The winter solstice is here, though the weather's no winter wonderland

tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 21, 2011 

You can't tell from this unseasonably warm holiday weather, but winter arrived this morning at 12:30 a.m. EST.

And with the arrival of the winter solstice, the hours of daylight slowly will begin to lengthen until spring comes at 1:14 a.m. EDT March 20, when night and day are equal.

The weather here in Georgia may seem a little too springlike, for Christmas: The high Wednesday was to be 71 degrees.

A chance of rain remains in the forecast through Christmas Day, keeping the weather relatively wet and warm, for late December: The high today's to be 76, the low 55; the high Friday's to be 67, the low 43; the high Saturday's to be 68, the low 46; the high Sunday's to be 56, the low 41.

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