sure, there does seem to be agreement that we will be getting wet this spring.  Here is how we suggest that you prepare:

Seal the windows and doors in your home

Typically we discuss sealing windows and doors as a way to prevent the heated or cooled air in your home from leaking out, but having a proper seal can also help to prevent any rain from leaking into your house.

Investing in rain boots and umbrellas

There’s no bad weather, only bad clothes, right?  Don’t let precipitation stop you this spring.  Grab an umbrella, put on some rain boots and go splish splashing away.

Being patient

One of our main spring preparations that we recommend is annual air conditioner inspection.  However, due to safety reasons these inspections cannot be completed in the rain.  If your air conditioner inspection needs to be rescheduled, don’t be discouraged, we will find another day.

Looking for more advice on getting your home ready for spring this year?  Contact us at Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical.

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