We are now less than a week from the astronomical start to spring. On March 20 the vernal equinox will take place, transitioning us to the new season.
Daylight: The days will get longer. Daylight Saving Time helps increase the amount of daylight but naturally the days get longer during the transition from the winter solstice to the summer solstice. From Feb. 20 to March 20, we will see an increase of a little more than an hour of daylight. Latest weather video: Watch our five day forecast
Low Snow: The chance for snow drops off. On average, the latest we see an inch of snow in Dayton is March 10. That doesn’t mean we won’t get snow in March, just statistically speaking it becomes less likely. There will be a greater chance though for spring storms as severe weather season kicks in.
Warmer: It will gradually get warmer. The average afternoon by the first day of spring is 51 degrees. The angle of the sun and the length of day helps to increase our average high.