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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%
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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This goes back to the global warming issue.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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I am in the greater NYC area and the weather seems ordinary.

Here we do not get allot of snow and mostly temperatures range around freezing point of water most of the winter with 2-3 weeks of colder temperatures.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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More extreme weather?

From my personal experience & memory.... no.
But the media would have you think otherwise.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Well I remember snow in Miami in 1976. Has not happened again so no.

It was cooler in the summer then but there has been so much development in the additional concrete structures, asphalt roadways, reduction of green pastures and trees has led to the feeling of more heat in summer. I lived in Davie, FL for a year in 2009 and summer was as cool as in my youth due to the still existing large expanses of trees, grass, and low-rise and sparsely clustered buildings. Less Heat sink.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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Here in Northeastern Penna, we're going through the roughest winter since at least 1994, but I'm old enouh to remember that one, and several in the late Seventies and Eighties that were on a par with it. In '94 we had over 200 inches of snow -- nothing like that this time around -- and a small "bubble" of Arctic air that broke loose and drove temps down to about -15 F, but only for a short time; coldest we've gone so far is -5.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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NOPE!

BUT............the weather people are DEFINITELY more bombastic. Every summer...........OH, IT'S SO HOT, make sure to drink gallons of water or you will DIE...................every winter, same nonsense.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:34 PM
 
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No, it is jsut the media hypes it up more.

I remember the only mention of snow or any upcoming weather was the evening or night news, and it was just a few minutes of weather that came before or after sports. Occasionally there would be a news break about tornado/sever thunderstorm conditions, but that was it. There was also a channel that had some HF type voice and a radar that a person could look at, I think it ran 24/7.

As for actual weather, I am not seeing it any different than before; there were cold winters, mild winters, hot summers, mild summers. The media loves hyping around "we are this far/below average", as if they completely forgot what the hell average even means.

The all so predicted intense hurricanes coming in have been a bust. I remember after Katrina everyone and their brother was talking about how this was the norm, and hurricanes will be stronger and hitting more frequently, and we should all be prepared for more Katrina type storms coming not once, but maybe two or three times a year.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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In Wyoming the NORM is extreme fluctuations throughout the year. We hit 70F a week ago. It could just as easily have been -30F. I've lived here nearly 45 years, and it's been that way as long as I can remember. Old timers tell me it's always been like that. I was born and raised in northern Kansas. It's about the same way, iirc.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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No.
The summers here are a little bit cooler than they used to be, while the winters are quite a bit warmer than they used to be.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:12 AM
 
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That "global warming" has been cold this winter.
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