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Meterological winter arrived Tuesday

 

December 3, 2020



Don’t argue with those folks who talk and write about the winter days of December.

While Astronomical Winter doesn’t commence until the solstice on Dec. 21, Meterological Winter started Tuesday, Dec. 1, and lasts through Feb. 28.

What’s the difference?

Astronomical seasons are based on the position of the earth in relation to the sun, whereas the meterological seasons follow the calendar year and are based on the annual temperature cycle.

Whatever name we apply to December, we know for sure the days will be short, the temperature often cold and the forecast is apt to include a four letter word—snow.


 

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