Glazer: Scribe Celebrates Another Warm Winter…For Now

It’s starting to look a lot like last year…

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.

You can have a big name act, but if it snows, you’re toast.

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.

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6 Responses to Glazer: Scribe Celebrates Another Warm Winter…For Now

  1. Reggin Tnuc says:

    I will see your global warming and go all in on human stupidity.

  2. Harley says:

    sh*t…first glaze takes over hearne’s website..then he takes over whitlocks role…then he takes over for dayton moore’s job…he wants to take over head coach of the chiefs..
    now the dude wants to take over punxsatawney phil’s job! WTF?

  3. DPW says:

    How do you explain the winters of 2009-10 and 2010-11? I have lived in KC for 50 years and these were 2 of the worst I remember. Last winter was the mildest in my lifetime. Can all of it be attributed to global warming?

  4. Rick Nichols says:

    I think the most accurate term is climate change, as that allows for at least some possible explanation for a particularly bad winter that is followed by a rather mild one. But I do think the planet as a whole is warming up and will continue to do so as long as we’ve got 7 billion-plus people and counting engaged in a wide variety of activities that really tax the capacity of this terrestrial ball to sustain them. At some point something’s got to give.

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