While Europe had an unusually severe winter, they have also had a sudden spring warming which they say has threatened a lot of flooding. One explanation I read said that less Arctic ice was affecting wind patterns in a way the caused the severe Eurasian winter.
Fact: More snow is likely to fall at 20 to 30 degrees f, than at 0 to 15 degrees, so don’t judge temperature by the snowfall.
Fact in the late 1950’s in Iowa I experienced a winter with a week of nightime temperatures from 25 to 27 degrees f below zero with daytime temperature no higher than 21 below. I also experienced a week in summer of 105 to 107 degrees with no night time temperature below 93 degrees (no AC either). I wonder what the recent records are in Iowa?
Fact: After 50 years living near Washington DC, this year the cherry blossoms bloomed about 10 days earlier than average. They have been somewhat early for the past 10 years, but never this much. I just hope this heat doesn’t carry over into the summer wherever we are living.
Here, it was in the 80s less than two weeks ago, and it snowed today. No accumulation, but still amusing.