Borough workers Jack Steele, left, and Matt Mateyak, prepare for warmer weather as they investigate sunken ground around a water grate along South Pine Street in Tamaqua. Today marks the startof meteorological spring; which are reckoned by temperature, withsummer being the hottest quarter of the year and winter the coldest quarter of the year. For the Northern hemisphere, spring begins on March 1, summer on June 1, autumn on Sept. 1, and winter on Dec. 1. For the Southern hemisphere, spring begins on Sept. 1, summer on Dec. 1, autumn on March 1, and winter on June 1.