Burrrrrrrr...the calendar says winter starts tonight
December 21, 2015 7:16am CST
I don't live or die by the sword, therefore, I don't live, die or dress by the calendar. Just because Winter starts tonight doesn't mean we will be having winter weather. Our temps have gone up 20 degrees since yesterday. Within a few days we will be in the low 70's and that's without a lot of sun since rain is predicted every day this week. I'll take rain any day. Our last New Year's Eve in New Jersey (2000) we got 32 inches of snow that day. The city was paralyzed. There was no place to put all the snow. New Year's Eve celebrations were cancelled, The Governor said stay off the roads. If we hadn't already decided to move south the summer of 2001 that snow storm would have pushed us to that decision. We sold the snow blower and shovels, and got rid of most of the winter clothes. Here on a normal winter we might get 6 inches of snow, which always melts the same day. Not a biggie and that's the kind of winter we like! Are you ready for winter?
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• Alicante, Spain
21 Dec 15
The spanish are a bit calendar orientated... they have been wearing jumpers, cardigans and coats for weeks and have now started wearing scarfs hats and boots... because the calendar says it winter... but us expats and other nationalities are still walking around without jackets coats, scarfs and boots.... in jeans and 't' Shirts....
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• United States
21 Dec 15
Yep the onset of the Winter Solstice and of all things, the creator for weather, Mother nature is confused that this should be like 10,000 years ago, well at least similar to temperatures in 1849 when Cleveland was as warm then as it is now 40-50 degrees !
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
It has always seemed a little odd to me that the Winter Solstice is classed as the first day of winter. The days will gradually become a little longer from now until the Summer Solstice, so despite this not being the coldest of days we have begun to turn a corner.