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Unusual Midwest winter proves favorable for Toledoans

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – The weather is always a popular conversation topic, but more so lately after the past few months have been a rollercoaster ride from cold to warm, snow to rain. Still, area residents said they will choose the milder side of winter anytime.

Ron Kuyoth Jr. spent the 50 degree day on the trails at Wildwood Metropark.

"I get to take my dog out and walk Elvis in the park and that's a lot of fun. He enjoys it and I do too, and I don't have to worry about freezing," said Kuyoth Jr.

Just three days ago, Kuyoth Jr. and other Toledoans were freezing when the morning low hit near zero. The same day, several inches of snow fell, but Monday there is barely any snow left after it melted from increased temperatures.

"I was an iron worker for 30 years and working out in that stuff all those years, this is great. I love it," said Kuyoth Jr.

Paul Powell is putting seasonably mild days to good use getting the salt off of his pickup truck.

"I love it. It could keep this way for the rest of the year," said Powell.

StormTrack 11 Meteorologist Kimberly Newman said this has been an interesting winter to forecast.

"We've been under average. We've been above average and I think we'll continue to see that pattern as well, unless we get the right ingredients to setup for a big winter storm like we did last week," said Newman.

Newman explained how the atmosphere has been constantly changing, more so than in a typical Midwest winter. She warns that anything can still happen.

"We're still deep within wintertime. We still have the moisture, the ingredients, the cold air. All of that is there, it's just a matter of setting it all up at the right time," Newman said.

Kuyoth Jr. is keeping his fingers crossed for more reasonably mild days.

"I hope we don't get any of those big ones, but I know it's inevitable," Kuyoth Jr. said.

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