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Published March 18, 2013, 09:45 PM

One year ago painted a much warmer picture for Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With spring allegedly right around the corner, old man winter is not throwing in the towel yet.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With spring allegedly right around the corner, old man winter is not throwing in the towel yet.

With blizzard warnings, strong winds, and more snowfall, it's hard to believe what it was like one year ago.

We were golfing and we were dealing with sunshine and record highs, almost 80-degrees.

George VanBuren is one of many trying to dig out after yet another snowfall.

Wednesday marks the first day of spring on the calendar, but for people here it may just be another morning of scraping and shoveling.

Jon Golberg, Shoveling Driveway: "It's a lot of snow, seems like a lot of snow."

Kerry Miller, Fargo: "I love snow but I'm done with it."

It's freezing days like this one that VanBuren thinks back last March when he was doing the same thing, just in a lot warmer weather.

George VanBuren, Digging Out Car: "My buddies and I had the Chevy and we were taking that apart in the driveway because it was that warm out."

It's hard to imagine a year ago, these same streets were filled with people soaking up the sun in short sleeves and flip flops.

Miller: "It was real nice out."

VanBuren: "It was sunny and warm and everything. We didn't have to have coats on."

Instead of in the teens or twenties, this date's temperature reached a record high of 78 and never fell below 60, bringing people out of hibernation for a game of catch.

Giulio Angott, Moorhead/Last Year: "It's not so cold anymore."

Or a few swings on the golf course.

Dave Bruns, Audubon, Minn./Last Year: "Just feels good to be outside."

But for VanBuren, that warm St. Patrick's day weekend is nowhere in sight.

VanBuren: "I liked it better last year a little bit just because I'm not freezing my fingers off."

Golberg: "I think we could use a little warmer weather."

Or for now, a warm coat and gloves.

On the bright side, we are still well above today's record low. That's a brutal 19 degrees below zero.

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