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Old 03-12-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Basically what it says...I've been looking up both Chicago and St. Louis...both cities are well over 20 degrees warmer right now than they should be, and it appears it will stay that way at least for the next week. If this year isn't evidence of global warming, I'm not sure what is...this weather is about two months ahead of schedule. Thoughts?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Basically what it says...I've been looking up both Chicago and St. Louis...both cities are well over 20 degrees warmer right now than they should be, and it appears it will stay that way at least for the next week. If this year isn't evidence of global warming, I'm not sure what is...this weather is about two months ahead of schedule. Thoughts?

Who/what dictates what the weather should be?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Who/what dictates what the weather should be?
Monthly/daily averages are a pretty good measure.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: The City
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This winter has been REALLY mild. Will be in the 70s all week in Philly

Never remember a winter this warm, ever
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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The melting of the ice caps will actually reverse the mild conditions and cause weather similar to what we've experienced in the previous two years. It has to do with the disturbance of the oceanic current flows. That is an effect of global warming.

..but yes, this has been an incredibly mild winter. Too bad, I had been looking forward to another frigid winter like 2010 & 2011. Instead, Europe got it this year.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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This winter has been REALLY mild. Will be in the 70s all week in Philly

Never remember a winter this warm, ever
Me neither. Last year this time it was still cold and snowy.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: NJ
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has it been unseasonably warm all over the country? like others have stated, it's been freakishly warm. we've only had about 3" of snow this winter (not counting the October storm because it wasn't winter then! ). this week it's supposed to be in the high 60's/low 70's.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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has it been unseasonably warm all over the country? like others have stated, it's been freakishly warm. we've only had about 3" of snow this winter (not counting the October storm because it wasn't winter then! ). this week it's supposed to be in the high 60's/low 70's.
According to one map I saw, a lot of the Eastern half of the US has been warmer than normal while the upper Western Half has been closer to normal. I live in Kentucky and I have no complaints after the murder of a winter here in 2011.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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We hardly even got a winter. Since December 1st we've had 14 days where the high failed to reach freezing - just 13% of the days. In that time we had 18 days of temps 50 degrees or greater. That's pretty crazy. It snowed three times, and each of those times the 40's or 50's swept right in and melted it all within a few days.

Today is nearly 70, all weekend was around 70, and now we're suppose to be 70-80 degrees all the way through next weekend. At this rate, our winter was basically just a long spring, and now we're already into early summer. The woman on the weather this morning say she's never seen a year like this, with temps 25-35 degrees above avearge for around two weeks straight.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Here is the current snow depth across the U.S. Snow is pretty much confined to the northwestern states at this point.


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