We are right in the middle of the Spring Break period—many area school districts had the break this past week (March 9-13) and other school districts are having this coming week (March 16-20). Both the 10 day forecast and history tells us that we have likely seen the final freeze of the winter. You might remember last winter when we following weather terms were popular—“polar vortex”, “thunder sleet”, and “cobblestone ice”. The term that I am going to remember for this past winter is “pothole”.
How did this past winter rank? Well, it was colder than average as we had 40 freezes, and we average 33. You might recall that winter 2013/2014 was a cold winter in which we experienced 55 freezes. Following are some more data on past winters.
Average last freeze—March 13th
Earliest last freeze—February 5, 2000
Latest last freeze—April 13, 1957 & 1997
Number of freezes
Average freezes in a season—33
Most freezes in a season—62 (1977-78)
Few number of freezes—14 (1930-31, 1931-32, 1999-2000, 2011-12)
What can really be difficult on pool equipment is consecutive number of hours below freezing—which we had in late February/early January. If you notice any leaks in your pool equipment area, it could have been caused by the freezing temperatures. Give us a call at (940)891-0500 and we will make the repairs before the swimming season starts.
Enjoy the spring!