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** While at not those extremes, spring weather is so fickle that in Spain you can pass in just a couple of days from a warm, sunny weather to other not only cold and cloudy, but also with snow at levels that are seen tipically during winter cold waves, and not only in March of April but also in May, and even June[[note]]In such a case in May 2013, Madrid with just 9ºC was said to be ''the coldest capital of the planet''[[/note]].

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** While at not those extremes, spring weather is so fickle that in Spain you can pass in just a couple of days from a warm, sunny weather to other not only more or less cold and cloudy, but also with snow at levels that are seen tipically during winter cold waves, and not only in March of April but also in May, and even albeit at lesser extremes in June[[note]]In such a case case, in mid May of 2013, Madrid with just 9ºC was said to be ''the coldest capital of the planet''[[/note]].
17th Jun '16 4:00:27 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** While at not those extremes, spring weather is so fickle that in Spain you can pass in just a couple of days from a warm, sunny weather to other not only cold and cloudy, but also with snow at levels that are seen tipically during winter cold waves, and not only in March of April but also in May, and even June[[note]]In such a case in May 2013, Madrid with just 9ºC was said to be ''the coldest capital of the planet''[[/note]].
24th Mar '16 5:00:24 PM StFan
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* OlderThanFeudalism. The Greek/Roman myth about the seasons of the year includes this as Hades kidnapped his wife-to-be Persephone from the Olympus and that results in the advent of winter (later they make a deal and the normal seasoning begins)
* There's also Fimbulvetr in Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.
* Groundhog Day. If the groundhog sees his shadow, then that's six more weeks of winter. But if there's no shadow, that's supposed to mean that winter will end early. So naturally it follows that if winter doesn't soon end, then that means spring is late.
* In Scottish myth, The Cailleach controls winter. On February 1, she decides how much longer she wants it to last. If the weather is pleasant, she is gathering enough firewood for an extended winter. If it is miserable, she doesn't need the firewood because she is going to allow Bridgid to start spring early.

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* In-universe in the film ''{{Franklin}} and the Green Knight'', in which everyone knows the tale of a Green Knight (a frog) and his faithful squire who set out to bring Spring to their land after an overly long winter.


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* OlderThanFeudalism. The Greek/Roman myth about the seasons of the year includes this as Hades kidnapped his wife-to-be Persephone from the Olympus and In ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'' it is found that results in the advent of winter (later they make a deal and the normal seasoning begins)
* There's also Fimbulvetr in Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.
* Groundhog Day. If the groundhog sees his shadow, then that's six more weeks of winter. But if there's no shadow, that's supposed to mean that winter will end early. So naturally it follows that if winter doesn't soon end, then that means
spring is late.
* In Scottish myth, The Cailleach controls winter. On February 1, she decides how much longer she wants it
brought about by "The Imps Of Spring". One story has Rupert shrink to last. If small size (thanks to some magic seeds) find their hideout and wake all of them up to tell them they've overslept (it is March and the weather is pleasant, she is gathering enough firewood still wintry).
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* In the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]]'' movie, the season are changed by the Neverland Fairies, and when the preparations
for an extended winter. If it is miserable, she doesn't need Spring are upset, the firewood because she is going ministers discuss delaying Spring, but come to allow Bridgid the conclusion that Spring has to start happen on time in order to preserve the balance of nature.
* While the first ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' film showed fairies changing
spring early.

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to summer to fall and to winter, a segment featuring a fairy changing winter to spring did not show up until the film ''{{Franklin}} sequel released 60 years later.
* The biggest theme of ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}
and the Green Knight'', in which everyone knows the tale of other than that Franklin's family is expecting a Green Knight (a frog) and his faithful squire who set out to bring new member. "Wake up, Spring to their land after an overly long winter.


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where are you? Wake up! Come on Spring, let's have some fun! ... Spring, come out, now don't be shy. Oh, Springtime, can't you even try?"
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* ''Earth 2'' had a really loony example - spring was late on the colony planet because nature itself needed to be fertilized. Never mind axial tilts or that kind of garbage.

