“If Winter in Minnesota Starts Early, Does it End Early, Too??”
Not wanting to be the one to burst anyone’s bubble, there was really only one way to answer the question above, posed by the new neighbor who arrived here from Southern California this past Summer, about the duration of local winters:
“W-h-y, y-e-a-h . . . in fact, that’s exactly how it works. The earlier winter starts here, the earlier it usually finishes.” 😉
Her question was prompted by single digit temps the last few days — cold this time of year even for Minnesota.
P.S.: To paraphrase the Cal Tech slogan (“We may be small, but we’re slow”), Minnesota winters typically are brutally cold AND long . . .