Monday Musing - Spring Weather and Lilacs

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

April Lilac in Sedona

April Lilac in Sedona from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

Lilac needs a good freeze to bloom well. I am always so happy to see our lilac bloom this time of year. Though our weather gets cold and temps dip below freezing, sometimes for hours, daytime temperatures rarely ever have stayed below 32º.  In the last 8 years, only 2 days have been below 32º for a high. Once the sun comes up the temperature rises. This is the main reason snow does not stay on the ground. 


 

Weather Update for Sedona

March 2018 Sedona Weather by category

Overall we ended winter 2018 with cooler weather than the previous year. The mean temp for the previous two months was at least four degrees cooler than 2017 each month. Precipitation in 2017 for the first quarter was at 7.11 inches and in 2018 it was only 4.41 inches. Days with sunshine are at 74 for the quarter versus 67 for last year’s first quarter. 

The weather station is located at the end of Soldiers Pass where the average tempertures are about 3º cooler due to slight elevation increases at the end of the pass. 

 

 


 

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James Dray
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Morning Sheri.

Our last cold night was last night.  I suspect today or tomorrow, my wife will start her planting season.  

Apr 17, 2018 02:16 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
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What gorgeous pictures!

In our area, Days Dipped Below 32 in the past few months would probably be somewhere around 30!

 

Apr 17, 2018 03:49 AM #2
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I love the photo. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day 

Apr 17, 2018 04:14 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It will be a while before we see lilacs in our part of the world...love the purple fragrant blooms and great eye candy !

Apr 17, 2018 04:43 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sheri - we may see those around Mother's day although I don't know about this year with the cold weather.

Apr 17, 2018 04:56 AM #5
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Good morning Sheri. Oh how I would love to embrace the lilacs. Still cold here.

Apr 17, 2018 05:22 AM #6
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Sheri, we are still about a month behind to see lilacs blooming.   The buds are there for the leaves right now.  They are such wonderful bushes, and smell so good! 

Apr 17, 2018 06:19 AM #7
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Those photos remind me of childhood at my grandmother's house in spring, Sheri!

Apr 17, 2018 06:25 AM #8
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Lots of sunshine brings some beautiful blooms in Sedona!  I hope that you are doing well my friend!

Apr 17, 2018 10:33 AM #9
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, our temps dipped into the 50's yesterday, too cold for me. I love the colors of the spring. 

Apr 17, 2018 11:35 AM #10
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Lilacs freshen the air with such a sweet and romantic aroma. Mother Nature is really wonderful! Your photos are just beautiful!

Apr 17, 2018 01:56 PM #11
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Those are such pretty lilacs. I bet the fragrance is wonderful.

Apr 17, 2018 04:56 PM #12
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I certainly enjoyed the splash of color that you supplied in your blog post Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Apr 17, 2018 08:56 PM #13
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I wish we had some lilacs in our home garden. 

We had an overnight freeze warning in our area.

Apr 18, 2018 07:47 AM #14
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Hi Sheri

Those lilacs are stunning and a clever way to introduce your post. I love that video and the mood it sets!!

Jeff

Apr 19, 2018 09:38 PM #15
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HI Sheri... I love lilacs... I had no idea they needed a freeze to bloom well (then again I'm totally honest about being a garding idiot!).

Apr 20, 2018 08:36 AM #16
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Another fan of liclacs here - love em, but ours will not be blooming for a few weeks or so - guessing end of May? 

Apr 20, 2018 01:42 PM #17
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