Hello, Winter – It’s Official

We’ve had snow, and cold, and sleet and dark days for what seems like an eternity now, but officially speaking, it wasn’t actually WINTER in the Capital Region…

Until yesterday.

Though many of us might not have realized it, being caught up in the pre-holiday rush and all, but yesterday was the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the moment we experience the least amount of daylight and the longest night.

Folks who live in the Southern Hemisphere are experiencing just the opposite – short nights and long days – due to the tilt of the Earth in reference to the sun.

The good news is that it’s all downhill from here…the days will get progressively longer and the nights shorter as we slowly creep toward spring.

Of course, this is the time of year when most folks would welcome a little cold and snow to get them in the holiday mood. While we’ve seen our share of the white stuff recently, the forecast does not indicate a white Christmas. In fact, we won’t be seeing much precipitation at all, according to The Weather Channel, until next weekend.

The coming days will bring clouds and sun and temperatures that climb as high as the mid-40s (tomorrow). So, you’ll just have to make your own Christmas spirit. We here at CivMix wish you and yours the most joyous and restful and happy of holidays. We’ll be taking a few days off ourselves – but not until next week.



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