What is winter?

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 02:11:38 UTC 2010

There are the solar seasons, that start at a solstice or equinox, and
there are the popularly defined seasons:

Winter:  December, January, February
Spring:  March, April, May
Summer:  June, July, August
Fall:  September, October, November

Here in Indiana, Summer starts with the Indy 500 and ends at Labor Day.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> A newspaper article today quotes a meteorologist of the National Weather Service who said that "althought winter officially runs from Dec 21 to Mar 21, forecasters mostly define it as Dec through Feb."
> Forecasters are changing the seasons.  First I've heard about that.
> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
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