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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
The weather has been odd to say the least this winter.
Above average temperatures....below average to non-existent snow.
Plays havoc with fragile economies as snow contractors, retailers of snow removal stuff and winter sports suffer.
Isn't good for the earth as we need the cold to kill off bugs, weeds and disease and a blanket of snow is a good protector.
Here in SE MIchigan, we've not needed to use a shovel once...I saw a flying insect [like a big mosquito] last week and this morning I saw a dandelion in bloom.
NOAA claims Winter is returning, and even perhaps wintry precipitation
And the 15-day forecast does seem to show a downward trend to more seasonal weather.
What is your winter experience, weather-wise?
Is this a midwest US phenomena?
And weather gurus has a reason for this in plain English
I can remember up and down extremes....longish periods of little to snow snow...but this year seems more...unusual...edit on Sun Jan 8 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: clarity
Originally posted by tetriswoooo
in aus last winter it was pretty much spring temp except for about 7 random days of cold so i doubt winter will be around for more than 5 years max