Good News! Sun Now Setting After 6:00 PM
We saw our last sunset in the five o'clock hour this week, so they'll all be 6 PM or later moving forward. We'll cross the 7 PM mark when we 'Spring Forward' on March 8th.
Looking for other signs of springtime hope? Back on December 21st (the shortest day of the year) we had 8 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. Now here we are on February 27th, and we've already tacked on an extra two hours and 21 minutes minutes of daylight.
How about this? The official first day of spring is just 24 days away, and we're just 13 days away from 'springing forward' for the start of Daylight Savings Time.
Let's look at average temperatures. The average high for today is just 27°, but give it just another month that jumps into the upper 40s. Give it 60 days, and the average high climbs all the way to 64°.
Oh, and the Minnesota Twins home opener on April 2nd is coming up in 38 days.