The warm winter weather in Kansas City is back. I know, I know, it could still turn on us, but as we get deeper into December with not one really cold day and no snow it’s getting less likely. The next two weeks are supposed to be mild again – between the high 40’s and high 60’s in the daytime. So we likely will reach mid December snowless.
Last year there was no winter.
I remember going to do radio early one morning and we had about an inch or so of wet snow that melted by noon. Another night I was going home late from work and we had a little light snow but it was gone by morning.
That was it for last winter. Was it a good thing?
For my part yes.
I know the farmers need the wet stuff for crops and it’s hard on them and our economy.
But snow is also hard on most businesses. One would think a mild or warm winter would help with shopping and entertainment, but speaking to several restaurant and entertainment owners that was not the case last year.
I thought we would have a great December through March at Stanford’s but it was only average.
Few big concerts are slated for winter out of fear snow will kill attendance. We always worry about that too.
And Kansas City doesn’t go out when there’s any snow coming down. Or even mentioned.
Clearly there is global warming.
The only day we all seem to like to see a bit of snow is Christmas Day.
But that’s OK because most business are closed anyway.
I remember back in the 70’s – even the 90’s – when snow would bring young people out to drink, eat and party. They saw it as fun, but a few ice storms changed that thinking.
Today snow means DON’T GO OUT, so I’ll take a mild winter anytime.
If we make it into week one of January and it’s still mild, I think we’ll cruise home again with a mild final eight weeks or so of true winter.
Then comes spring and baseball, the pools open again and summer.