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Winter Weather Fatigue Setting In

CINCINNATI (Angenette Levy) -- With a second round of cold weather walloping the Tri-State some people are wondering when the wicked weather will come to an end.

"Completely miserable. I wish we'd get a heat lamp over the city," said Drew Gander.

The temperature on Fountain Square around 6 p.m. Wednesday night registered at 14 degrees. The wind chill made it feel colder.

"It does make you just want to stay in bed in the morning but you know at the same time it can be fun to look outside and see the beautiful snow," said Kemper Florin of Hyde Park.

Psychologist Dr. Stuart Bassman said he can tell the frigid temperatures are wearing on people. But, he said that's normal. Some people  are so affected by the wintry mix that they suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

"We have to remind ourselves that it is impermanent that in a sense things will change, that it will get better that there will be warmth," Dr. Bassman said.

Bassman said it can help to remind yourself of the positive things in your life, such as family and friends.

D'Andre Ralls walked past Fountain Square wearing a furry hat with ear flaps and a wool face mask.
"After a while you can take so much of it. It's very, very cold and frigid...It can be a little depressing at times but we're strong enough to get through," Ralls said.




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