Old 21st January 2004, 15:12   #1
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Countdown to EQUINOX




The first day of spring is March 20th (sometimes March 21st), and it is also known as the vernal equinox.
This means it is the exact day separating winter from spring. Actually, to be more precise, it is the first day of spring north of the equator - in the south it is the first day of autumn.

Equinox is a Latin word which means "equal night". This is the time of the year (and there are two days in each year) during which the day and night are of equal length.

Spring is the time of year when winter is ending yet summer has not yet begun. Before long the flowers will bloom and the air will buzz with insects.

Traditionally, spring has been associated with the start of life. This is the time when the earth wakes up from it's sleep (winter) and the world appears to be reborn.






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Old 21st January 2004, 22:49   #2
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Old 21st January 2004, 23:41   #3
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i'm damn tired of this "teen" temperatures. bring on spring! bring on the bikini's!
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Old 22nd January 2004, 00:10   #4
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Screw Spring. I like it cold, damnit.
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Old 22nd January 2004, 00:14   #5
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I want one more big-ass snowfall around here before I'll allow the warm temperatures to come in...It's only once every ~9 months that I even get a remote chance to winter rally in the snow...

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Old 22nd January 2004, 19:06   #6
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Old 22nd January 2004, 19:07   #7
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Old 22nd January 2004, 19:08   #8
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It's gonna be -4 this weekend *brrr*

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Old 22nd January 2004, 19:10   #9
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-4?
a few weekends ago it was -44 w/ the windchill
the only thing taht saved me from frostbite was my beard
(wait, i just realized: you talke celsius or farenheit? i'm talking celsius)
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Right now it is -9 with the windchil, 10 without (F degrees btw).
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Old 23rd January 2004, 01:43   #11
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I've got cabin fever.
I've got cabin fever.
I've got cabin fever.
I've got cabin fever.
I've got cabin fever.
And I've been working nights so, I'm not getting any sun at all.
And it looks like the bitter cold is going to be around for a bit longer.
I'am so ready for spring !
Stay warm mates.
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Old 23rd January 2004, 15:07   #12
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We haven't had much of Winter here, only the last 2 weeks have been wet and cloudy really... weird that, the Summer feels just so so so not so long back, and I pine for it, cos it was the best Summer of my life. Roll on this Summer
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Old 9th January 2010, 17:52   #13
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70 more days.
Till Spring.









uggggghhhhhhh!!!

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Old 9th January 2010, 19:22   #14
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70 more days.
Till Spring.
No kidding, there is a wee bit of snow in the UK at the minute....



3 fucking weeks now of digging the car out every morning, what joy
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Old 9th January 2010, 20:33   #15
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Dam global warming!
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Old 9th January 2010, 21:20   #16
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Yeah the gulf stream has bogged off leaving us with exposed.
We haven't had weather like this for gone 15 years, I'd say. (?)

What a lovely shade of grey the Bristol channel is!

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Old 10th January 2010, 07:42   #17
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Dam global warming!
They should call it Global Cooling. If the gulf stream fails, it certainly will be.
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Old 10th January 2010, 18:10   #18
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^It would still be global warming overall, but UK cooling.

Spring? No need. I have a perfectly fine balcony that I can go out and relax on and bask in the sun right now... so long as I'm dressed in snow pants, gloves, hat, scarf, boots, and a heavy winter coat (although I might have to move some snow before I can use the chair's cup holder).


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Old 13th January 2010, 12:33   #19
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Yesterday was warm enough (55) that a half dozen squirrels woke up and started digging up the peanuts they buried in my flower beds. It was raining like hell, but warm like spring.

It was kinda funny to see the sneak peak of the next generation of squirrels, but SQUIRRELZILLA, the rottweiler killer, only seems to be present in his offspring.

The acrobatics of squirrels awakened for a mid winter snack was pretty amusing as they darted over houses and played in the trees. They were unmolested by the neighborhood cats that weren't tricked into thinking it was warm enough to stir from the warm spots their humans have provided.

On to February, which almost never provides a storm, but is usually bitterly cold. The squirrels will figure out it isn't really spring. They'll cease to entertain a coffee drinker and a lady rottweiler and settle back in for the rest of their winter sleep.
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Old 14th January 2010, 13:55   #20
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It's already spring for me, being a member of the Royal 21sters, even though it's been below zero for awhile.

The royal order of the 21sters is a small (but growing!) band of rebels who have shunned the normal definitions of the seasons in favor of a longer summer and autumn. We define the Winter Solstice/shortest day/December 21st as the last day of winter. Because the days begin getting longer on December 22nd, this is seen as an encouraging sign and the first step towards summer, thus, the 1st day of spring!

