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Saturday marks first day of winter, shortest day of year

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Updated: 12/21/2013 8:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saturday marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

The date is referred to as the Winter Solstice, even though winter is just beginning.

The sun will light up the sky for just over 10 hours before setting at 5:31 p.m.

For the next 6 months, the days will grow brighter as the sun stays visible longer.

Even though Saturday marks the first day of  winter, the Severe Weather Center anticipates temperatures will feel more like ofspring.

Read more about record high temperatures in the 80s in the Buresh Blog.

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Bill Fair - 12/21/2013 9:55 AM
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" the Severe Weather Center anticipates temperatures will feel more like ofspring." I always wondered what ofspring felt like.....
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