We just experienced an unprecedented series of winter storms and cold air that permeated the center of the country, precipitating the massive Texas blackout, as well as the opening Emergency heating centers In every state from Virginia to Louisiana.
There is evidence to suggest that climate change may be affecting Polar vortex Troposphere, Allowing the polar jet stream to collapse and allow for Arctic air Low latitude penetration. But ready or not, spring is just around the corner, and while San Diego and Tijuana do not experience very cold temperatures, we are seeing higher than normal temperatures throughout the winter.
Long-term temperature trends show that spring also rises on average. According to an analysis by Climate Central, 243 cities in the United States, 120 cities (49 percent) have recorded an increase of 2 degrees Fahrenheit or more in the past 50 years.
In San Diego, springtime now averages nearly 10 more days with higher than normal temperatures. In addition, 96 percent of cities (234) reported an increase in the number of spring days above the normal range since 1970, and 81 percent of cities (196) reported an increase of 5 days or more.
The higher spring temperatures follow a pattern of the warmer seasons This shrinks Winter cold, which reduces the cold spells that are important for Fruit production s Pest population management s Misalignment Timing of natural events (known as phenology).
For example, Thaw as soon as possible That could lead to changes in Availability of water And challenges Breeding local fish. Temperatures in early spring can also prolong the growing season, thus supporting Allegas Poland For longer, start earlier and stay longer.
One thing we can do on warm spring days is to save energy. We can hang clothes instead of using a dryer, open windows to allow airflow in our homes and separate electronic devices that we don’t use.