This has been the strangest winter

United States
March 16, 2012 12:06pm CST
I do not believe that I have ever seen such a strange winter as I have seen this year. No snow in November. Three inches in December that melted in 3 days. Three inches in January that melted in 3 days and approximately 3 inches in February that melted in 3 days. One Thunderstorm in December, one in January and one in February. Temperatures have been so mild and never even dropped below zero. It has reached 70 degrees for the past two weeks and there have been so many tornadoes in just a one week period. Very strange.
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@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
16 Mar 12
We had very strange winter as well this year. I'm in central Europe and we usually have cold winters, but not like this. December and january were very mild, then it turned so cold for a few weeks that we didn't have for many decades and wasn't prepared for. I wonder what the real cause of this weather change is.
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• United States
17 Mar 12
Some people say it is due to global warming. I personally believe that the earth is shifting on its axis and this is what is causing this strange weather.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
17 Mar 12
I tend to believe in polar shifting too. Some people say it is already happening, and actually it would explain all these changes.
• United States
17 Mar 12
There has alsop been some talk of an astroid passing several thousand miles from the earth and there is a magnetic pull which is causing the earth to shift.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
16 Mar 12
No snow in the winter is not uncommon, it has to below freezing temperature and enough rain fall or humidity in the air for the snow to form. This time of the year, not having snow is indeed quite nice and consider pleasant to me.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Mar 12
hi lampar you are always so positive its nice to see you again. hugs from hatley.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
17 Mar 12
Hi, Hatley! I am a positive person, always look at the bright side and remain optimistic in my outlook on life. What you see is what you get, Thank for the hug. Dear!
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
16 Mar 12
The storms are what bother me, so I am going to be one of those people who will take advantage of the situation and set appointments for replacing roofs, siding and windows! What will bother me is based on our states revenue. Both sides of my family are still farming. Minnesota's revenue for the most part comes from agriculture. I am constantly paying attention to the crop situation and crop results. Last year we had a good year so farmers could stock pile money "just in case". The next source of revenue is tourism. We're still OK with that too. 75% of our metro area goes up to the the lakes area of our state. Just think of all the purchasing power going up there for more than groceries and gas! I think so far, so good. I won't start worrying until I see something to worry about!
• United States
18 Mar 12
Its the storms that can create havoc on crops. This is bad for those who are dependent on agriculture. I have seen straightline winds just completely flatten crops in a matter of minutes. Just imagine now what you have to worry about since the weather is becoming more violent. I myself was raised on a farm. I can remember good years and years where the crops just withered from lack of water. I cannot remember ever seeing our crops just flattened by severe storms. But the past several years I have seen just that. The only way to prepare for something like this happening is to put money back and of course making sure your crops are insured. Other than that there is not much else we can do.
@Micmac (8506)
16 Mar 12
Winter weather is weird this year in many places. I've been reading that the warm winter is caused by a compression in the air escalating from the tropics and circulating in many areas. It is a strange phenomenon that happens rarely and weather forecaster say it might not last after March, but then it is spring and will be warm. So it may not happen again next winter. And what about the strange winter in Europe? WoW, they had it colder than usual and people were afraid to go outdoors and the snow there accumulated to roof tops! What a plight they had to endure.
• United States
17 Mar 12
I can remeber winters where it had reached 30 below for over a week. It was I believe the coldest winter and the longest that I can remember. It is not unusual for us to have these types of winters. Tons of snow, freezing temperatures, blizzards and ice. This type of weather is a welcome change but very strange.
• United States
17 Mar 12
i live in north carolina and we do not get that much snow. there has been som occasions where we had a huge snow but i only remember like 2 since i ws born. but we usually have atleast 1 snow that sticks to the ground. this year on the other hand we hade a few flurries here that you could barely see and it was at night and of course there was so little of it didnt stick. now there was a good one last month (well kinda) it was snowing really good and it stuck to the deck and the cars and the trash cans but not the roads,grass,driveways, ect. it was gone by 7:00 am the next day with 70 degree weather. i am not sure i have seen weather like this durning the winter. it makes me think what this summer has to bring us because it never was winter here and today we had 80 degree weather. the storms are crazzy also. we had a tornado last spril (and weve never had 2 in this town in the whole 23 alomst 24 yrs i have been alive) and now it seems all the alerts come our way....it will be interesting to see what else can possibly happen with the crazzy weather we have been having...
