Archive for December 2016

December Solstice

December Solstice
Yes, these are dark times, and winter is here. For meteorologists, winter  begins on December 1. Astronomical winter in the Northern Hemisphere  begins on the December solstice. This year, it falls on December 21 at 4:40 am Central Time.  At the time of the December solstice, the sun appears to be  directly overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn in... Read more »

Walking in winter

Walking in winter
As if this year didn’t  have enough sadness and suffering, now  comes arctic air, subzero wind chills  and more snow. What does that mean for us, here in  Chicago?   It means pay attention to the weather forecasts. Wind chills are no joke, and frostbite and hypothermia  can happen in a matter of minutes. The National... Read more »

Winter has Arrived!

Cold, snow, and more cold. Sounds a lot like winter across the Midwest. pic.twitter.com/fee7ZZgU7h — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) December 7, 2016 Winter has arrived,  with snow and cold, boots and  hoodies, and  early sunsets.  Yes, it gets dark at 4:20 in the afternoon these days. December 3-15  are the earliest sunsets of the year, here. December Solstice (Winter... Read more »
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