What happened to winter? We are still waiting for its appearance.

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What happened to winter? We are still waiting for its appearance.So far this year, winter has not made much of an appearance. Although there was a freak early snowstorm in the Northeast here in Georgia Winter has not amounted to much more than a few frosty mornings.

Here is it, the second day of January, and I still have a few peppers than can be harvested from a still alive (although not exactly vigorous) pepper plant.

I guess from a purely economic perspective, a mild winter in a real boon as we save on heating fuel and the cost of snow removal.

But from an aesthetic point of view, it somehow does not feel “right.” It’s January and it’s supposed to be cold.

I’m certain that this is probably one of those cases of “be careful what you wish for,” as there is plenty of opportunity for some real winter weather in the upcoming months.

But for now, I’ll just take advantage of the nice weather and get some yard work done!”

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Rainmaker
254,306
Connie Goodrich
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas
Keller Williams Realty

I looked at the weather report for the week here and we are going to have temperatures in the upper 60s to 70 which is high for the seasonal averages.  I would expect 40s and 50s and possibly a little snow flurry.  I agree, a little off the norm and just has not herald in the holidays and New Years with the right feeling.  On the other hand it is sunny, pleasant and feels like spring.  Just hope the real estate sales parallels this weather, it would be nice to have a spring season in the winter!

January 02, 2012 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Richard,

We were in the 70's yesterday in Austin as we took down our Christmas tree and all the decorations..I was able to go for a walk and shake off the feeling of another year slipping by at breakneck speed:).

January 02, 2012 09:38 AM
Rainer
116,716
Noah Levy
Coldwell Banker Highland Park IL
Coldwell Banker

We were away over winterbreak and thought wewould come home to mounds of snow.....boy were we wrong - we got no snow at all - a pleasant surprise to some but not to my snowboarders.....

 

January 02, 2012 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
RE/MAX Realty Center

I know what you mean.....up until a day or two ago we still had green grass here in WI..not today...snow and cold and wind!

January 02, 2012 09:44 AM
Rainer
421,810
Peggy Chirico
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
Prudential CT Realty

After our crazy October storm, I am glad that I can still see a green lawn and hope it lasts until spring!  I wouldn't care if I never saw snow again!

January 02, 2012 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
273,108
Carol-Ann Palmieri
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group

Hi Richard.   Could I wish for and would it be fair to wish for no snow this year here in New England??   I know we need it for the economy of our winter sports areas, but after last year, it feels so awesome not to bring that snow blower or ice scraper out! 

January 02, 2012 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
779,085
Paula McDonald
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

Welcome to our world here in the South.  We experience a few cold snaps but it quickly returns to warm temps!  It was 78 the other day!

January 02, 2012 10:04 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Richard,

Me and my Baltimore Gas and Electric bill wish to thank Mother Nature.

Rich

January 02, 2012 10:44 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com

Richard, We snapped cold last night and got less than an inch of snow last night/this morning.  Just enough to cause complete chaos on the highways!  Glad today was another holiday from the day job.  Bill

January 02, 2012 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Edwards
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
RE/MAX Checkmate

It's been lame everywhere we have been this winter.  Even Boston  and northern Michigan had no snow.  Kind of crazy.  On the other side of the coin, the winter jacket I ordered for my daughter for Christmas was way too big and we had to send it back, and I have yet to get new tires on my car .  Soooo, I'm okay with this!

January 02, 2012 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Peg Barcelo
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

Richard, we are saying the same thing here in Edmonton! I've just finished painting the inside of my green house and installing shelves! At plus or minus a few degrees around 0 celsius it is balmy weather here for the first week of January! Enjoy your peppers!

January 02, 2012 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
213,243
Sherry Scales
Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas
Austin Texas Homes, LLC

Personally I am ready to plant a small patio garden...so winter can just forget to come this year....I would be okay with that.

January 02, 2012 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
204,179
Peggy Wester
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County Real
Think Young Team--Realty Executives Integrity

Loving the mild weather we've been having, but I have an inkling we'll be getting our share of snow over the next month or two or three. Or four. :)

January 02, 2012 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,732,394
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

WE finally got some snow sat night.  A couple of inches and if the sun stays away, it may stay until the weekend.

January 02, 2012 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
255,143
Tim Bradley
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY
Contour Investment Properties

It's been plenty cold here, and I've got over a foot of settled snow in the yard. Which is less than the 2-3 feet we would normally have...

January 02, 2012 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
701,302
Ann Hayden
SelectAnn.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri

Richard,

I am not complaining that winter has not hit yet...we are cold tonight!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

January 03, 2012 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Richard we had a great December....today it turned cold with snow....I like it!!

January 03, 2012 12:44 AM
Rainmaker
495,135
Cal Yoder
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744
Keller Williams of Central PA East

Be careful, you may get what you wish for. I hear you on that. I, too, have been pleasantly surprised to be enjoying milder weather. I am getting to the age where I do not enjoy shoveling snow, so I will hold my breath for as long as I can and hope for the best. Have a great 2012.

Cal

January 03, 2012 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
965,333
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Personal Service, always.
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC

I think it is here! We had a low of about 40 this morning and the forecast is 28 in the morning.  For Florida that is cold!

January 03, 2012 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
272,633
Karen Winters
Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group

We've had a couple of 2 to 3 day cold snaps with a dusting of snow on the first day. But then it's back to several days of warmer weather.  Everyday I see people still walking around in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops.  No complaints.  I can deal with winter in 2 to 3 day increments.  :)

January 04, 2012 05:24 PM
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