December 22, 2006
Today marks the Winter Solstice or first day of winter. This is the day when the Northern Hemisphere is farthest away from the sun making it the shortest day of the year and longest night. From this date until the Summer Solstice, the amount of daylight will continually get longer by a few minutes each day. As a kid growing up in Idaho, this date was meaningful as we could expect any snow that would fall from this point forward would probably stick around until March. In Arizona, it is not as important an event since we don’t get snow in the Phoenix area, at least not normally. I did hear one of the local sportscasters proclaim that it would be a cold day when the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl so I am guessing we might get snow that day.