Skip to comments.Now Is the Winter of Our Discontent
Posted on 01/31/2014 5:02:28 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
At times in January, Chicago was colder than the South Pole, while flowers bloomed out of season in balmy Juneau, Alaska.
Driven by contorted bends of the jet stream, cold snaps and snow kept Northern and Southern states in a deep freeze, while unusually warm weather and record drought gripped the far West.
The U.S. has been a country divided by temperature extremes, in a winter of record Western highs and bone-chilling Eastern lows, federal climate experts and private meteorologists said.
A formal federal tally of January's temperature trends won't be completed for weeks, but preliminary regional data compiled by commercial meteorologists suggest that the Eastern half of the country is experiencing one of its 10 coldest winters on recordwith thousands of local records for cold already tied or broken. By contrast, California, Alaska and the Western U.S. are having one of the 10 warmest winters, with several cities setting records in January for high temperatures.
"We are talking about significant departures from normal," said meteorologist Joe D'Aleo, chief forecaster at Weatherbell Analytics LLC, a commercial forecasting company based in New York.
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Oh my god, could it be......Global Normalcy?
ROFLMAO!! Good one.
Last year will be declared as the “Second Warmest Year in the last century” or some such.
That was announced a few weeks ago on Nightly News.
No...they’re not biased.
Not to be pedantic, but the headline mis-uses Shakespeare. The quote from Richard III is intended to be a (not heartfelt) statement that everything has suddenly improved — “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” It’s a claim that, yes, times were bad but now is when things have become glorious.
BTU Redistribution To Eliminate "Temperature Inequality"
Why should some people have warm temperatures while others must suffer the indignity of living withcold, ice and low BTU's?
Is there such a thing? I think not! LOL
That sure bursts their logic bubbles...
Change is the only constant. Who knew?
Several years ago we had one of the coldest summers on the west coast. Big deal. It meant nothing other than just what you intimated. Global Normalcy is change, not the same repetition over and over year after year.