You can give thanks to the winter solstice for this. Winter begins on Monday, Dec. 21st at 12:37pm. That’s the time of year when the sun’s rays are at their lowest angle, and the time of year when we get the least amount of daylight.
That means melting of the snow due to the sun’s direct rays will be as low as it gets.
Daytime highs and low well below average will also help to keep the snow around on shaded neighborhood streets, grassy surfaces and sledding hills for days to come!