Scientists: April 25th Is Not the Perfect Date

By: Joe Hyer

April 25, 2017

We all can remember the line from 2000 classic movie, Miss Congeniality. You are probably seeing memes and jokes from the movie all over Facebook today. You know the time when the character of Cheryl (also known as "Miss Rhode Island") says that April 25 is the "perfect date." 

The awkward dialogue is etched in our brains forever. She's asked to "describe her perfect date" during the pageant, but she answered the question so literally that it melted our hearts.

“That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket," she responds. 

So is today really the perfect date (in terms of climate)? Well, it's probably not true anymore.

Bernadette Woods Placky, who is the Chief Meteorologist of Climate Matters, tells Time Magazine that spring days are coming much earlier. So in the contestant's home state of Rhode Island the "perfect date" is actually arriving a few weeks earlier. 

"In some regions like the Northeast, people don't have to wait for April to shed their heavy coats anymore," she said. 

So it may have been true in the year 2000, but it's probably not the case in 2017.