SEVERE WX : Wind Chill Advisory - Winter Storm Warning - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Warm winter helping area business

The unseasonably warmer temperatures are helping some businesses.

Posted: Jan 13, 2019 11:25 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Usually this time of year, Jack Hawkins, co-owner of Carousel Floral Gifts and Garden, has to dig out some pots in the outdoor display, out of snow. But not this year. 

The warmer temperatures are keeping the snow away and business going well for the floral center. 

"Our whole business, being a garden and floral center, is based on weather, year round," Hawkins said. 

The shop doubled sales during some weeks in December, compared to the year before. Hawkins credits this to good weather. 

"In the winter if you get real long cold spells, people just don't want to move around. You hit nicer weather, and they're very willing to make that extra stop. And we're that extra stop. So really it does help," he said. 

The business plans to keep momentum moving into colder temepratures by getting ready for the big holidays. The next big one coming up: Valentines Day. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
-3° wxIcon
Hi: 6° Lo: -4°
Feels Like: -29°
Albert Lea
Overcast
-4° wxIcon
Hi: 3° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: -21°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -22°
Charles City
Overcast
-4° wxIcon
Hi: 6° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: °
Rochester
Overcast
-3° wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: -28°
Blizzard Warning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean Weather 1/18 2

Image

Sean Weather 1/18

Image

Rochester Fire captains promoted

Image

Tracking Saturday's blizzard

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Image

Snow plow drivers prep for snow

Image

Navigating Mayo Clinic Ambulances in the snow

Image

Snow and 18 Wheelers

Image

When to call 911

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Community Events