March 2020 Live Lamb Lion Tracker

As of 04-02-2020 at 8:40 PM, March is:

In like a Lamb, 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: 2019 2018

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Sat
1 no rain lo: 28.40° hi: 46.20° wind: 1.340 mph
2 rain: 0.22 in. lo: 41.20° hi: 59.90° wind: 2.144 mph
3 rain: 0.20 in. lo: 51.30° hi: 62.60° wind: 1.340 mph
4 no rain lo: 46.80° hi: 58.80° wind: 2.233 mph
5 no rain lo: 42.40° hi: 58.10° wind: 1.340 mph
6 rain: 0.12 in. lo: 41.40° hi: 48.60° wind: 1.340 mph
7 no rain lo: 38.80° hi: 52.00° wind: 1.340 mph
8 no rain lo: 40.50° hi: 59.00° wind: 1.340 mph
9 no rain lo: 48.40° hi: 70.70° wind: 1.340 mph
10 no rain lo: 56.10° hi: 65.70° wind: 2.010 mph
11 no rain lo: 48.60° hi: 62.10° wind: 1.340 mph
12 no rain lo: 48.90° hi: 53.80° wind: 0.766 mph
13 rain: 0.30 in. lo: 48.70° hi: 67.30° wind: 2.680 mph
14 no rain lo: 46.20° hi: 60.40° wind: 1.340 mph
15 no rain lo: 47.30° hi: 60.30° wind: 0.574 mph
16 no rain lo: 39.20° hi: 53.80° wind: 1.914 mph
17 rain: 0.19 in. lo: 45.70° hi: 55.60° wind: 0.804 mph
18 no rain lo: 46.40° hi: 61.50° wind: 1.787 mph
19 rain: 0.98 in. lo: 44.80° hi: 53.20° wind: 1.340 mph
20 no rain lo: 48.90° hi: 71.10° wind: 1.340 mph
21 no rain lo: 47.10° hi: 67.50° wind: 1.340 mph
22 no rain lo: 38.80° hi: 50.40° wind: 1.340 mph
23 rain: 1.33 in. lo: 39.90° hi: 43.00° wind: 1.340 mph
24 no rain lo: 38.50° hi: 56.30° wind: 1.072 mph
25 rain: 0.01 in. lo: 45.10° hi: 47.70° wind: 1.117 mph
26 no rain lo: 42.80° hi: 60.40° wind: 2.144 mph
27 no rain lo: 52.00° hi: 69.80° wind: 1.340 mph
28 rain: 0.47 in. lo: 47.80° hi: 58.80° wind: 0.574 mph
29 rain: 0.05 in. lo: 46.60° hi: 48.90° wind: 1.117 mph
30 rain: 0.02 in. lo: 46.00° hi: 53.20° wind: 0.000 mph
31 rain: 0.06 in. lo: 45.90° hi: 51.80° wind: 0.766 mph