Such an odd year

Centralia, Missouri
February 7, 2017 7:01am CST
Such an odd year, temperature wise, but not that I am complaining, just commenting on it. It's almost 60 out there, in Feb. I have to wonder if the ground needs to freeze to be healthy or something. I know it is not, and has not frozen this year. It's never been cold enough long enough. This warm in Feb is just plain weird for Missouri. Honestly this warm in Texas would also be odd for this time of year. Feels like late spring outside at the moment and it's getting warmer. So..... is your weather normal (or has it been) odd or normal this year?
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
7 Feb 17
The ground has indeed frozen here...and thawed...and frozen...and thawed. Southern Illinois never has two winters the same back-to-back, so it's 'normal'.
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
7 Feb 17
It was either 2001 or 2002 that the ponds didn't even freeze over solid until February. I was working in the oil patch then and we used fresh water from them.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
@JolietJake ok, so this does happen now and then? I don't remember MO or IA doing this, but my memories are from pre 2003, and really vague
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt Yep, I can remember winters like this when I was a teenager
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• United States
7 Feb 17
Today storms 62 tomorrow sun 72 next day 48 it's crazy.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
we get the rolling temps too, While I like the warm, it's not easy on my headaches
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• United States
7 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt I prefer hot to anything else....and sun...must have sun - all we have right now is fog.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill we had sun yesterday, that vanished behind clouds and hours of misting. looks to be partly cloudy today
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
The weather is crazy, we have had freezing weather but only about 2 inches of snow this year...that is just crazy for Canada...Today we will have sleet and rain, I hope it waits until I get back from the Y.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
how much snow would be normal by now?
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• Canada
7 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt A few feet...we have had next to nothing..Very strange.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
@PainsOnSlate I wonder if it's all getting stuck in Idaho/washington, the mylotters from there say this year has been terrible
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• Peoria, Arizona
7 Feb 17
It has been really odd. We haven't had any freeze warnings, yesterday it was warm, today it is kind of cold. I am so confused. Grant, Arizona is already a bipolar mess, it is getting crazy haha
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
so abnormal weather there too. weird!
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@skysnap (17819)
7 Feb 17
snow looks strong there.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
it was, then, that was taken in 2006 or 2007 in Oregon
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Feb 17
Ours isn't normal either, although it's not been over the mid-forties yet this winter. It stayed around forty for about three weeks in January, which was strange enough. Yesterday it rained all day and there was a possibility of freezing rain, which never happened. All the water froze overnight, but it was windy last night for a while first so the wind took care of the water on the roads. Just the sidewalks and lawns have ice now and any driveways that didn't drain off. We've had cold weather intermixed with warm off and on every other week or so. Our ground has frozen once or twice, but I'm sure it's not stayed that way completely with our warmer temps once in a while. If it's that warm there are you seeing the trees budding yet? We had temps into the eighties in 2012 and it caused all our trees to get green and the fruit trees were doing nicely too. Then we got a hard frost with dipping temps and all the farmers lost their fruit crops for that year.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 17
no budding of the trees, but, the grass is getting green, and I am surprised I am not seeing flowers peek up
• Midland, Michigan
10 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt Do you know how late into the spring you could get a hard frost there? Here it's recommended to wait until after Memorial weekend before planting outside. Many don't want to wait, but usually will have to cover their plantings sometime before summer to save them all.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 17
@MarshaMusselman nope, but I consulted the farmers almanac, and it suggested mid to late march
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@GardenGerty (99212)
• United States
11 Feb 17
Ours has been much like yours. Freezing one day and spring the next. It snowed on Easter last year.
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Feb 17
it's back to being warm during the day and cold at night
@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
10 Feb 17
It has been normal in wet and afterwards normal in HOT!
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 17
I would love some teeshirt and shorts days!
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• United States
7 Feb 17
It's just as weird here in Pennsylvania
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Feb 17
overly warm?
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
8 Feb 17
It has been really weird. Yesterday it was 50, and now it's back to about 22.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Feb 17
This is not very usual as in my impression USA is not so cold. It makes sense to me that it is Canada or Russia. The global weather has become very strange in recent years. We had a warm winter most of the time this year.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Feb 17
Weather here is not normal too. It starts to get cold but not the usual cold. Cold comes late here
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb 17
That is a lovely photo. Our local weather has been pretty normal but parts of Australia are getting really bizarre weather.
@Shellyann36 (9556)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Ours has been abnormal as well. We flip flop from 30's to 70's. It was 74 degrees here today in Central NC! Global warming has a hold on us I think.
• United States
7 Feb 17
It is typical and repetitive of what happened near or around 1925 when temps soared to almost 25% higher than average because of less moisture in the air and warmer fronts coming in from warm waters that make having snowflakes in Feb quite challenging, Mother nature is not surprised and neither am I . . .
• Preston, England
7 Feb 17
though it looked sunny out here it was freezing cold today
@sallypup (27082)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Feb 17
You know I am going to vote on the extremely nasty side.
@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
7 Feb 17
We will have 60F in our Chicago suburb too and that is uncharacteristic of a Chicago winter. We have had only one pretty big snowfall and that is it. I would be happy if it stayed this way until spring.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Feb 17
That is such a pretty picture. It has been an odd year that is for sure. Alot more snow than we are used to. Not since 1983 or so have we had such a winter. It is snowing right now. Big flakes. I just hope we don't have any flooding this year. We have definitely needed the moisture.
@Blondie2222 (21765)
• United States
7 Feb 17
We been having warm temps off and on also. It's been 40's this week with rain - noting compared to last year that's for sure.