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Old 09-04-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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Of course, we all know the dictionary definition of winter, but what is YOUR definition of winter?

For example, my personal definition of winter is many consecutive weeks in which the daily high never goes above freezing OR if there is snow on the ground that doesn't entirely melt.

However, I think that some people (judging by their posts, at least) consider it to be winter once the daily high temperature gets below 70 degrees or so and doesn't go above that for a while.

Bonus question (lol): How many days, weeks or months of your personal definition of winter would be your ideal? (Mine would be three solid months, with snow staying on lawns and trees, from December 1 to March 1.)
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:29 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Dec, Jan, Feb. Just so happens to fit neatly with the period that our average highs are below 10c/50f.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Cork, Ireland
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First degree winter: Broadleaf trees are bare, some frost, no snow, average highs 6C/43F to 10C/50F , daily means 4C/39F to 7C/45F, average lows 2C/36F to 6C/43F
Second degree winter: Frequent frost, transient snow cover, average highs 0C/45F to 6C/43F , daily means -2C/28F to 4C/39F, average lows -4C/25F to 2C/36F
Third degree winter: Persistent snow cover, average highs below 0C, daily means below -2C/28F, average lows below -6C/21F
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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First degree winter: Broadleaf trees are bare, some frost, no snow, average highs 6C/43F to 10C/50F , daily means 4C/39F to 7C/45F, average lows 2C/36F to 6C/43F
Second degree winter: Frequent frost, transient snow cover, average highs 0C/45F to 6C/43F , daily means -2C/28F to 4C/39F, average lows -4C/25F to 2C/36F
Third degree winter: Persistent snow cover, average highs below 0C, daily means below -2C/28F, average lows below -6C/21F



Your grass stays lush green and you have lots of broadleaf evergreens there.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Freezing nights, sometimes days that don't get above freezing. leafless trees.

Pretty much December, Jan, Feb, and early March.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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For us below freezing is limited, and snow is rare. We did get 12" in one storm last winter that remained in places for a week but that was unusual. Normally we get down to 18-20F for a few days then it warms back up above freezing. In my opinion winter is when the high is below 40. That's usually going to be November thru February. We may get a short freeze in March, or even a little snow in April, but that's just an especially cold spring day.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Regular frost is my personal definition of winter.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Kocaeli, Turkey
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Highs below 0C
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Of course, we all know the dictionary definition of winter, but what is YOUR definition of winter?

For example, my personal definition of winter is many consecutive weeks in which the daily high never goes above freezing OR if there is snow on the ground that doesn't entirely melt.

However, I think that some people (judging by their posts, at least) consider it to be winter once the daily high temperature gets below 70 degrees or so and doesn't go above that for a while.

Bonus question (lol): How many days, weeks or months of your personal definition of winter would be your ideal? (Mine would be three solid months, with snow staying on lawns and trees, from December 1 to March 1.)

going by your definition of winter, 2/3 of the country never has a winter
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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going by your definition of winter, 2/3 of the country never has a winter
Yep, I know. That is why I asked the question!
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