The December and June curves for Kew are good examples of the ordinary nature of the difference between midwinter and midsummer.
At midwinter the 24-hour term is the largest, but near midsummer it is small compared to the 12-hour term.
The corn spirit is also said to be hiding in the barn till the corn is threshed, or it may be said to reappear at midwinter, when the farmer begins to think of his new year of labour and harvest.
In the winter of 1894 the California Midwinter International Exposition was held in Golden Gate Park.
In the midwinter month, it is the eastern half of the country that has strong temperature contrasts; the temperature gradients are twice as strong between New Orleans and Minneapolis as on the Pacific coast, and the contrast between Jacksonville, Fla., and Eastport, Me., is about the same as between San Diego, Cal., and the Aleutian Islands.