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Old 05-28-2020, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Usually in October here is when we get our first freezing nights and heavy snowfalls.
Winter lasts 9 months a year in Wyoming. I remember getting caught in a blizzard near Cheyenne in May ffs!
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:22 AM
 
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Im guessing that here in So-Calif, about mid-December.
Clearly never by most people's standards. By my standards, winter is when we change from shorts to jeans and it starts raining. This could be as early as November or not until late December. One memorable year it started raining in October! On the other hand, we have had years when it basically did not rain at all...
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Durham, UK
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Early November. It’s usually cold, wet and the days are quite short by this point (<9 hours daylight).

The clocks going back an hour at the end of October definitely speed up the beginning of winter.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:41 PM
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Location: Norman, OK
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I feel like winter is mild enough here that there's not a clear start date. It can get quite cold and snow in November, but often it will never stay cold for very long. We saw snow flurries as early as October 30 and as late as April 14 this winter, but we had plenty of mild days in the 70s F (low 20s C) in the interim.
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Old 05-28-2020, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Cork, Ireland
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I consider it to be winter here when highs struggle to break 10C/50F and/or a majority of broadleaf trees are bare. This usually comes around late November/early December.
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Old 05-28-2020, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn Center, MN
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December 1st
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Old 05-28-2020, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Estonia
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Depends on how you define it. Usually we get our first snow flurry and cold 2-3C high a few days before Halloween, this has been like a clockwork for the last...5 years at least? And I personally consider November the start of winter if highs are below 5C.

Then again Estonia has a cold climate and most local meteorologist consider the start of winter when we have a lasting snow cover and highs below freezing. Usually this happens around December 20th? Usually around Christmas time, many years we have had a muddy Christmas Eve, but then we get snow a day or two later. But then there are also winters like 2019-2020 where we got absolutely no lasting snow cover at all.

So yeah, usually sometime in November by my definition, but by more official definitions sometime around December 20th, which is also in line with the start of the astronomical winter season.
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:59 PM
 
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Never anymore in my area.
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:31 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Depends on how you define it. Usually we get our first snow flurry and cold 2-3C high a few days before Halloween, this has been like a clockwork for the last...5 years at least? And I personally consider November the start of winter if highs are below 5C.

Then again Estonia has a cold climate and most local meteorologist consider the start of winter when we have a lasting snow cover and highs below freezing. Usually this happens around December 20th? Usually around Christmas time, many years we have had a muddy Christmas Eve, but then we get snow a day or two later. But then there are also winters like 2019-2020 where we got absolutely no lasting snow cover at all.

So yeah, usually sometime in November by my definition, but by more official definitions sometime around December 20th, which is also in line with the start of the astronomical winter season.
I looked up weather records for Tallinn, Estonia and wow, last winter was crazy for it's sustained above-average temperatures. Only 6 days that got below freezing in the whole month of January and a lot more rain than snow. No days in January had a high below freezing, at least per Weatherspark. February was a bit cooler but still a majority of the days stayed above freezing all 24 hours. This is in a climate where average highs are below freezing January and February and average lows are near -7 C / 20 F.

It just seemed like temperatures hovered around 1-6 C / 33-43 F most of the time in winter with a lot of rain.
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Saint-Petersburg
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Depends what you define as "winter". If you mean regular drop below 0°C, that occurs usually in second half of November.
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