Yeah, we know. It gets hot here in West Texas. Not just hot, but 'Dump Shaved Ice Down Your Pants' hot.

Mmmmm, shaved ice.

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Even with this weekend marking the official beginning of spring on the South Plains, the always optimistic gang at the NOAA (not to be confused with the NCAA) looked ahead and projected that we're in for a much warmer than usual spring. And since we're following the science, we've got charts and graphs to back that up.

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Yeah, see the really deep red? That's us. Apparently, extreme Northwest Alaska is also going to be blazing hot, so expect those polar bears to pack up and head for Seattle or something.

A warm spring is not unheard of here in America's dustbin, but add to the fact that we're also going to see severe drought conditions continue in our area and we could expect a hot, dusty springtime. Again, we've got charts and stuff.

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That brown? Yeah, that'll be our sky. Until, like, Christmas.

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So what do all of these fancy maps really mean?

Spring is dead. Long live summer.

Of course, we'll probably see a stretch of a couple of weeks where we get lulled into a false sense of spring-like bliss when the temperature hovers around 80 degrees and lawns start to green up. But then, when we least expect it... BAM -- 100 degrees!

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He's too much.

So, enjoy your hour and a half of spring before we segue into pre-summer, then 'suck-ice-chips-until-September-summer.'

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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