Spring in Vermont can be unpredictable. But that doesn’t stop forecasters from trying.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that Vermont’s spring will be warmer and dryer than normal.
The Almanac uses “solar science, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, the study of prevailing weather patterns; and meteorology, the study of the atmosphere,” to make its long-term predictions, according to its website.
A red-leaf bush blossoms in a cascade of flowers. The landscape erupts in color for Vermont spring on May 10, 2021 in Williston.
Meteorologists, though, are in partial agreement with the Almanac’s prediction, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. Most of Vermont has a 40 to 50% chance of having above average temperatures this spring, but precipitation is predicted to be average.
Watch local weather predictions and temperatures recorded by Burlington’s National Weather Service station to see if the predictions prove accurate.