Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - Warm weather in the middle of winter has many people thinking and dressing for spring. Eyewitness News Reporter Shannon Murphy found people out and about in some interesting outfits considering the time of year.
Talk about an interesting ensemble, "I said it's too warm for long pants and my shorts are going on but the earmuffs have to stay on."
Bobby Segear was excited to sport his shorts for the first time this year. He decided to spend this mild winter day walking his dog Max in Nesbitt Park. But he wasn't alone. Richard Berry had the same thought. His outfit surprised more people than the flowers he delivered, "As a child, it was ingrained in me that going to public school, anything over 50 degrees my parents let me wear shorts and now I exploit that as a mature adult."
Richard says if you've got it; flaunt it, even in January. "Any chance I get to show off my dancers legs is always a positive for me."
David Wagner works outside, Valet parking cars at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. From the waist up he looks like winter but his bare legs tell a different story, "A lot of people telling me stuff, a lot of people telling me I'm going to get sick but ya got to enjoy it right?"
He says shorts were a no brainer this morning considering how many layers he had to wear last week, "About two hoodies and then another outer jacket and it was still pretty cold out. Long johns, everything, thermal socks, wet shoes, boots."
Although the rain may have ruined the afternoon on this mild winter day, some are keeping the glass half full and using it to their advantage, "A lot of people outside enjoying this weather until it starts raining, and then I'm going to move my car out a little bit this way I won't have to wash it!"