• United States
17 Mar 12
Well judging from the winter that we just had I am guessing it will be a very hot summer. I am afraid that we are also in for a stormy spring with some more violent storms. It is so odd. Here in Indiana we have always gotton a lot of snow and ice and I can remember below 0 temperatures for weeks at a time. It is not uncommon for us to get as much as 12 inches of snow at one time and with the blowing and drifting we would be snowed in for days at a time.
• United States
17 Mar 12
wow i would actually like that but it might get old quick lol. i love snow and people think i am crazzy haha but i enjoy what it looks like and it is nice to go out and make snowmen and ive tried making igloos lol and out back of my house there is a big hill so we get what we can and we sled down it. finally my kids are becoming "not so afraid" of the hill and then we had no snow. my 4 yr old is very sad about that lol i see a very hot summer in my future to today is a nice day with rain but its sad we are about to go fishing and try to camp out in march. that is jsut not normal lol. our winters (even if we dont get snow) are always very very cold.
• United States
18 Mar 12
It is actually a good thing for the temperatures to drop below freezing for at least a few days. This would help to keep viruses from multiplying and mutating. Since this winter has been so mild and warm we were hit by what I can a super bug which was the awfulest virus that I have ever gotton or can ever remember getting.
• United States
17 Mar 12
The weather has been strange in Texas too, I mean we din't have much of a winter at all this past year, And it has been so warm and humid here lately and lots of rain which the rain i always welcome here.
• United States
17 Mar 12
I love the rain. Its scary how the weather has become more violent. Now I dread it when it is coming a storm.
• United States
18 Mar 12
i love the rain. it is kind of mine and my husbands thing to sit and watch storms roll in. i was never to worried about "severe storms" because we never get that where i live until last april we ended up having lots of tornadoes come thro and destroy a lot. needless to say i watch the weather way more closely when there are storms approaching.
• United States
18 Mar 12
I love the rain too! It is supposed to pour down rain tommorrow. I can't wait.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
17 Mar 12
yeah and the money i saved on my heating bill seems to just be going straight to my gas tank now. i need an electric car or a hybrid at the least.
• United States
17 Mar 12
We only used a small space heater to heat with this entire winter. We did save on heating this winter but I do agree with you that the rising gas prices are taking up any money that we did save. I myself just went from a van to a little pt cruiser. I get much better gas mileage but I am strongly considering a hybrid and or electric car.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Mar 12
hiI am in GardenGrpve california and we should not have snow nor should we have morning temps of almost freezing but thats whats been happening from dec right thru march still. it gets warm during the day but the mornings are near freezing and our room was so cold. then gets too warm in the afternoon. go figure weird very weird weather for Southern California for sure.Usually we have cool weather to the fifties but not low forties and high thirties. fruit growers must get nervous but they have smudge pots an wind mill thingies that warm the air around the citrus and other fruit trees.
• United States
17 Mar 12
My mother has even had snow and freezing temperatures this pas winter and she lives in Arizona. This is very uncommon for her. She was always bragging on how warm it was there and I needed to move from Indiana and live there. I think with the weather we have had that I will stay right here. She is starting to get winters like we have gotton for many many years.
• United States
20 Mar 12
All kinds of abnormal winters this year, although here (OK, USA) was about the same as last year: few rain storms, very little snow. Only difference is last year had at least 1 heavy (for here) snow, but this year we got about an inch. Last year's most snow for us was on the first day of Spring, so that was fun. (You think the Central US had fire problems last year? No mountain run-off coming in is going to make this one even worse if the summer rain amounts continue their trend.)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
Yep, mother nature is officially high. It's supposed to be summer here already but it's still raining. The past day, it rained like it's September, and I didn't bring any coats nor umbrellas with me.
@JDaw2006 (428)
• United States
19 Mar 12
I agree with you on it being the strangest winter this year. I live in north carolina. This winter was not a really cold winter at all. I only saw it snow one time this winter and it was not even that much. My family and friends told me that we had other ones i just never saw them. But it was never enough to stick to the ground. There was only a few mornings as well that i had frost on the car window. I mean there were some days in the winter that i was wearing some of my summer clothes. I can already see what kind of summer it is going to be. It was just in the 80's yesterday. Its going to be a really really hot summer this year!
• United States
18 Mar 12
Yes Indeed it has been a very warm winter. I live in New York and usually we have pretty cold winters. Last years winter was pretty bad snow after snow the snow barely started to melt and then it snowed again. This wheater is very strange but it is a welcome change.