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* ''Earth 2'' had a really loony example - -- spring was is late on the colony planet because nature itself needed to be fertilized. Never mind axial tilts or that kind of garbage.

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* In ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'' it is found that spring is brought about by "The Imps Of Spring". One story has Rupert shrink to small size (thanks to some magic seeds) find their hideout and wake all of them up to tell them they've overslept (it is March and the weather is still wintry).
** In the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' cartoon, the imps make an appearance there as well, only brought up to Rupert's size and [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]]. The imps are supposed to use a staff to turn winter into spring, but a trainee Rupert meets refuses, saying she would rather use a mechanical contraption named a "spring machine". Raggerty meanwhile decides to sabotage all of these attempts as spring makes him itch. He gets thwarted. Eventually.

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* Residents of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Vorostokov]], one of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'''s harsher inhabited domains, have been waiting for a ''proper'' Spring for a couple of decades now. At best, the rate of snowfall decreases temporarily, and a few above-freezing days each summer keep the accumulation from turning villages into glaciers, but actual ''thaws'' are unknown.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': One of the example plot hooks in the TabletopGame/EpicLevelHandbook is about a xixecal (essentially a demigod of ice who looks like a giant, humanoid glacier) who is preventing a particularly harsh winter from ending.

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* In ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'' it is found OlderThanFeudalism. The Greek/Roman myth about the seasons of the year includes this as Hades kidnapped his wife-to-be Persephone from the Olympus and that results in the advent of winter (later they make a deal and the normal seasoning begins)
* There's also Fimbulvetr in Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.
* Groundhog Day. If the groundhog sees his shadow, then that's six more weeks of winter. But if there's no shadow, that's supposed to mean that winter will end early. So naturally it follows that if winter doesn't soon end, then that means
spring is brought about by "The Imps Of Spring". One story has Rupert shrink late.
* In Scottish myth, The Cailleach controls winter. On February 1, she decides how much longer she wants it
to small size (thanks to some magic seeds) find their hideout and wake all of them up to tell them they've overslept (it is March and last. If the weather is still wintry).
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pleasant, she is gathering enough firewood for an extended winter. If it is miserable, she doesn't need the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' cartoon, the imps make an appearance there as well, only brought up to Rupert's size and [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]]. The imps are supposed to use a staff to turn winter into spring, but a trainee Rupert meets refuses, saying firewood because she would rather use a mechanical contraption named a "spring machine". Raggerty meanwhile decides is going to sabotage all of these attempts as allow Bridgid to start spring makes him itch. He gets thwarted. Eventually.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Residents of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Vorostokov]], Vorostokov, one of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'''s harsher inhabited domains, have been waiting for a ''proper'' Spring for a couple of decades now. At best, the rate of snowfall decreases temporarily, and a few above-freezing days each summer keep the accumulation from turning villages into glaciers, but actual ''thaws'' are unknown.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': ** One of the example plot hooks in the TabletopGame/EpicLevelHandbook is about a xixecal (essentially a demigod of ice who looks like a giant, humanoid glacier) who is preventing a particularly harsh winter from ending.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]]'' movie, the season are changed by the Neverland Fairies, and when the preparations for Spring are upset, the ministers discuss delaying Spring, but come to the conclusion that Spring has to happen on time in order to preserve the balance of nature.
* Similar to the example in literature, the 2003 DVD ''Spring for StrawberryShortcake'' starts when there's still snow on the ground on the first day of Spring, so Strawberry and her friends go out to find it. They end up finding the young girl Spring who would rather keep playing in Winter's snow than bring Spring to the world, but they convince her to do her job.
* This is also the motivating crisis behind ''RainbowBrite and the Star Stealer''; the villain's attempt to steal the "diamond planet" Spectra prevents spring from occurring on Earth. Somehow.
* [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows Weather and the seasons are created manually]] in the world of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which means that everyone has to chip in and clear away all the remnants of Winter on the day before Spring. In the episode "Winter Wrap Up," we learn that Ponyville has been late bringing in Spring these past few years, but the only consequence appears to be embarrassment on the part of the citizens of Ponyville. But thanks to Twilight Sparkle, they are able to bring in Spring on time.
* The biggest theme of ''{{Franklin}} and the Green Knight'', other than that Franklin's family is expecting a new member. "Wake up, Spring where are you? Wake up! Come on Spring, let's have some fun! ... Spring, come out, now don't be shy. Oh, Springtime, can't you even try?"
