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Astronomical start of winter to arrive with no snow in forecast

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FARGO - You wouldn't know if by looking at the brown ground outside, but the astronomical start of winter arrives tonight.

The winter solstice will occur at 11:30 p.m., marking the shortest daylight period of the year for locations in the northern hemisphere, the National Weather Service says.

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After today, the daylight period will increase each day until reaching its maximum again at the summer solstice in June.

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