John Wheeler: Warm spring days are not as warm as warm summer days
The warmth usually only lasts a few short hours.
FARGO — Warm weather in the spring is a great deal different from warm weather in summer. Those first few afternoons in the 70s and 80s always feel luxuriously warm following our long Northern Plains winters. However, these days are usually warm for only a few hours following rather chilly mornings. More often than not, our early season warm days are also quite windy.
Warm weather in summer is average rather than the exception, and so a lot less special. However, most warm days in summer are warm for most of the day; not just a few hours. Even the early morning can be pleasantly warm in summer. The difference is that most warm days in spring are inherently not as warm as in summer. Low humidity combined with sunshine on bare, black soil can cause afternoon temperatures to suddenly spike for an hour or two on an otherwise cool, spring day.