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View Poll Results: o you feel like the weather conditions are more extreme compared to what you can remember ?
Yes, the winters and summers are getting more extream. 44 41.51%
No, we are seeing typical summers and winters. 55 51.89%
Other, (explain) 7 6.60%
Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-23-2015, 04:08 AM
 
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Where i live its been hitting 80 degrees in the wintertime no less. Its been snowing in the southeast. While its happened before, the last time it snowed in my area was in the 90s, and it wasnt much, the last couple of years in a row it has snowed, and a good bit by that area's standards. I don't remember so many tornadoes in my area as well except for in recent years. So I'm voting yes.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I'll say one thing. This is the second winter in a row in my region where it's been extremely f***n' cold! So after 2 crappy winters, and a sub-par summer in 2014 (which was more or less an extended spring) it better be extremely hot this summer!
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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They only seem worse because the world is now more connected (internet, smart phones etc...) and the media blows things out of proportion. Before smart phones you would just read about things in the paper or hear the news. Today people go to twitter/facebook/instagram to show pictures of frozen and snowed-in things.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:46 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I don't remember storms with 2" of snow having names before... or states of emergency being declared for said storms. Also it does also seem to me that global warming is having a very strange effect on winter. It's currently -3 at my "summer" house. I'm going home to Arizona tomorrow.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't remember storms with 2" of snow having names before... or states of emergency being declared for said storms. Also it does also seem to me that global warming is having a very strange effect on winter. It's currently -3 at my "summer" house. I'm going home to Arizona tomorrow.
Don't forget that it's not global warming anymore. It's now human-induced climate change.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Weather in Central Texas (and Texas in general, really) has always been bi-polar. The year I met my husband, in Austin, we went walking in the snow. The next weekend we went hiking up Barton Creek (before it was all developed), and it was in the high 80's/low 90's. This was in January.

And, as the weatherman said, "Drought. Flood. Drought. Flood. Drought. Flood. In other words, normal Texas weather."
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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The winters have been unusually dry and warm here in SoCal for a couple of years. But the summers have not been warmer than usual, and I can remember other spells of drought in the 40+ years I've been here, so I'd hardly call it extreme weather.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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How old are some of you? Have you ever looked up the weather history for the area in which you live? I'm 46. I've seen extremes in both ranges where I live in my life time. The history of the area shows sometimes things were colder, hotter, and more flooding. The only constant with weather is change. In the mid 1970s we had snow stay on the ground in south Louisiana. We've had winters that reached 80 degrees. We've had some days in summer that exceeded 100 degrees. What makes today different from weather in the past is 24/7 news networks. When the weather happens in the northeast, the news coverage is overly covered because that's where so many network news offices are located.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It doesn't matter what we "feel". It matters on, as Thomas Dolby said "SCIENCE !"
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Here in Northern lower Michigan the last 2 winters have been extremely cold and the summers variable. This is within the normal range for this are which can see up to 16ft of snow in a winter or like this year very little at all this seems to go on a cycle so its really nothing out of the ordinary.

One good thing about more snow is the rise in the water levels in not only the lakes but the water table too, no drought here !
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