Eastern North Carolina has turned the corner and is heading into spring. The coldest three months of the year (December, Janurary and February) have passed and you can already feel the warmer air on many days. The average daytime temperature on March 10th is now 11 degrees warmer than in the middle of January while overnight lows average about 8 degrees higher. The additonal sunlight adds to the warmer feeling. We average about 9 hours and 45 minutes in mid-December. On March 10th we have 11 hours and 45 minutes of sunlight -- two hours more! Eventually, we'll see about 14 hours and 35 minutes in the middle to latter part of June. The additional sunlight will cause temperatures to slowly rise for the next few months until the real heat arrives in June and July. In the meantime the pendulum of weather will swing back and forth with a cool day interspersed with warmer ones. Enjoy the beautiful ride into spring.