Is winter really over? (2023)

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Is winter really over? (1)

The last day of winter finally arrived on March 20th. For most of you in the field, that means contemplating putting away your winter coat and dreaming of running in shorts. Others, like me in California, are SO ready for the rains to end. The word of winter here in California was "river vibe," and boy I don't think I realized the rain could be that heavy.

When Spring arrives, it also means a lot more live events and action in the racing world. I'm heading to Paris this week for a women's race summit over the Paris Marathon weekend. I'll be interviewing some interesting guests for the podcast and sharing the whole experience on IG and TikTok. THEN I will be turning back shortly and joining the CITIUS team in Boston for the Boston Marathon. phew! All for the love of running.

Last week at More Than Running I finally had the chance to speak to Lauren Fleshman about her book Good For a Girl. If you haven't had a chance to read Good for a Girl, I recommend you do so before you listen to the episode because we're about to get started. After all, I only had about 40 minutes to connect with Lauren, which is pretty short for a podcast interview! I could chat with Lauren for hours on topics ranging from college training to body image to endorsements and more. Below is a small excerpt from our conversation.

Dana:What is the new way you plan to continue creating change for women in sport? These conversations are extremely important, but they can only go so far if you talk to the same people. What's next for you and how can we engage more people in these kinds of conversations about women in sport?

Lauren: „I have a few ideas. One thing I've been thinking about a lot is going through this trainer certification program to train people with female bodies. Like a safe sport.

Like what we did with Safe Sport and making sure I'd like to make it mandatory even if we can't make it mandatory. You could make it something that people are looking for, like the gluten-free or non-GMO symbol, or something that, once we raise awareness among athletes and their parents, says, hey, is this trainer certified?

Do you have this certificate? Or will they be completely clueless about these things?

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What I thought about as I ran this week: Moms do it!

Daylight Savings Time has been brutal for us morning runners, but last week I hit the Kezar Track and was the last person ready to roll for a 6:55am practice. Several groups worked, but the group that impressed me the most was the group of pregnant women who crushed 200 in the dark and rain. Damn, women are great.

Many professional track and field athletes have had babies in the past few weeks, including Kate Grace, Abbey Cooper, Elle Purrier, and more (Congratulations everyone!). In the prime of their sporting career, many women make important life decisions to expand their families. What may seem like a random baby boom likely involved intense decisions and conversations about the best window of opportunity to have a child near the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics so far, athletes are being celebrated for having a child and getting back to running instead of finishing a race like in the recent past.

As I approach 30, the big questions about the next stage of life start knocking at my door, and I'm so thankful to have strong moms in the racing world to look up to (although I still think racing with a stroller that's the hardest thing of all). I plan to have some new running moms on the More Than Running podcast soon to further expand on this topic. Leave any topic you want us to discuss in the comments!

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result of the week

The Olympic marathon trials are always an exciting event, full of energy and determination from every athlete trying to make the team. I've personally been working on improving my endurance for a half marathon and after seeing the results of the Trials of Miles Project 13.1 this weekend I'm feeling even more motivated to push myself and run a few more miles.

(Video) UAE Weather: Is this winter really the coldest one yet?

For those unfamiliar with Trials of Miles,Outdoor magazineIn 2021 we published a great profile of Dave Alfano and Cooper Knowlton, the talented team behind this exciting project. In just three years, Trials of Miles has created a tight-knit community through events like the annual Chase the Throne January group, course meets and now races for runners chasing coveted OTQ like Project 13.1. The women's mark of 1:12:00 and the men's mark of 1:03:00 show how challenging the new standards have become. While it can be difficult, I believe it's important that we continue to raise the bar of excellence for what the Olympic Trials represents: an opportunity to proudly represent Team USA.

Congratulations to all the athletes who broke the OTQ barrier this weekend and to everyone who participated and set personal bests. It's inspiring to see runners come together and push themselves to reach new heights.

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What I Hear - CITIUS MAG Podcast Network

This week on More Than Running I wanted to highlight my podcast colleagues on the CITIUS Mag Network. Since retiring from professional life following the 2021 Olympic Trials, I have had a warm welcome to the network and look forward to contributing more to this anus.

