Downtown L.A. Has First ‘Reverse’ Meteorological Spring in Nearly 100 Years

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Sunrise over Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on March 26, 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

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Downtown Los Angeles had its first “reverse” meteorological spring in nearly 100 years due to drier and warmer-than-normal conditions.

The meteorological spring -- defined as March, April and May -- was unusual for downtown Los Angeles this year because March was the warmest month and May was the coolest, making it “reverse of the climatological norm,” according to the National Weather Service.

This rare weather event has not occurred since 1921, nearly a century ago.

Reverse meteorological springs have occurred three times since record-keeping began in 1877.

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