Winter has been warmer and wetter The St. Louis Post-Dispatch tried to alarm readers with its headline. Unfortunately, the story didn’t fit the bold print. It turns out that St. Louis had its 17th warmest winter on record. Meteorological winter in St. Louis runs from December 1 through February 28, so the exceptionally cool March won’t change the fact. Still, 17th out of 130 does not seem dramatic at all.