Looking ahead on the Weather Channel app this morning, I noticed that there's not one flake of snow in the long-range forecast. It's a forecast, mind you, that takes us into the first week of March. Not one flake of snow?

I'd like to ask your permission to put the understandably serious topic of global warming in a little box over here. Whether you are a believer in global warming or someone who thinks it's a sham, that is not what this article is about. For the next five minutes, let's pretend there is no such thing as global warming.

Now that we have that out of the way, I am wondering how many people are missing winter. Over the past two years, snow has really not been much of an issue here on the SouthCoast. To me, I feel like this is good news for everyone except people who make a living in snow removal, teachers, and kids.

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed being able to get outside, walk on the beach, poke around the yard and get ahead on our spring cleanup. It's beyond just snow, though. I can't stand the cold, especially the bitter cold. I can tolerate the snow, but I have little patience for the bitter cold.

I was surprised, though, to hear how many people this morning agreed with Christine and actually miss the winter. Jessica submitted this on the Fun 107 app: "I grew up in the middle of Maine with tons of snow. These winters are killing this New England girl's heart! I love a good blizzard that causes no one to leave their houses for days!!! I want to build a snowman!"

One of our callers suggested that a good snowstorm with some low temperatures just might "clear up all these viruses and flu" that is going around the SouthCoast. While I think physicians might not agree with her analysis, I do understand her sentiment.

We want to know, are you missing winter?

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