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3/1/2016 10:43 PM
 

2016 Texas Wildflower Season Summary

Based on rainfall analysis, temperature analysis and scouting reports, the 2016 should be at least an average season with some spots enjoying above average displays with one caveat. The season might match the “once-in-a-lifetime” 2010 season in some areas if a bit more rainfall comes in March.  The above normal temperatures experienced in January and February could result in the peak bloom for bluebonnets to be early as much as 7 to 10 days.  Areas north of a line from San Antonio to Houston experienced more days above normal temperatures than areas south of that line.  This is not the typical climate experience, so locations in the Hill Country might actually see peak blooms before locations south of San Antonio.  Based on initial scouting reports this seems to be the case for at least roadside blooms.  In terms of rainfall alone, the 2015 fall closely matches the 2009 fall that preceded the 2010 spring season.  However, the winter temperatures this season are well above the 2009-2010 winter and rainfall over an inch below.  Winter temperatures are more like the 2011-2012 winter.  Although overall winter rainfall was only slight below normal, that factor combined with the above normal winter temperatures could be the caveat that results in the season falling short of expectations built up because of above normal precipitation in the fall.

More details including outlook by regions, rainfall maps, wildflower regions map can be found in the full freely available eBook "Texas Wildflower Report - 2016 Outlook"  - download at: http://www.wildflowerhaven.com/eBooks

 
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