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Michiana residents not taking warm weather for granted


It's December, but it feels more like May!

With temps in the 60's, it's hard to believe Christmas is only about three weeks away.

No snow yet, and none on the horizon.

In fact, we've broken a record in Michiana for the longest number of days between measurable snowfalls.

Is that lack of snow hurting businesses that rely on it?

It appears as though folks in Michiana know that it might not snow tomorrow, but It will eventually!

"It's awesome!" says Elkhart resident Mark Wojtysiak about the weather, "Although it's gonna hit us in the future I think. We're gonna be feeling this I think," he adds.

And that thought is exactly what the sales manager at Kryders Lawn Mowers says has brought people to the store.

Randy Shaffer says unlike last year, folks in Michiana appear to be anticipating winter.

"We sold six or seven units , snowblowers. Where last year we were panicking because we had 19 in stock," says Shaffer.

Shaffer says people have even already come in to get their snowblowers tuned so they're ready to go for the first snowfall.

Even still, the store is still expecting a rush when the snow finally arrives, and tomorrow wouldn't be too soon.

"Business-wise, I'm hoping for snow. So we can get rid of what we have here," says Shaffer.

Regardless of the weather, parents say it still kinda feels like Christmas, "I can feel it in the wallet, yep," says Wojtysiak.

Do these warmer than average temps have you craving cold treats like ice cream?

FOX 28 talked with the Dairy Queen in Goshen that says sales are a little above normal for this time of year, but they're not seeing a big boost.

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