Detroit’s average spring temperatures trending warmer

There is a warming trend to Michigan's springs, too.

DETROIT – Today is the start of meteorological spring (astronomical spring, formally called the vernal equinox, begins March 20). 

For climatological purposes, we use the calendar months of March, April and May for our spring statistics, and global warming is having an impact on those stats

Check out this short video (above) -- it’s less than a minute and won’t waste your time.

And I repeat the promise I have made for decades here at Local 4: I will only present to you rigorously verified scientific facts, and never accept ANY information from advocacy groups. Trust me: I’ve received plenty of it over the years (some of it so untrue, misleading and sensationalistic that it made me angry), and all of it goes into the trash.

Related: Climate change explainer: Earth is warming but winters could get worse -- here’s why



About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.