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Warm Weather Brings Christmas Surprise to the Region
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on December 22, 2013 @ 8:22PM
Created on December 22, 2013 @ 5:51PM

It might have been the best early Christmas present ever this weekend because of the very strange and unseasonable warm weather outside these past few days.

Some of you even think it's almost like the Mountain State has traded places with Florida.

Some towns across the region actually broken record highs set in stone for nearly 15 years.

Clarksburg hit a high of 73 before the line of storms rolled through early Sunday morning. With these unusually high temperatures this weekend, 5 News wanted to see what you think about the Christmas surprise.

"It's amazing. It's keeping me from wanting to move south," said Denise Trader, Clarksburg resident.
"Snow is great, but I'd rather not have to deal with it," said Ben Grose, Mt. Claire resident.

What about that strong breeze we've been feeling the past couple of days? Well, meteorologists say those strong winds are flowing in from the South, causing the unusually warm temperatures.

"We've had the winds from the South for so long. When you get winds for a couple of days from places like the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and Georgia, temperatures rise to where that wind is going to," said Ken Meehan, 5 News Chief Meteorologist.

For you snowbirds out there who like the warm weather, you can expect Old Man Winter to make his return on Tuesday, with highs only expected to be in the upper 20's, and, you guessed it: a chance for some snow showers, as well.

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