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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: The Weather Version of March Madness

March has been a rollercoaster. The weather has been mild one minute and wild the next. And there's still plenty of March to go - and a snowstorm on the way.

There are suggestions that the vast changes in weather this month could be caused by a relapse of El Nino. The uncharacteristically tranquil winter looks poised to end with a brutal wake-up call. Snow is expected in the range of 10-25 inches beginning on Sunday.

Regardless of the weather, the migration of birds is steady and underway. Larry Weber has been spotting bald eagles on a daily basis, and other birds like rough legged and red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and American kestrel have also made their way north.

Trees are benefiting from the longer days. Silver maples are starting to flower, while the sap of sugar maples is flowing. Pussy willows and quaking aspen are also soaking up the sun and responding well.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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