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Greg Fishel: A review of winter so far

Posted February 6, 2015

Divisional average temperature anomalies

Don’t let significant, but nonetheless geographically isolated, events fool you. This winter has been very tame so far. 

Not that the remainder of February couldn’t change all that, but it will take a lot of work. From a temperature perspective, December was a joke. Virtually the entire country was “flooded” with mild air. January tried to make up for December but was only partially successful, and only in the eastern United States, looking at the two months combined, the “milds” win.

From a precipitation standpoint, a lot of the country was near normal. But there were notable exceptions, especially the West Coast. One month was very wet, and the next very dry. Of course. the snows in Boston have been truly historic, and there appear to be more coming. But Boston is a city, not a country.

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  • Charles Boyer Feb 7, 2015
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    There is a difference between weather and climate change. Besides, the predictors for NC are much colder weather if the Gulf Stream shifts away from our coast.

  • abturn Feb 7, 2015

    Good to see the data behind the story. Numbers don't lie. Without a hard freeze, should we expect to see more bugs, of the bad variety, in the summer? What is the impact of a warm winter to the rest of the year?

  • Fred Kozlof Feb 6, 2015
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    Nationally, that's 'interesting'.
    Greg, how about this part of NC?
    From my perspective, we've had MANY more days where the temp is 10 degrees below normal (either the high or low), than we have 'above normal'. I know you have the DATA to correct my opinion. Please & thanks.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Feb 6, 2015

    Thanks Greg
    Love hearing your forecasts and summaries.

  • mayhem Feb 6, 2015

    That does it. Fishel's obviously a shill for the radical left agenda on "climate change."

    All I know is that if was pretty cold this morning!