Why is it that winters here in Maine always feel so much longer than the summers?

Well, the first reason is because they are! (not kidding!) It's colder for longer here each year than it is hot. Combine that with the time change coming up next week, and it just feels cold and dark a lot longer than it's light and warm. There's actually some science behind this, but who cares about that, right?

If we had to show what the year here in Maine feels like, it would probably look something like this: