Meteorological spring begins March 1

March 1, 2022 is the start of meteorological spring.

Meteorological seasons are based on average weather conditions, while astronomical seasons are based on the earth's tilt throughout the year. 

During meteorological spring, we see the largest increase in temperature on average for a period of three months than any other time of the year. We also see the largest increase in daylight as we get closer and closer to summer. 

High temperatures go from the 30s to the 70s from March through May on average, but this does not mean snow season is done. Winter weather still happens during meteorological spring, but due to higher temperatures and longer days, it doesn't stick around as long. 

On Tuesday, temperatures were in the 70s for much of the central plains, and could signal a pattern that could lead to an early spring, even here in Wisconsin. 

Stay tuned for the latest forecast updates from your FOX6 Weather Experts.

FOX6 Weather extras offers a variety of extremely useful weather tools to help you navigate the stormy season. They include the following:

FOX6 Storm Center app

FOX6 News app

FOX Weather app


We have a host of maps and radars on the FOX6 Weather page that are updating regularly — to provide you the most accurate assessment of the weather. From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view — it’s all there.


When the weather gets a little dicey, schools and businesses may shut down. Monitor the latest list of closings, cancellations, and delays reported in southeast Wisconsin.



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