Mar 26, 2024 - News

Average spring temperature in Nashville is increasing

Data: Climate Central; Chart: Axios Visuals

The average spring temperature in Nashville has increased 2.2 degrees since 1970, per a recent Climate Central analysis.

Why it matters: Warmer springtime temperatures can lead to longer allergy seasons and changes in agricultural growing times.

Between the lines: Seasonal climate change discussions often focus on summer and winter, when temperatures are typically at their annual high and low extremes.

  • But the "between seasons" are affected too.

Zoom in: In Nashville, the average springtime temperature was about 59 degrees in 1970. It was 61 degrees last year.

Zoom out: Average springtime temperatures warmed by the same amount across nearly 230 U.S. cities analyzed by Climate Central, a nonprofit science and communications organization.

  • The group's analysis is based on NOAA data and looks at meteorological spring, which begins March 1 and ends May 31.
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