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I am from Australia and want to visit the United States of America in the spring season. I am unsure of when the American Spring is.

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Weatherwise? Ticketwise? Or astronomywise? –  Karlson Apr 30 at 10:15
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Where in the USA? The answer is massively, massively different between, say, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, ... –  David Richerby Apr 30 at 18:08
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Yeah, the question not well-formed. The US is a huge country, stretching from 18°N (considerably south of Hong Kong) to 71°N (considerably north of Sweden). –  Malvolio Apr 30 at 20:50
    
@Malvolio But Sweden is a vast country too and certainly stretches all the way to 70°N –  Relaxed May 1 at 12:17
    
@Annoyed : Sweden is wonderful country -- the lovely lakes, the wonderful telephone system, and many interesting furry animals, including the majestic moose -- but its north-south extent fits entirely within a single US state. If it were a US state, it would be tied for 11th place (with New Jersey) in population. And its northernmost point is 100 km south of the US's Point Barrow. –  Malvolio May 1 at 15:19

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The astronomical spring (Northern Hemisphere) 2014 begins on March 20 and ends on June 20, that includes USA.

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Source. –  MeNoTalk Apr 30 at 9:17
    
I always thought it's the 21st. –  nyuszika7h Apr 30 at 10:00
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season#Mid-latitude_astronomical - Interesting, I thought astronomical seasons always begin on the 21st. So I was wrong. –  nyuszika7h Apr 30 at 10:15
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@MeNoTalk You should include the link to the source in your answer. Comments are second class citizens on the SE network, which means that you shouldn't write important stuff only in comments. –  Bakuriu Apr 30 at 11:48
    
@nyuszika7h: It starts and ends on the equinoxes and solstices. What dates those fall on vary by year and time zone, because a calendar year is not exactly a solar year (some are shorter, and some are longer (leap years)). –  user102008 May 1 at 8:40

It depends. If you're talking astronomical, as MeNoTalk says, it's from the equinox (mid-March) to the solstice (mid-June). However, the temperatures don't necessarily reflect that. You can still experience cold snaps and snow in the north right through much of April as well, while to many, the south (Texas, Florida) will be nice and warm already.

It's best to look up the Wikipedia article for the climate of the region you wish to visit. For example, in the city I'm currently in, Melbourne.

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(+1) I think some parts of the US don't even have a spring at all but rather a climate closer to the two seasons that exist under the tropics. –  Relaxed Apr 30 at 9:15
    
@Annoyed It varies from year to year. –  Karlson Apr 30 at 14:40
    
Another useful resource is WeatherSpark, which collates historical data and projects averages - here is the dashboard for Melbourne –  AakashM Apr 30 at 20:13

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