Why is there so much static electricity in the winter?

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asked Jan 25 in Weather by tshaw898 (300 points)
Why is there so much static electricity in the winter?

Why are we more prone to getting shocked by static electricity during the winter months?

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answered Jan 26 by Adf289 (28,440 points)
In the winter months the air is much drier than in the spring and summer and this dry air causes static buildup on things which gives us shocks from the static electricity.

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