MAG podcast faster- The CITIUS MAG Podcast, hosted by Chris Chavez, is a classic and trusted source for insightful interviews and breaking news from the world of racing. Fun Fact: Chris' podcast was first introduced to me through my own performance in 2018 while raising funds for the Falmouth Road Race and Boston Children's Hospital.

from the blocks- Hosted by Katelyn Hutchinson and Jasmine Todd, it is the most popular podcast for all things sprinting and jumping. Each episode makes me smile and laugh as the charisma and wisdom of Katelyn and Jasmine shine through.

(Video) General Winter: Does Winter Really Always Favor Russia?

drive your mouth- Hosted by David Melly, this long-running podcast asks the questions you always wanted to know about runners. David's genuine love of running, vast knowledge and appreciation for his guests make this a must-do program.

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Gear Review: Top 5 Current Favorite Running Shorts

I am at an important stage in Marie Kondo's life. If something doesn't bring me joy, it has to go. This includes running clothes and shoes (although I'm not ready to tackle this project just yet). This week I took a good look at my running shorts and decided the best way to reduce the collection is to sort them. I bring you my 5 favorite running shorts - remember these are not my favorite spandex shorts as I have a completely different ranking for them!

  1. Nike Aeroswift- Really the most comfortable training pants. If you don't love a high slit, this isn't for you. I love the pleated back and how free I feel walking in it. I was given an original pair and bought a second pair in a lighter color.

  2. Brooks Chaser Corto de 3"- Winner of by far the most comfortable running shorts I own. The waistband is elastic and sits right on my hips. Brooks' website also has a bunch of great colors on sale right now, normally $60 and now $35, love it.

  3. The Free People Movement has two of my current favorites, theI'm going homeshort and thecurl short enough. Both are flirty, fun, lightweight, and come in fun colors that I find essential for mixing up my running basics. Both pairs are my favorite shorts.

    (Video) Here’s How Bad This Winter Will Actually Be (2022-23)

  4. Lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts- Lulu has always been my go-to for quality and the price is worth the investment as these shorts won't wear out. I love my Hotty Hotts and after being on Lulu's site for far too long there is so much more I would love to try.

  5. Tracker Van CortlandShort - These shorts are perfectly vintage in the most comfortable way. Knowing that I prefer a more classic, less sporty neon look, I always gravitate toward Tracksmith. The Van Cortland Short is a short with a fun retro look that I love.

If you liked the newsletter, subscribe and forward it to a friend! I've got plenty of exciting running action in the More Than Running universe and I'm ready to take you on the ride. See you next time - Dana


Is winter weather becoming more extreme? ›

Key Takeaways. Winters around the world are warming. But this warming does not necessarily mean an end to traditional winter weather in many places – at least not yet. Extreme precipitation events – including major winter snowstorms and lake-effect snow events – are becoming more common because of climate change.

Are winters getting worse? ›

According to Climate Central, in the last half-century, winters in the U.S. have warmed an average of 3 degrees, with some northern states warming as much as 5 degrees. But at the same time, global warming can cause winters to be colder and more severe.

Is it possible for it to be too cold to snow explain your answer? ›

No, it cannot be too cold to snow. Snow can only form when there's moisture in the air, and while cold air holds less moisture than warm air, there are still certain conditions that can generate snowfall at extremely low temperatures.

Does winter have a purpose? ›

Winter is good for the world around us. Many plants need shorter days and low temperatures to become dormant. This way plants can store up energy for new growth. If a fruit tree doesn't have enough chilling time, it will produce fewer, weaker buds.

Are winters getting hotter or colder? ›

Across 238 locations surveyed by Climate Base, winters have warmed by 3.3°F on average since 1970.

Is the world getting hotter or colder? ›

Earth's temperature has risen by an average of 0.14° Fahrenheit (0.08° Celsius) per decade since 1880, or about 2° F in total. The rate of warming since 1981 is more than twice as fast: 0.32° F (0.18° C) per decade.

