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The Vernal Equinox was on March 20

Don Quilici

Monday, March 20, was the Vernal Equinox (AKA the first day of Spring).

Our days will continue to get longer and longer and warmer and warmer as we head steadily toward the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, which occurs June 21.

Then, beginning June 22, the days will slowly get shorter and shorter as we move back toward winter.

On March 20, Carson City had a high of 44 degrees and a low of 20. Sunrise was 6 a.m. and sunset was 6:10 p.m.

By comparison, on that same date of March 20:

Old Crow, Yukon had a high of 17 degrees and a low of -4 degrees.

Barrow, Alaska had a high of -8, a low of -12 and a wind-chill factor of -30 degrees.

Resolute, Canada had a high of -4 degrees, a low of -17 and a wind-chill of -38 degrees.

Eureka, Canada had a high of -29 and a low of -39.