Except for the violent weather and floods, of course, it has been a nice spring in the south. Days pleasant enough and nights with temperatures in the 40’s well into May. Much of the upper southeast and the midwest got far too much rain in the spring, but further south rainfall was regular, though hardly abundant.
Now, however, with little warning and no transition, we have skipped June and July altogether and gone to August, and a hot dry August at that. The grass is dying, and the gardens are withering, and the weatherman offers little hope for the near future. We have seen this pattern before, and it does not bode well. Elsewhere, the upper Great Plains are experiencing disastrous flooding, and large portions of the southwest are on fire.
Anyway, if you survived, it was a nice spring down south.