Spring is arriving very early this year . . . at least 2-3 weeks early across almost the entire Southeast, from San Antonio to Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

Daily spring index leaf anomaly
Daily spring index leaf anomaly

The map below shows locations that have reached the requirements for the Spring Leaf Index model (The Spring Leaf Index is a measure of these early season events in plants, based on recent temperature conditions).

Source: usgs.gov
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Alex E

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