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Winter solstice happening next week, but does it mean it's the coldest day of the year?

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 10:43:09-05

CLEVELAND — Get ready for the shortest day of the year next week. On Monday, the winter solstice happens – which is the day with the shortest period of daylight, but that doesn't mean it's the coldest.

But did you know that even though it’s the day with the shortest amount of sunlight, it’s not the coldest day of the year?

It depends on where you live, but on average, the coldest day of the year usually happens between Dec. 1 and March 31.

The West Coast typically sees its coldest day of the year in December, while the East Coast sees it during January or February.

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