Mudcat Café message #3788161 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3788161
Posted By: keberoxu
01-May-16 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Your part of Massachusetts, Joe F., sounds a great deal like my part. I'm just glad to put as much distance as possible between this ending winter, and the 2014-2015 winter, I need say no more, SHUDDER.

RE: relocating. Do stop and consider the cicadas. Another batch --"Brood V" -- is due to emerge with the next warm rainstorms, which raise the ground temperature where they are getting ready to come out of hibernating.   

"Brood V" is supposed to be concentrated mainly around southeastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania, with that sliver of West Virginia in the mix. In 2020, however, there is another big brood, forget which Roman numeral designation, due to come out; and that will occupy more of Virginia.

Currently there are numerous online articles updating the whole periodic watch for broods of cicadas, both the 13-year and the 17-year types; many of them have brightly colored maps of the lower 48 states, showing the geographical distribution of differently-timed emergences.