NWS: High spring temps don’t mean hot summer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 27, 2012

If you’re fearing the warm weather in recent weeks could signal a sweltering summer ahead, the experts say your worry is likely unnecessary.

The National Weather Service released a public information statement Monday stating unusually warm March temperatures do not play a role in predicting how hot the following months will be.

The report says seven out of 10 of the hottest Marches recorded in Birmingham and Montgomery were followed by summers with normal or below normal temperatures.

“Just because we have a warm beginning of spring doesn’t necessarily mean we will have a record-breaking summer,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Jody Aaron. “They have no correlation at all.”