The Jersey Shore started 2018 with a cold spell that will not be soon forgotten. We've seen freezing rain, blizzard conditions and sub zero wind chills, and it's only the second week of January.

It makes sense then that thousands of Shore residents are already done with the winter of 2018 and have already started the countdown to warmth, sunshine and all the things we really love about the Jersey Shore.

So it stands to reason that we are starting to look toward summer, and with that in mind, we thought we'd provide you with a handy summer countdown tool. I will warn you in advance that the numbers in the countdown might make you feel worse before they make you feel better.

Here we go. It's a list of days to look forward to and exactly how many days we are away from each of them. I hope this helps.

First day of spring...70 days away

Memorial Day weekend...137 days away

First official day of summer...162 days

4th of July...176 days 

I know they all seem like they're a long time away, but they will all be here before you know it. Think of it this way. It's already been 47 days since Thanksgiving! see, time is flying! Alright, maybe not. Maybe this picture will help.

Lou Russo, Townsquare Media

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