Temperatures from the east coast to Chicago are 20F higher than average. NBC's Dawn Fratangelo showed us springlike cherry and apricot blossoms at Brooklyn's Botanical Gardens while NBC's Tom Costello explained why some are still suffering from sniffles: autumnal mold spores, usually killed off by winter frost, have survived to continue irritating allergic sinus membranes.
CBS' Sharyn Alfonsi saw the cute side of these balmy days in her Weird Weather feature: great blue herons in New Jersey, loggerhead turtles coming to shore early in Florida, New York City frogs mating prematurely. ABC's Barbara Pinto looked at the downside for those businesses that depend on the cold: ski resorts, hardware stores, outerwear apparel outlets, ice fishing festivals and unpicked grapes for ice wine at Sheldrake Point Vineyard in upstate New York.
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