March 2019 Live Lamb Lion Tracker

As of 11-21-2019 at 9:20 PM, March is:

In like a Lion, out like a Lamb

What is this?

This is a live-updating tally of the classic weather proverb, "If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb". It's based on real weather data, collected at my weather station in Queens, NY, and is updated once an hour thru the end of March.

Whenever March rolls around, I always end up ceaselessly tossing this proverb around in my head, trying to get a sense of how it "fits" to the actual weather. I like the idea that any given year could be Lamb/Lamb, Lion/Lamb, Lamb/Lion, or Lion/Lion. My lamb/lion factor is calculated by weighting a combination of: whether it's rained (any rain below 70 degrees = heavy lion), what the day's high was (medium lion < 50 degrees, heavy lion less than 45), and the wind (weak lion when it's greater than 7mph).

Please email me if you have questions/thoughts about how I've literalized this proverb, or check out the code I'm using to generate this. And here are the past years' lion/lamb results: 2018

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1 rain: 0.11 in. lo: 28.90° hi: 37.60° wind: 0.000 mph
2 rain: 0.28 in. lo: 32.70° hi: 42.80° wind: 0.574 mph
3 rain: 0.13 in. lo: 34.70° hi: 48.40° wind: 1.340 mph
4 rain: 0.65 in. lo: 31.80° hi: 44.60° wind: 0.804 mph
5 no rain lo: 24.10° hi: 36.00° wind: 1.340 mph
6 no rain lo: 21.11° hi: 30.60° wind: 1.340 mph
7 no rain lo: 20.80° hi: 34.70° wind: 1.340 mph
8 no rain lo: 27.10° hi: 39.67° wind: 1.117 mph
9 no rain lo: 36.10° hi: 52.30° wind: 0.670 mph
10 rain: 0.71 in. lo: 37.00° hi: 46.00° wind: 1.340 mph
11 no rain lo: 44.60° hi: 55.40° wind: 1.723 mph
12 no rain lo: 36.90° hi: 47.80° wind: 1.876 mph
13 no rain lo: 35.60° hi: 50.50° wind: 1.340 mph
14 no rain lo: 42.60° hi: 56.10° wind: 2.680 mph
15 rain: 0.11 in. lo: 48.00° hi: 71.10° wind: 1.787 mph
16 no rain lo: 42.10° hi: 62.20° wind: 1.787 mph
17 no rain lo: 36.00° hi: 48.00° wind: 0.893 mph
18 no rain lo: 35.80° hi: 49.50° wind: 0.574 mph
19 no rain lo: 37.90° hi: 52.20° wind: 0.804 mph
20 no rain lo: 38.80° hi: 53.60° wind: 2.876 mph
21 rain: 0.74 in. lo: 42.40° hi: 49.10° wind: 1.005 mph
22 rain: 0.76 in. lo: 42.60° hi: 51.10° wind: 2.010 mph
23 no rain lo: 37.20° hi: 50.90° wind: 2.144 mph
24 no rain lo: 40.50° hi: 60.40° wind: 1.340 mph
25 no rain lo: 47.50° hi: 57.00° wind: 1.340 mph
26 no rain lo: 36.10° hi: 50.90° wind: 1.117 mph
27 no rain lo: 36.70° hi: 50.20° wind: 1.340 mph
28 no rain lo: 37.80° hi: 50.70° wind: 1.914 mph
29 no rain lo: 47.70° hi: 59.40° wind: 1.340 mph
30 no rain lo: 52.30° hi: 62.20° wind: 2.873 mph
31 rain: 0.04 in. lo: 47.10° hi: 60.40° wind: 1.340 mph