MADISON (WKOW) -- It may seem like this winter will never end and its taken a toll on some of us.
"I'm not happy about it. I'm ready for it to be spring like everybody else is. Everybody's sick and tired of being cold," Matt Liebhauser of Madison said. Sharon Katovich says she has stopped following the forecast. "I'm not even looking, I just see the snow when it comes. I'm in denial," she said.
The fact that this winter was brutal seems to be something most people in Madison can agree on. "It keeps on snowing and snowing and snowing," UW-Madison student Nick Debord said.
It could drag into April. We've had below average temperatures for weeks and they remain in the forecast.
"We are seeing higher prevalence rates of Seasonal Affective Disorder," Dr. Shilagh Mirgain of UW Health said. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also know as 'SAD' has had many seeking professional help this winter. "It looks like the contributing factors are lack of sunlight, length of day and cold weather," Mirgain said.
Some of gone elsewhere in search of the warmth. Middleton Travel owner Mary Miller says business has been good. "If you recall last winter at this time, it wasn't winter, it was practically summer and it does have a big affect on us," she said.
On March 14, 2012, it hit 78 degrees in Madison. "So the winter with lots of cold, snow, wind -- most people don't like it but our business loves it," Miller said. Others say the contrast from last winter to now has made it more difficult to get through.
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