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Eighty-five degrees in March? In Wisconsin?!

Social Circle: Did anyone miss having a "real" winter this year?

Welcome to a weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's truly a group effort between readers, social networkers and the editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

Love it or hate it, this winter was an odd one. With very little snow fall and 80-degree temperatures in March, it really didn't seem like Wisconsin. For many, the warm winter was well received.

However, some people did miss winter. Whether they are winter sports fans or simply appreciate the changing seasons, not everyone is thrilled with Mother Nature right now.

As usual, the Social Circle represents both sides of the coin, and it chimed in this week to share thoughts on our weird Wisconsin winter. But what do you think? Did you miss having a "real" winter this year?

Melissa Baldwin: "Hells to the no!"

Jason Cleereman: "I had planned on buying a season pass for the family at Sunburst in Kewaskum. I got lazy and failed to buy it before their deadline. Lucky me."

Russ Fascia: "Greenland's ice shelf is now irreparable. Have a nice day!"

Derrick Funk: "I enjoy winter and lots of snow. Admittedly, the lack of a real winter this year was very convenient for me."

Bill Hartz: "There will be plenty of winter come April, just you wait."

Beth Eaton Knepler: "I love a big blizzard and the possibility of a snow day. Even if school isn't closed, the possibility brings excitement and coziness. I never once got to send the kids out to the front yard to sled and play for three hours while I clean."

Matthew J. Knuth: "When my fiancee moved here from Kansas last year, everyone kept warning her about the winters – now she thinks Milwaukeeans are all a bunch of thin-skinned pretenders."

Tammy Kolbe: "It would have been nice to have one big snow blizzard. I had a whole plan to build a sled slope in my backyard."

Pepin Lachance: "I found it rather creepy actually. Felt off for some reason to me."

Claudine Lienau: "Nope, I hate winter! I am just worried that there will be too many bugs now and that the ground doesn't have enough moisture for the plants to do well."

Erik Ljung: "I missed out on pond hockey."

Jill Neyens: "NOT AT ALL."

Terra Scott: "I am a warm weather person, but I sort of missed seeing a little bit more snow. I can do without the frigid temps and clouds though any year."

Toni Spott: "NOT! Wait, was that a serious question?"

Becky Tesch: Nope, not one bit, cuz we had one last year and will probably have another soon."

Dan Type: "Yes! I like to cross-country ski and play in the snow. I enjoy the transition from winter to spring. Enjoy the challenge, plus it makes life more interesting."

Nikki Wallschlaeger: "Hell no."



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