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Spring has sprung

The votes boldly state: You're glad winter's OVER

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:18 PM - As of 12:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, spring has officially sprung! Birds are chirping, snow is melting and all signs point to extended warming days ahead. Not so fast. Spring is often a temperamental season and this one looks to have a "particularly volatile mood."

Likely not the news you were hoping for, especially after a clear indication that most of you are done with winter.

When asked in a Weather Network poll on Monday, what was the BEST thing about winter 2018, nearly 60 percent of those who voted said: "The day it's over." That beat out, by a long shot, other options including a White Christmas and outdoor activities.

As much of Canada will continue to struggle to maintain any consistent warm weather through April, spring for the most part will be delayed, but not fully denied. So there IS hope. Get the full spring breakdown here.

Spring is NOT always on March 20

For 2018, the Spring Equinox takes place on March 20, but this date is not a definite thing. Some years the Spring Equinox has been March 19 and others, March 21. As Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern explains in the video below, the different seasons are caused by the Earth rotating around the sun with certain areas tilted towards the sun while other parts are tilted away.

MUST SEE: Why 'equal day and night' is wrong, the Spring equinox explained, click play to watch

Will this prolonged wintry weather affect those with SAD?

Sad, or seasonal affective disorder is often a misunderstood form of depression. The lack of daylight experienced during the winter months can have a profound impact on mental health. With a sluggish start to spring across the country this year, be sure to take the necessary steps to aid with this highly treatable disease. 

WATCH BELOW: A misunderstood form of depression and its link to weather

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