Outlook Ohio News: Forsythia and The Final Winter Snow

There is an old weather tale which states that Forsythia bushes can forecast late spring snowfall. They are not credited with being able to forecast snowfall amounts, but rather the last three snowfalls of the season. The tale says there will be three snows after the Forsythia bloom.  We have identified several bushes early this year.

This year may be the exception with the late cold front.  The unusual and record breaking warm February forced many trees and plants to bloom early.  The negative effect is the lack of pollination and possible damage to plants and trees that are more sensitive.   Trump and the Republican’s may keep stating that global warming doesn’t exist but this may be an indication of more interesting weather patterns to come.

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