Earth experiencing warmer winters for the past 10 years.

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    I heard a report recently that the Earth is having warmer winters now,for the
    past ten years. Meteorologists have been compiling data. And the info from the meteorological statistics, indicate that the Earth is experiencing warmer winters for the past ten years straight, since 1998.
    Here is a link for all you skeptics, go to www.ktul.com/blogs/weather/winters_are_getting_warmer_.html
     
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    How could you possibly listen to a bunch of smart people that have been researching this stuff for years? No one ever listens to them!
     
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    Yes, much more fun to listen to energy company shills and doped out radio jocks.
     
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    Seriously, this is a real problem for agriculture, as the mountain snows melt off much earlier, and the water for agriculture is not there at the time most needed.
     
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    So ... explain why we are finally getting cold again this year?
     
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    Hmmm...... Well, we had a couple of weeks that were colder here than it has been in a few years. But more wet than cold. And followed by a pineapple express that wreaked havoc in the Chehalis Valley. Now we are seeing a week of low to mid 50s. And the water year is only 3/4 normal. Overall, a warm fall, and a winter with one cold, wet spell, and a couple of warm weeks immediatly after. Wonder how the rest of the winter will go?
     
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    Then why do weather people call it 'normal' if it's not? But they call colder temperatures 'abnormal weather'?

    BTW, I remember when Western Washington use to get snow EVERY year, until the last two years we haven't seen much of it except on the mountains.
     
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    good---warmer the better--froze my ass of covering up the garden just now.
     
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    Snow was a fact of life every winter here in Portland untill the last 30 years. Now a cold winter is when the roses don't bloom all winter. My Grandfather was born in 1888 in Eastern Oregon, and every winter when he was growing up, snow drifted over the fence tops on their ranch. Now, most years, there is hardly ever more than a foot on the ground. I spent part of my childhood in the same area, and places that routinely saw -40 every year, now seldom see -15.
     
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    and the problem with that is ?
     

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