* With a twist in "Angelina's Spring Fling" on ''AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps''. The characters know perfectly well that there's nothing they can do to stop it from being cold and snowy outside. So, instead, they decide to try to create a bit of spring inside by doing things such as pretending to play baseball, painting Easter eggs and playing a CD of [[StandardSnippet Vivaldi's "Spring."]]
* At the end of the [[SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] ''Winter'', the groundhog character, who is said to predict the changing of the seasons, is hoping that the sky will turn cloudy that day, signaling the end of winter. Unfortunately for him the clouds clear up, revealing a sunny sky, and as a result the groundhog turns around and sees his shadow, frightening him back into his burrow, implying that winter will continue. Interestingly enough, although this short is preceded by two other shorts titled ''Summer'' and ''Autumn'', respectively, there is no follow-up short called ''Spring'' at all!.
* While the first ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}'' film showed fairies changing spring to summer to fall and to winter, a segment featuring a fairy changing winter to spring did not show up until the sequel released 60 years later.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]]'' movie, '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' cartoon, the season imps (see Comic Strips above) make an appearance there as well, only brought up to Rupert's size and [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]]. The imps are changed by the Neverland Fairies, and when the preparations for Spring are upset, the ministers discuss delaying Spring, supposed to use a staff to turn winter into spring, but come a trainee Rupert meets refuses, saying she would rather use a mechanical contraption named a "spring machine". Raggerty meanwhile decides to the conclusion that Spring has to happen on time in order to preserve the balance sabotage all of nature.
these attempts as spring makes him itch. He gets thwarted. Eventually.
* Similar to the example in literature, the 2003 DVD ''Spring for StrawberryShortcake'' WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' starts when there's still snow on the ground on the first day of Spring, so Strawberry and her friends go out to find it. They end up finding the young girl Spring who would rather keep playing in Winter's snow than bring Spring to the world, but they convince her to do her job.
* This is also the motivating crisis behind ''RainbowBrite ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite and the Star Stealer''; the villain's attempt to steal the "diamond planet" Spectra prevents spring from occurring on Earth. Somehow.
* [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows Weather and the seasons are created manually]] in the world of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which means that everyone has to chip in and clear away all the remnants of Winter on the day before Spring. In the episode "Winter Wrap Up," Up", we learn that Ponyville has been late bringing in Spring these past few years, but the only consequence appears to be embarrassment on the part of the citizens of Ponyville. But thanks to Twilight Sparkle, they are able to bring in Spring on time.
* The biggest theme of ''{{Franklin}} and the Green Knight'', other than that Franklin's family is expecting a new member. "Wake up, Spring where are you? Wake up! Come on Spring, let's have some fun! ... Spring, come out, now don't be shy. Oh, Springtime, can't you even try?"
* With a twist in "Angelina's Spring Fling" on ''AngelinaBallerina: ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps''. The characters know perfectly well that there's nothing they can do to stop it from being cold and snowy outside. So, instead, they decide to try to create a bit of spring inside by doing things such as pretending to play baseball, painting Easter eggs and playing a CD of [[StandardSnippet Vivaldi's "Spring."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'': At the end of the [[SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] ''Winter'', "Winter", the groundhog character, who is said to predict the changing of the seasons, is hoping that the sky will turn cloudy that day, signaling the end of winter. Unfortunately for him the clouds clear up, revealing a sunny sky, and as a result the groundhog turns around and sees his shadow, frightening him back into his burrow, implying that winter will continue. Interestingly enough, although this short is preceded by two other shorts titled ''Summer'' and ''Autumn'', respectively, there is no follow-up short called ''Spring'' at all!.
* While the first ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}'' film showed fairies changing spring to summer to fall and to winter, a segment featuring a fairy changing winter to spring did not show up until the sequel released 60 years later.
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23rd Mar '16 6:14:04 AM Maniago
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* ''{{ComicBook/Asterix}}'': one of the short stories from ''Asterix and the Class Act'' uses the 'something happened to the creatures responsible for changing the seasons' variation; Asterix and Obelix find the anthropomorphic personification of Spring unconscious in the woods, having been ambushed by his rival Winter. They give him some magic potion to help even the odds.
1st Feb '16 6:22:03 PM nombretomado
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* In TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the lengthening of winter is a sign of the growing power of the BigBad Storm King and plays a key plot point in Binabik's character arc, as his people view it as a sign of his betrayal of his shamanistic duties until they are convinced that it's really the Storm King's doing.

