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False Spring | phenomenon | An unseasonal stretch of beautiful, sunny and warm weather that sometimes occurs in the depths of winter (usually mid-to-late February), prompting all creatures great and small – not to mention the more hopeful species of plant and flower – to fleetingly and falsely believe that spring has actually sprung. False Spring has long been a welcome phenomenon on the West Coast, but climate change is now making it more common, causing crop failures and dangerously confusing the daylights out of animals and birds.
Usage: “In the midst of a False Spring I know deep in my soul the rain and cold will soon return, but for a moment I indulge the fantasy…”