I might have been living in the lovely Pacific Northwest for a couple of years (and strongly question my motivation for leaving it), but I'm not at all surprised at the warm weather we've been having here in the Midwest. Truth be told, this winter has been pretty easy. I can only think of two or three ugly flat gray sky periods, and I managed to not get overly depressed.
Meanwhile, if you check the weather, it's going to get super crappy this weekend, and it looks like we'll flirt with 30's the weekend after that. True to form, Ohio weather will lift you up, then kick you in the nuts and take your lunch money.
Still trying to figure out why it's news.