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Why do they call it "an Indian Summer?" Even in the Netherlands!

We suddenly were hit with 80 Degree weather, some places hotter. When a new flash says, "We having an Indian Summer." Where did that get started from?


Asked by Prayerpartner at 6:42 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Travel

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    In some regions of the south-eastern United States, 'Indian summer' is colloquially used to describe the hottest times of the year, typically in late July or August. But in the South, as elsewhere in the US, this period is more commonly known as the dog days, in reference to the position of Sirius, the 'Dog Star' and brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere, alongside the sun. In the desert Southwestern United States, where frost is rare, the term is sometimes used to refer to a brief period of hot dry weather which occurs after the hottest months and before the onset of winter rains, typically in October or November. It may also be used to refer to any unseasonably warm weather during the first few weeks of the rainy season, before the approach of spring

    Answer by _Tam_ at 4:21 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • nooo idea I don't hear it much here in the south...we're still having 90+ degree weather..but i think its cooling this week since its been raining so much ;]

    Answer by Mortiferouslatt at 9:24 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

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