The Fickle Winds of March


March is a fickle month, transitioning from the cold days of winter to the longer, warmer days of spring and summer. In March 44 BC, Julius Caesar manipulated time by changing the Roman calendar. He added ten days to the year and shifted the start of the year from the end of March to January 1st, leaving his mark in history.

*There is a saying that goes "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.”This is an English proverb, that often is shortened to "April showers bring May flowers." The Cherokee name for the full moon in March is "Windy Moon. 

But, here  why it seems so windy:

In March, cold air lingers in the northern regions, while warm air tries to move in from the south.

The temperature difference between these air masses creates varying pressures, leading to winds.

As the sun’s angle increases, it warms the Earth’s surface, causing pockets of warm air to form.

These warm air pockets move toward the remaining cold, dense air, creating pressure gradients and winds.

High pressure systems rotate clockwise, while low-pressure systems move counter-clockwise.

When these systems are close together, they create a tight pressure gradient, resulting in strong winds.

As March progresses, the Earth’s rotation brings more sunshine to the Northern Hemisphere, moderating temperatures and reducing windy days.

March charges in with a warrior-like determination, named after the mighty Mars, the Roman god of war.

      March winds are a natural part of the seasonal transition! 

      Source for image and *part of story 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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