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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Freezing Saddles always ends on my birthday
    One of these things is easier to change than the other. Just saying....

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    And in 2020, the next leap year, we will be confronted with the same question. Winter ends at something like 11:30 p.m. on March 19th in 2020. However, because it's a leap year, we could end on March 18th and still have 78 days of freezing saddles.
    For now, I propose we continue to keep all of freezing saddles in winter time, without any leaking into spring. At least for 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    And in 2020, the next leap year, we will be confronted with the same question. Winter ends at something like 11:30 p.m. on March 19th in 2020. However, because it's a leap year, we could end on March 18th and still have 78 days of freezing saddles.
    For now, I propose we continue to keep all of freezing saddles in winter time, without any leaking into spring. At least for 2018.

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    What, we should do this without 20 pages of arguing first? (I've actually already asked Henry to change it.)

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    This arbitrary argument requires at least 30 pages of posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    This arbitrary argument requires at least 30 pages of posts.
    Thank you! I was thinking this forum had lost all sense of tradition!

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    Starting Tuesday/Wednesday, 11/28-11/29, our extended weather forecast for the Frankfurt area has overnight lows below freezing and a couple days with snow showers. I have to change a tube on the Pugsley, I think I'll go ahead and mount the studded Dillingers and head for the Taunus to play in the snow that may actually accumulate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Well, research on this has left me more confused than before. This claims that spring began on March 19, not March 20, in 2016--which would mean that the last day of winter should have been March 18. But the last day of FS 2016 was definitely March 19, not March 18.
    No, we've been correctly ending FS all along: at midnight on the last full day of winter. (Your reference, I believe, failed to take new DST into account, which was changed in 2005, effective 2007.)
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    Note that the equinox comes a little less than 6 hours later each year, but then moves back about 18:45 hours in leap years. We can start a thread now for debating how to end FS in 2020...or we can wait until fall of 2019.
    Last edited by Steve O; 11-25-2017 at 09:41 PM. Reason: maths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    We can start a thread now for debating how to end FS in 2020...or we can wait until fall of 2019.
    I am inclined to postpone that decision as long as humanly possible.

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