Likewise, Summer ends on the Summer Solstice/longest day of the year/June 21st, and the next day - June 22nd is seen as the first step down that long, beautiful autumnal path towards winter.

Also, this definition makes for a very warm 1st half of autumn (July and August)!

Winter is a bleak affair, so it is minimized. It’s limits have been set to the darkest days from November through December 21st only!

And Spring is a short, but encouraging stretch leading into to another long, lingering summer!

We freely admit that this is nothing more than psychological trickery to carry us through the coldest days of what others call “winter” but we don’t care - it works for us.

Spring: December 22nd through the the Super Bowl (early to mid-January).
Summer: The day after the super bowl through June 21st.
Autumn: June 22nd through November 1st
Winter: November 1st through December 21st (Nice and short!)

For all others, winter has just begun. For us, it has just ended! Welcome, Spring, for your short, but encouraging reign!

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Meet the newest member of the Royal 21sters!

A Hooba, Hooba, Gunga, Gunga a Dunga! to you MonKeyRum

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Old 14th January 2010, 18:25   #22
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See things are looking better already!

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There are many days when I look up at the sun and wish I could feel it's warmth upon my face. When the snow blows thick and the wet chills my bones and no matter how high the fire gets I still can't feel my toes, I look at the stars and wish for the twilight of Summer.

But then sometimes I can do nothing but cherish the dead season, and sometimes it's because no one else really even tries to enjoy it. When the snow lays high on the ground and still falls silently from the sky, do yourself a favor and put on some warm clothes and go for a walk.
Listen to the quiet of snow, the way it muffles the sound of everything. If you can, venture into a forest where the trees roots lay exposed and snow never makes it to the bed of leaves. It's eerie and candid and fucking spectacular.

Walk down a city street in a blizzard, taking particular note how the sodium lights shine the world in yellow light, or the way faces are red and bleary and somehow still beautiful. Go to a coffee shop and sit near the window, watching the bundled masses run across the streets, knocking their shoes off before they enter. Drink a hot chocolate and make a snow angel.

There is beauty in all seasons, even Winter.

PS: I'm with Monkey Rum, I've been celebrating Winter Solstice for years.

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Certainly not a season to hate if you know where to look.


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Old 26th January 2013, 14:17   #25
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52 days til spring. It's been in the teens all week.
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Old 29th January 2013, 06:41   #26
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Hell. It was 79f here in Houston today. Where did my Winter go, damnit?!
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Old 29th January 2013, 16:37   #27
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No kidding, there is a wee bit of snow in the UK at the minute....



3 fucking weeks now of digging the car out every morning, what joy
This is cute.

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The morning after Jesse was born (can you say born after a c-section?) (the 26th):
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Old 29th January 2013, 21:54   #29
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^That's quite a nice picture. Good color. 65 degrees Fahrenheit today and occasional rain. Unseasonably warm.

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Hell. It was 79f here in Houston today. Where did my Winter go, damnit?!
It was like 83f in Austin. At least the humidity isn't hiked up just yet. I HATE summer here because of the humidity.

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Old 31st January 2013, 04:20   #31
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50s today, may have been above 60 again. No winter to be found. Just a lot of rain today, to the point where all after-school stuff was cancelled: games, practices, rehearsals, homework help and intervention programs, etc. In the mountains we have a river, stream, or creek in each between-mountain valley. When it rains heavily, those waterways flood and wash out all the dirt roads where most of our kids live or make them too deep for driving.

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Spring Equinox 2018 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 12:15 PM on
Tuesday, March 20, 2018






64 Days 12 hours to go.
https://days.to/20-march/2018






My Current weather.


Current Weather Harrisburg, PA





















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Nice thread. I'mma heading off to Paris for spring. Do you think the weather's still going to be chilly? I hear they've got spring rains a lot
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Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service State College PA
1215 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

PAZ036-056>059-063>066-220000-
/O.CON.KCTP.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-180322T0000Z/
Franklin-Perry-Dauphin-Schuylkill-Lebanon-Cumberland-Adams-York-
Lancaster-
Including the cities of Chambersburg, Newport, Harrisburg,
Hershey, Pottsville, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York,
and Lancaster
1215 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018




...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8
inches. Storm total snowfall 10 to 18 inches. Lower
accumulations on road surfaces are possible due to melting snow
and warmer pavement temperatures.

* WHERE...Portions of south central Pennsylvania including the
Harrisburg, Lancaster and York metro areas.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT this evening. Heaviest snow through 6pm
then tapering off this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on areas of difficult to hazardous
travel through the Wednesday evening commute, with variable and
changing road conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibility.



So much for an early spring.



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