Today was the hottest day of the year, so far. The temperature at 2:00PM was 92 F, with light winds out of the west. The heat was tempered by low humidity at 25%, making for comfort in the shade. The chamsin of earlier this week has died out, and the blowing dust has ceased. However, skies were still covered with a high haze. Winds were mild at 2.2 mph out of the west.
I guess you could say, in retrospect, that spring began here shortly after Tu b'Shevat. Until this week, temperatures had been very mild, in the 60s and low 70s during the day. The early spring flowering trees have begun loosing their blossoms as leaves replace flowers.