Is This Spring Or January?

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – Normally in late January St. Louisans would be searching for their gloves and ear muffs, but Monday they were reaching for their shorts and t-shirts.

Dan Gray was at Creve Couer Park in Maryland Heights with more on how St. Louisans took advantage of an unusual January day in the 60s.

A priest friend of Dan’s, describes this as "Pink Sisters Weather."  On this day in January 1999 the Pink Sisters Order of Nuns prayed for good weather for the Pope's visit to St. Louis and it was in the 70s that day.  Well maybe they are still praying.

Who would have thought kids could play on the beach in late January in St. Louis.  No snow boots, time to go barefoot for this little four year old girl.

Also dozens of bikers, joggers, walkers and dogs had to take advantage of the warm weather.
And for one young Overland man heading to army boot camp, it was a great day to spend in the park with his girlfriend.

Shorts and t-shirts for many of those at Creve Coeur Park Monday, but they also know where their snow shovel and ice scrapers are because they know winter weather will return.