What are the odds? We knew it was one of the warmest Christmases in decades, but take a look at these comparisons.

Remember last year when parents thought the kids might never go back to school as Christmas break was extended because of a huge winter storm? This year, dad could fire up the grill for Christmas dinner and kids didn't have to wait until spring to ride a new bike if they found one under the tree.

WWMT Newschannel 3's December 26 newscast showed a graphic of National Weather Service temperatures comparing Southwest Michigan to the American Southwest with Kalamazoo coming out on top.

  • Las Vegas, NV 46
  • Los Angeles, CA 55
  • Tijuana, Mexico 55
  • Phoenix, AZ 59
  • San Diego, CA 59
  • Kalamazoo, MI 61

While many are excited about the December heatwave, others can't wait to get out and enjoy a Michigan winter on snowmobiles, downhill and cross-country skis,snowshoes,  snowboards and fat-tire mountain bikes.

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