First Day of Winter

winter.jpgWell, the first day of winter officially began at 0928 Arizona time this morning. The image snippet I captured from shows the time of the solstice in UTC. Arizona time is seven hours earlier.

I know that those in chronically colder places will regard this as whining, but it’s very cold here in the desert today. When I was out with the dogs this morning, it was 43° and wind gusts to 25 knots. I was wearing sweats and, believe me, the wind went right through the thin flannel. Neither I, nor the dogs, could wait to get back into the nice warm 68° inside temperature.

Although the temperature never exceeded 52° here today, the forecast for Christmas weekend is for less wind and warmer with highs back up in the 70s. Today, we’re looking ahead to that.

On a different winter topic, The Patriot Post featured this Rick McKee cartoon with reference to the recently passed GOP Tax Reform:


The fine print disclaimer includes apologies to Dr. Seuss. :lol:


  1. Crotalus said,

    December 21, 2017 @ 17:46:24

    YAY!!! The sun starts to climb in the sky again!

  2. CapnBob said,

    December 21, 2017 @ 20:03:25

    Yep. Our hours of daylight today were under 10, but they will start getting longer. Unfortunately, the temperatures won’t start to climb for another couple of months.

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