Are winters getting warmer and warmer? ›

Why is winter warming so fast? The more greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and methane, the warmer our world gets. Globally, the fastest warming occurs in colder regions, during colder seasons and colder times of the day.

Why is it so warm in january 2023? ›

Why was it so warm? While January 2023 may be most remembered for the ceaseless deluge of rain that eased California's drought conditions, the same jet stream configuration also flooded the United States with mild, Pacific air.

Does global warming cause worse winters? ›

No. Scientists say that severe winter weather is still to be expected from time to time. That kind of weather happens even during a long-term warming trend for the planet.

Can it snow at 40 degrees? ›

However, it can snow with ground temperatures in the upper 30s -- or, in rare cases, even well into the 40s -- if the warm layer is very thin, with temperatures quickly dropping below freezing with minimal elevation.

What temperature is too hot for snow? ›

In order for the surface precipitation type to be snow, the atmospheric temperature (dashed red line in Figure 1) must be at or below 32°F (0°C) to ensure that no melting occurs. However, there are other special circumstances when snow can occur at the surface despite the entire atmosphere not being below freezing.

Does snow get colder than 32? ›

Actually, the temperature of snow on the ground is about the same as the temperature of the air unless the air is warmer than 32 degrees. Snow is ice and cannot be warmer than 32 degrees without melting.

Is winter good for the Earth? ›

Cold weather completes the cycle of dormancy or deep sleep. During dormancy, plants hold their energy in reserves, ready for action in spring. Soil texture and structure improves after a period of deep freeze, resulting in improved drainage.

Who created winter? ›

Hades tricked Persephone into eating the food of the dead, so Zeus decreed that she spend six months with Demeter and six months with Hades. During the time her daughter is with Hades, Demeter became depressed and caused winter.

Can winter exist without snow? ›

In most places, winter doesn't feel complete without snowfall. Many of us look forward to a white Christmas, and our kids look forward to snow days and sledding. But what happens when the snow stops? Experts say we could see snowless winters as early as 2040.

What is the warmest winter on record? ›

We are moving through a warm winter to this point in Youngstown, Ohio. The average temperature is close to 34°F through the middle of January.
Top Ten warmest winters on record in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Does global warming mean it's warming everywhere? ›

As the maps show, global warming does not mean temperatures rise everywhere at every time by same rate. Temperatures might rise 5 degrees in one region and drop 2 degrees in another.

Are winters becoming shorter? ›

Between 1952 and 2011, the last year included in the study, winter was three days shorter, from 76 days to 73. Summer is now 17 days longer, totaling 95 days. Spring and autumn are shorter as well.

How hot will it be in 2050? ›

They predict that in three decades, more than 100 million Americans will live in an “extreme heat belt” where at least one day a year, the heat index temperature will exceed 125° Fahrenheit (52° Celsius) — the top level of the National Weather Service's heat index, or the extreme danger level.

How hot will the Earth be in 2030? ›

The study, published Jan. 30 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides new evidence that global warming is on track to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial averages in the early 2030s, regardless of how much greenhouse gas emissions rise or fall in the coming decade.

Is 2023 the hottest year? ›

That suggests that 2023 will be warmer than 2022 and among the hottest years on record. Barring an unforeseen event like a major volcanic eruption, that would make 2014 through 2023 the 10 hottest years ever recorded.

Will there be an El Niño in 2023? ›

BRUSSELS, April 20 (Reuters) - The world could breach a new average temperature record in 2023 or 2024, fuelled by climate change and the anticipated return of the El Nino weather phenomenon, climate scientists say.

Will winter be colder in the future? ›

Winter will be colder than normal, on average, with the coldest periods in late November, early December, early to mid-January, and mid- to late February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above average in the east and below average in the west.

Why has this winter been so mild? ›

Winters in the southern U.S. and along the East Coast tend to be warmer during La Niña years due to global upper-atmospheric wind patterns. The jet stream, an upper-level wind where the warmer air to the south and the colder air to the north separate, is typically located north of Baltimore.

