MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — How do you explain our wacky weather? On Sunday, the thermometer and calendar did not go together.

At MSP, the thermometer hit a high of 47 degrees with warm sunshine throughout the Twin Cities. It meant a bonus weekend of nice weather for mid-December but the trade-off could be the first brown Christmas in years.

But with the sun shining at Lake Calhoun, people were happy to make that deal.

“You know that’s fine, that’ll happen in good time. This is an exercise of patience. This is an exercise of loving and being in the moment,” said one woman enjoying the lake.

“You don’t get to do this in the middle of December. Last year we were snowed in. It was the snowpocalypse,” said another person walking the lake.

And when was the last time people were golfing in mid-December? Sundance Golf Course in Dayton was open on Sunday but the greens were a tad brown.

Comments (5)
  1. Brett says:

    Dreaming about it?? I’m PRAYING FOR IT!! Nothing like GLOBAL WARMING to lower my heat bills, allow me to ride my LOUD Harley here in Minnesota in more months of the year, lower my city’s snow-plowing bill, so my idiot city can’t jackt my local taxes THROUGH THE ROOF, what’s so bad about DAT??

  2. me says:

    After last years winter…I hope it stays this way for as long as possible. I could care less about a white christmas. We had more than enough snow last to year make up for it. We deserve a break!

  3. Ace says:

    I love dry roads and dry sidewalks, last year I couldn’t even go to church on Christmas Eve because of the snow. As for a white Christmas, I don’t think there was any snow in Bethlehem.

  4. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    I’m okay with it as long as there are no major negative ramifications for agricultural or the aquifers. Food and water are important too.

  5. I'll take it says:

    Some snow cover is always good for the below ground hibernators, and we certainly want some moisture. But remembering last year at this time, I’m liking this a lot. Hunting in a sweatshirt yesterday was awesome. All the critters were loving it too. They’re packing on the fat layer big time while food is easy to get. It’s Minnesota and who knows what next week will bring. Meanwhile, I’m dreaming of a brown Christmas, ’cause the dark cold days of January and February lay long before us. Brrrrrrrr. Have a good and merry Christmas everybody!

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