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* In TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the lengthening of winter is a sign of the growing power of the BigBad Storm King and plays a key plot point in Binabik's character arc, as his people view it as a sign of his betrayal of his shamanistic duties until they are convinced that it's really the Storm King's doing.
25th Dec '15 4:20:06 PM eroock
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23rd Sep '15 4:31:24 PM nombretomado
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* There's also Fimbulvetr in NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.

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* There's also Fimbulvetr in NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.
19th Sep '15 12:27:38 PM eroock
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-->--'''"Spring Will be a Little Late This Year"''' by Frank Loesser

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-->--'''"Spring -->-- "Spring Will be a Little Late This Year"''' Year" by Frank Loesser
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': One of the example plot hooks in the EpicLevelsHandbook is about a xixecal (essentially a demigod of ice who looks like a giant, humanoid glacier) who is preventing a particularly harsh winter from ending.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': One of the example plot hooks in the EpicLevelsHandbook TabletopGame/EpicLevelHandbook is about a xixecal (essentially a demigod of ice who looks like a giant, humanoid glacier) who is preventing a particularly harsh winter from ending.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Perfect Cherry Blossom]]'': Spring is very late, because someone is stealing it in order to make a [[SealedEvilInACan certain tree]] to bloom.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Perfect Cherry Blossom]]'': Spring is very late, because someone is stealing it in order to make a [[SealedEvilInACan certain tree]] to bloom.
9th Jul '15 10:48:34 PM triton
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* OlderThanFeudalism. The Greek/Roman myth about the seasons of the year includes this as Hades kidnapped his wife-to-be Persephone from the Olympus and that results in the advent of winter (later they make a deal and the normal seasoning begins). [[note]]Note that originally the kidnapping caused a period of eternal ''summer'': summer in the area around the Mediterranean is scorching and nasty, and winter comes as a welcome respite, rather than the temperate standard of winter being the lifeless season of cold and summer being a welcome respite of sun and clear skies. The idea that winter came when Persephone was with Hades came about when the myth moved north, and between explaining why having an eternal summer was bad and just switching it to winter, the latter was easier.[[/note]]

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* OlderThanFeudalism. The Greek/Roman myth about the seasons of the year includes this as Hades kidnapped his wife-to-be Persephone from the Olympus and that results in the advent of winter (later they make a deal and the normal seasoning begins). [[note]]Note that originally the kidnapping caused a period of eternal ''summer'': summer in the area around the Mediterranean is scorching and nasty, and winter comes as a welcome respite, rather than the temperate standard of winter being the lifeless season of cold and summer being a welcome respite of sun and clear skies. The idea that winter came when Persephone was with Hades came about when the myth moved north, and between explaining why having an eternal summer was bad and just switching it to winter, the latter was easier.[[/note]]begins)
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