What will be the hottest day in 2023? ›

U.S. Summer is slowly reaching its peak, and so is everyone's patience with the weather. Hot Enough For Ya Day, celebrated on July 23, is a way to make light of the balmy and muggy heat.
Hot Enough For Ya Day dates.
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Is 2023 the hottest winter? ›

December 2022–February 2023 was also the Northern Hemisphere's fifth-warmest meteorological winter and the Southern Hemisphere's 10th-warmest meteorological summer on record, tied with 2003 and 2006.

What parts of the world are getting colder? ›

It's a strange tale of two hemispheres. New research shows the Pacific hemisphere is losing heat faster than the African hemisphere. The heat is from Earth's molten interior, which causes continental drift.

Can we stop global warming? ›

Yes. While we cannot stop global warming overnight, we can slow the rate and limit the amount of global warming by reducing human emissions of heat-trapping gases and soot (“black carbon”).

Are summers getting hotter? ›

Global warming is driving the shift to hotter summers, experts say, but urban growth is also to blame. The three fastest-warming cities — Reno, Las Vegas and Boise — are expanding outward.

Has it ever snowed in Florida? ›

Snow flurries are reported in the air as far south as Fort Pierce. December 25, 2004: Locations along the Florida Panhandle receive a dusting of snow. November 21, 2006: An eastward-moving weather system produces a very light dusting and snowflakes in central Florida.

Did it ever snow in Miami? ›

On this day in 1977, it snowed in Miami for the first time in recorded history. Flashback: 46 years ago, snow flurries fell across Miami-Dade and Broward counties — as far south as Homestead and even on Miami Beach.

Has it ever snowed at 60 degrees? ›

Can it snow when it's 60 degrees? Snowflakes can survive about a 1,000-foot fall in an above-freezing environment before melting. Snow has actually reached the ground on days with temperatures in the 50s, but it would take extraordinary circumstances for it to snow with temps in the 60s.

What is a fear of snow called? ›

Chionophobia is an intense fear of snow. People with chionophobia have an extreme reaction to snow or wintry weather. Even the thought of a light snowfall can cause severe anxiety. The word chionophobia comes from the Greek word for snow (chióni). This phobia can have a significant impact on everyday life.

Can snow stick if it's above freezing? ›

If the temperature is at freezing point or below, the snow will stick. Any warmer and it will melt.

How cold does it have to be to see your breath? ›

How cold does it need to be to see your breath? There isn't an exact temperature at which condensation occurs, as there are other factors in the environment that are involved (like humidity). However, you'll usually be able to see your breath when it gets to 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below.

Does salt make ice colder? ›

Salt Lowers the Temperature of Ice Water. When you add salt to ice (which always has an outer film of water, so it's technically ice water), the temperature can drop from freezing or 0 °C to as low as -21 °C. That's a big difference!

What is the coldest ice called? ›

Dry ice sublimates at 194.7 K (−78.5 °C; −109.2 °F) at Earth atmospheric pressure. This extreme cold makes the solid dangerous to handle without protection from frostbite injury.

How cold is an ice bath? ›

Water turns to ice at 0 degrees Celsius / 32 degrees Fahrenheit. For an ice bath, the water should be around 10-15 degrees Celsius (around 50-60 Fahrenheit). This usually takes around 10 minutes to achieve if using a 3:1 water to ice ratio, or instantly if it is just ice in the tub.

Are people happier in winter? ›

But, research goes and proves that the colder you are, the happier you are. Low temperatures increase happiness and reduce tiredness and stress, whereas hot temperatures make you more exhausted and decrease happiness. That is why you should embrace the cold and add more of it into your life.

What if Earth had no winter? ›

We would still have different weather conditions across the face of the Earth, but at any point on the surface the weather would always be the same (no more seasons!). The regions near the equator would enjoy a constant, steady level of sunlight, much as they do today.

Will Earth ever get colder? ›

The natural cycle that one sees in Figure 1 would continue, and we would expect the Earth's temperature to decrease over time, ending in a glacial period about 80,000 years from now. However, we are disrupting the natural cycle. Figure 3 (below) shows CO₂ in the atmosphere over the last 800,000 years.

What's the shortest day of the year called? ›

The winter solstice occurs in December, and in the northern hemisphere the date marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year. That is why it is known as the shortest day of the year, or the longest night of the year.

What does winter 2023 mean? ›

Winter 2023 starts on Friday, December 22, 2023 (in 247 days) and ends on Wednesday, March 20th 2024 (in 336 days). Calendar for 2023.

Why does winter start so late? ›

Because the Earth doesn't take exactly 365 days to travel around the Sun each year, the days that equinoxes and solstices fall on vary slightly year-to-year. Still, they typically take place around March 21 (spring equinox), June 21 (summer solstice), September 22 (autumnal equinox), and December 22 (winter solstice).

Will snow eventually melt? ›

Snow, which is a frozen (solid) form of water, melts when it gets warmer than 32º F. When the Sun shines and warms the Earth, snow begins to melt and turn into runoff. Runoff can seep into the ground, where it's used to help plants grow.

What climate has no true winter? ›

Tropical moist climates: all months have an average temperatue above 18 C (64 F) - no real winter season.

What will happen if it stops snowing? ›

According to a new climate model in which researchers imagined a world without snow, not only would global temperatures rise but, bizarrely, the amount of permanently frozen land in the world would also go up.

Is weather really getting more severe? ›

A new report finds that human-caused climate change made the floods about twice as likely. Climate change is causing the weather around the world to get more extreme, and scientists are increasingly able to pinpoint exactly how the weather is changing as the Earth heats up.

Why is it getting hotter in the winter? ›

Why is winter warming so fast? The more greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and methane, the warmer our world gets. Globally, the fastest warming occurs in colder regions, during colder seasons and colder times of the day.

Will the climate ever get better? ›

If energy transformations continue and technologies such as carbon sequestration become viable, climate models suggest global warming could eventually reverse, bringing temperatures back down close to 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels.

What is the percentage of weather being wrong? ›

The Short Answer: A seven-day forecast can accurately predict the weather about 80 percent of the time and a five-day forecast can accurately predict the weather approximately 90 percent of the time. However, a 10-day—or longer—forecast is only right about half the time.

How bad is global warming? ›

Global warming can result in many serious alterations to the environment, eventually impacting human health. It can also cause a rise in sea level, leading to the loss of coastal land, a change in precipitation patterns, increased risks of droughts and floods, and threats to biodiversity.

Are winters getting shorter? ›

Between 1952 and 2011, the last year included in the study, winter was three days shorter, from 76 days to 73. Summer is now 17 days longer, totaling 95 days. Spring and autumn are shorter as well.

Will global warming stop snow? ›

In general, a warmer climate causes more of this precipitation to fall in the form of rain instead of snow. Some places, however, could see more snowfall if temperatures rise but still remain below the freezing point, or if storm tracks change.

Why doesn t it snow as much anymore? ›

This change in snowfall is a result of climate change and global warming. Global warming, the increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere, is caused by massive amounts of carbon emissions. These emissions come from the mass burning of fossil fuels, even including our everyday activities like driving a car.

What will the temperature be in 2050? ›

Since 1880, average global temperatures have increased by about 1 degrees Celsius (1.7° degrees Fahrenheit). Global temperature is projected to warm by about 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7° degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050 and 2-4 degrees Celsius (3.6-7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100.

What month will be the coldest? ›

For the Northern Hemisphere, the months of January and February are typically the coldest.

What is the climate prediction for 2023? ›

The January 2023 climate outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center favors a wetter-than-average month out West, and across the Great Lakes, with odds tilted towards a warmer-than-average month for the eastern U.S..

Is 2023 warmest winter on record? ›

December 2022–February 2023 was also the Northern Hemisphere's fifth-warmest meteorological winter and the Southern Hemisphere's 10th-warmest meteorological summer on record, tied with 2003 and 2006.

Will climate change get worse in 2023? ›

According to NCEI's Global Annual Temperature Outlook, it is virtually certain (> 99.0%) that the year 2023 will rank among the 10-warmest years on record.


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