Warm weather leaves Hoosiers with mixed feelings

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FISHERS, Ind (WISH) – The unusually warm start to winter has some joyful with business and others disappointed.

December 22, the first full day of winter, is supposed to be a time where kids can use sleds and enjoy winter break. But on Tuesday, the new sledding hill in Fishers was bare.

“We really wanted to go sledding,” Noblesville resident John Wolf said. “But we’re sad because there’s no snow.”

“It’s not even snowing,” Noblesville resident Carter Wolf said. “It’s not that cold.”

December hasn’t been cold at all. In fact, it’s the fourth warmest December on record.

The average temperature is ten degrees warmer than normal. And as for snow Hoosiers should forget about it.

At least two inches has fallen as this point in the season most years, and on average it is closer to six inches. “Boring,” Noblesville resident Spencer Staugs said. “There is no snow, so I don’t know what we’re supposed to do.”

There are still ways to get a winter fix, but Hoosiers will have to go indoors. The Fuel Tank in Fishers allows people to enjoy winter activities despite the warm weather.

“We’ve been busy all day,” The Fuel Tank general manager Chad Hallett said. “[Monday] was the first day it was really kicked-off and we expect to see that over the next two weeks.”

The warm weather might be good for business, but still, employees aren’t loving the conditions. “I do like my seasons,” Hallett said. “A little depressing for me wen we don’t have snow on the ground on Christmas morning.”

Despite the lack of snow, some kids still found a way to enjoy a sledding hill. “We’re just going to roll down the hill now,” John Wolf said.

The warm weather isn’t going away. Wednesday could bring record temperatures across Indiana.

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