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Old 02-15-2021, 12:08 PM
 
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I lived a couple of years in WI and the grey gloomy skies made me a little sad. We are in TX now and the winter weather here is pretty good but would like a little colder, maybe even a little snow. I looked at city compare and it looks like you get some snow which is great!

Just wondering what locals think about winter and if it's grey and gloomy for long periods or if you get some sun to break it up.

I live in the St. Louis metro area, and I HATE St. Louis winters. They're not ALL grey and gloomy, but typically, if it's a clear blue sky, it's extra cold. It's a trade off.


It's currently zero degrees, and we're under a winter storm watch.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:00 PM
 
Location: STL area
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I don't mind our winters personally, but I don't hate the cold either. I lived in Chicago and Omaha and their winters are longer and colder (and windier, snowier).

Lately it feels like our winters are mostly mild with a few weeks here and there of extra cold and maybe one big snowfall. Mostly little one inch or less dustings here and there. We're in the extra cold and snow snap right now, but the sun is shining.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:16 PM
 
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There's nothing mild about this winter. At least in STL so far we haven't had blackouts. The regular blah winter weather and temperatures will feel resort-like for a little while after this deep freeze.
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:04 AM
 
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There's nothing mild about this winter. At least in STL so far we haven't had blackouts. The regular blah winter weather and temperatures will feel resort-like for a little while after this deep freeze.
December and January had well above average temperatures for many areas of the country even though February has been below average. The winter is still mild. The Northwoods has seen air temperatures of -35 to -45F this month, but they are still having a milder winter overall as a whole relative to average.
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Old 02-17-2021, 12:15 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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This winter felt mild to me...until February. We are probably still below normal for snow, but this cold front was harsh. We reached -5F, which is about as cold as we ever get. Subzero temps are rare in StL.

At least the roads are clear and the power has never went out. And I'm thankful that StL homes are insulated and have basements. I feel bad for the folks in a lot of Texas. This cold is unusual for that area.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:28 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The greatest snowfall in one day in St. Louis ever recorded was 12.8 inches. That was February 26, 1906.
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:10 AM
 
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Climate change, basically. Warmer temperatures and drought punctuated by the occasional loose polar vortex.
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:47 AM
 
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There's nothing mild about this winter. At least in STL so far we haven't had blackouts. The regular blah winter weather and temperatures will feel resort-like for a little while after this deep freeze.

Right? I briefly considered taking a day off next week, because it's supposed to get in the high 30's. But then I figured "It's just going to be a muddy mess. Save it for a REAL spring day."
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Old Today, 02:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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December and January had well above average temperatures for many areas of the country even though February has been below average. The winter is still mild. The Northwoods has seen air temperatures of -35 to -45F this month, but they are still having a milder winter overall as a whole relative to average.
Today St. Louis is hitting 36, which is still below the average high for this time of year, but as I predicted, it feels quite warm as we haven't been above freezing here since February 5 with many days in the single digits.
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