What is winter?

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 19 02:22:12 UTC 2010

Joel S. Berson wrote:
> At 2/18/2010 08:05 PM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
>> 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.
> "As New Englanders know, winter is the longest season of the
> year."  [Zielinski and Keim, New England Weather, 75.]

And how far back does "X has two seasons, winter and road construction" go?

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