Green grass and mild temperatures are making several communities in eastern Canada feel more like spring.
Parts of the Maritimes have received a dusting of snow, but rising temperatures have helped to melt anything that's fallen.
The Weather Network's Maritime reporter Shelley Steeves hit the streets to find out how people are dealing with the lack of snow this year.
As a long distance runner, I'm really enjoying this nice weather, but I do admit that it would be nice to have some snow on the ground at Christmas time, or at least between Christmas and New Years, said one Maritimer.
Others are considering seeking out some snow for the holidays.
I won't try to find it, but a lot of the kids at home will. There are skiers in the family so I'm sure they will.
The likelihood of a white Christmas has dropped more than 20 percent in parts of the Maritimes and it's a trend that's being seen right across the country as the winters get warmer.
Wondering how the winter season will play out in your area? Check out the 2011 / 2012 Winter Outlook.