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Old 12-07-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The weather pattern the country is observing right now, that people are saying that is "too warm," is exactly how the climate of the US would be in a natural climactic state. With the Jet Stream in a natural, zonal flow, Arctic air stays bottled up in northern Canada/Alaska, like it should be, without spilling South into the US, and bringing unnaturally cold temps. This is basically a semblance of the natural US climate.
Yeah, it seems the past few years we have gotten what they've been calling "artic blasts". Not this year so far thankfully.

Sunny and in the 50's in Philly today-reaching the 60s by the weekend.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Very warm. We've only had three nights in Chicago that dropped below freezing. The next 15-day extended forecast calls for NO lows below freezing.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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We've got the mid-to-upper 70s this week in Phoenix, only had 2 nights this year that were close to freezing at night.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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I never seen such a rainy December as this one in Miami Beach in my lifetime. And it's not over, more and more rain. Almost like it's karma for all the rain we missed this summer.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Uh, no it's not. Here in the Twin Cities, highs should already be averaging below freezing, yet it's remained in the 40s every single day so far this December. Totally not normal weather for this time of the year at all.
Those average temps were skewed by the unusual cold blasts that have been affecting the US for a long time, under a climactic phenomenon known as the Cold Epoch. During a Cold Epoch, overarching atmospheric trends alter in a way such that a region's cold susceptibility is higher than before, making it easier for arctic cold to invade, and bring colder than normal temps. This has been happening to the Eastern US all throughout the advent of modern weather records, meaning that the averages you see across all the cities are, in fact, colder than what they would be under a natural climactic state.

The weather you are observing in Minneapolis now is exactly what the city would be experiencing all the time during a natural climactic state.

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Yeah, it seems the past few years we have gotten what they've been calling "artic blasts". Not this year so far thankfully.

Sunny and in the 50's in Philly today-reaching the 60s by the weekend.
Yes, and this is an example of the normal weather Philly would be experiencing if North America was at its natural climactic state, without the Jet Stream acting up. Remember, Philly lies at the same latitude as many mild winter Med Europe cities.

Subtropical vegetation grows in Philly; that's how warm the city can be. For instance, the Crape Myrtle, a tree from subtropical India, can be seen growing quite well in the city.

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I never seen such a rainy December as this one in Miami Beach in my lifetime. And it's not over, more and more rain. Almost like it's karma for all the rain we missed this summer.
This is good for sustaining the tropical rainforests around South Florida.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs, typical so far:

Snows, windy, blizzard conditions, stops snowing, winds die down, sky clears, cold, sun is back out, slowly warms up, put shorts back on.

Start cycle again in 7-10 days.
Coming in for Saturday. Time to "re-cycle".
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Pine Ridge, Florida
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I never seen such a rainy December as this one in Miami Beach in my lifetime. And it's not over, more and more rain. Almost like it's karma for all the rain we missed this summer.
I'm in north-central Florida and it's been dry here. In fact, we had a warm and dry fall and winter is starting out the same, despite predictions that it will be cool and wet due to El Nino.
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Old 12-08-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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Much warmer than normal so far.
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Chinook. Snow all gone. Windy as heck. Upper 50's.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Raining again here in the Twin Cities. All the snow that fell on November 30th is long gone.
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