5 things affected by warmer winter weather


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5 things affected by warmer winter weather

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Mad River is closed today, Jan. 23 but is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 24. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

1. No shortage of road salt

In 2013-2014, there was a major shortage of road salt, due to just over 48 inches of snow total, making that the 4th snowiest winter in Dayton’s history, according to WHIO.

2. Fewer Snow Days

In the 2013-2014 winter and school year, Ohio allowed extra calamity days due to the extensive snow fall.

3. Snow-oriented businesses suffer

With the lack of snow,businesses such as Perfect North Slopes and Mad River Mountain ski areas are having to suspend operations. Mad River is closed today, Jan. 23, while Perfect North Slopes will remain closed through Tuesday, Jan. 24, according to their Facebook pages.

4. River levels up

With the warmer weather comes rains instead of snow. The precipitation levels are about 1 to 1 ¼ inch above normal for the month of January, according to Kirstie Zontini, Storm Center 7 meterologist.

5. Plants growing prematurely

Dayton residents have noticed plants growing before their normal season. Sabrina Jones of Dayton said her Iris plants are popping up, even though the plant shouldn’t be showing up until early to mid-spring.

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