Record heat in the US in January, 2015

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Winter weather both toasty and cold a tale of 2 nations - AOL.com

In America, January and the entire winter so far has been a tale of two nations: record hot in the West, bone-chilling cold to the East. While Boston is buried in more than 8 feet of snow, parts of Pacific Northwest that depend on winter snow have gotten next to nothing.

"Winter seems to have completely forgotten about us out here," said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. "If we could find a way of sending that snow out here, we'd really, really appreciate that."

Flowers have already started popping out and the ski industry is desperate, Dello said: "You can't ski on rain, you can't ski on dirt."

But you can certainly ski in New England, if you can dig out.

California is having its warmest winter on record for a second consecutive year. And for the first time, San Francisco had no rain in January.

What's happened is that high pressure - nicknamed the ridiculously resilient ridge - has parked just west of California with unusually warm ocean water, preventing storms and cold from sneaking into the West, according to NOAA climatologist Jake Crouch. Then the jet stream dips south from Canada, bringing the cold to the Midwest and East and the cold in the East combines with the warm water of the Atlantic to provide big snow in the Northeast, he said.

And while it had been chilly in the East and Midwest, up until this week it hadn't been too record breaking, especially compared to what's been going on out West, Crouch said. There were 3,499 daily warm temperature records broken in January, compared to 775 cold ones, he said.

Going to be an interesting year.
 
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Caused by the slowing of the movement of the Rossby Waves in the jet stream and there extension north and south, caused by the decrease in the temperature gradient between the polar regions and the temperate zone, caused by the decrease in ice in the north polar region, which is caused by global warming.


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That it can. Hope we don't get a sudden freeze, now that everything has started to bloom.
 
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Record for Seneca, Oregon, -54, not considering wind chill. You still have a ways to go.
 

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Winter weather both toasty and cold a tale of 2 nations - AOL.com

In America, January and the entire winter so far has been a tale of two nations: record hot in the West, bone-chilling cold to the East. While Boston is buried in more than 8 feet of snow, parts of Pacific Northwest that depend on winter snow have gotten next to nothing.

"Winter seems to have completely forgotten about us out here," said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. "If we could find a way of sending that snow out here, we'd really, really appreciate that."

Flowers have already started popping out and the ski industry is desperate, Dello said: "You can't ski on rain, you can't ski on dirt."

But you can certainly ski in New England, if you can dig out.

California is having its warmest winter on record for a second consecutive year. And for the first time, San Francisco had no rain in January.

What's happened is that high pressure - nicknamed the ridiculously resilient ridge - has parked just west of California with unusually warm ocean water, preventing storms and cold from sneaking into the West, according to NOAA climatologist Jake Crouch. Then the jet stream dips south from Canada, bringing the cold to the Midwest and East and the cold in the East combines with the warm water of the Atlantic to provide big snow in the Northeast, he said.

And while it had been chilly in the East and Midwest, up until this week it hadn't been too record breaking, especially compared to what's been going on out West, Crouch said. There were 3,499 daily warm temperature records broken in January, compared to 775 cold ones, he said.

Going to be an interesting year.
What's happening is that yours pointing to any story on the Weather Channel and saying, "See that?! Manmade Global Warming!!"

That's not real science
 

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That it can. Hope we don't get a sudden freeze, now that everything has started to bloom.
NYC to hit record low of 2 degrees tonight...with wind chill -35-40 degrees!
It's 2 degrees NOW here...low tonight is -5, though it might top 40 Sunday.

I hope we DON'T get a quick warm-up...if all the damn snow melts at once, we might need an ark.
 

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Caused by the slowing of the movement of the Rossby Waves in the jet stream and there extension north and south, caused by the decrease in the temperature gradient between the polar regions and the temperate zone, caused by the decrease in ice in the north polar region, which is caused by global warming.


Now Tipsy, you can continue and ignore what real scientists have to say, or you can try to understand what is really happening.
What's really happening is that the polar ice caps are larger and thicker than they have been in 200 years. If the data wasn't adjusted to make the conclusion the warmers want we would all know that.
 

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Caused by the slowing of the movement of the Rossby Waves in the jet stream and there extension north and south, caused by the decrease in the temperature gradient between the polar regions and the temperate zone, caused by the decrease in ice in the north polar region, which is caused by global warming.


Now Tipsy, you can continue and ignore what real scientists have to say, or you can try to understand what is really happening.
Except the ice hasn't gone anywhere.........................
 

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Winter weather both toasty and cold a tale of 2 nations - AOL.com

In America, January and the entire winter so far has been a tale of two nations: record hot in the West, bone-chilling cold to the East. While Boston is buried in more than 8 feet of snow, parts of Pacific Northwest that depend on winter snow have gotten next to nothing.

"Winter seems to have completely forgotten about us out here," said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University. "If we could find a way of sending that snow out here, we'd really, really appreciate that."

Flowers have already started popping out and the ski industry is desperate, Dello said: "You can't ski on rain, you can't ski on dirt."

But you can certainly ski in New England, if you can dig out.

California is having its warmest winter on record for a second consecutive year. And for the first time, San Francisco had no rain in January.

What's happened is that high pressure - nicknamed the ridiculously resilient ridge - has parked just west of California with unusually warm ocean water, preventing storms and cold from sneaking into the West, according to NOAA climatologist Jake Crouch. Then the jet stream dips south from Canada, bringing the cold to the Midwest and East and the cold in the East combines with the warm water of the Atlantic to provide big snow in the Northeast, he said.

And while it had been chilly in the East and Midwest, up until this week it hadn't been too record breaking, especially compared to what's been going on out West, Crouch said. There were 3,499 daily warm temperature records broken in January, compared to 775 cold ones, he said.

Going to be an interesting year.
I'd be more than happy to share some of this wonderful cold and snow with the west coast. Right now I have about a foot of snow on the ground, the other foot has already melted(sorry :() and it's expected to get to at least -1 tonight without windchill. We are under a winter weather advisory for tomorrow and Sunday with rain,Ice and snow,the West is more than welcome to it,seriously I'd be happy to share. :D
 
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And we would be glad to have it. Or would have been glad a month ago. Now all the fruit trees are blooming, and that kind of weather would really do some harm. Many decidous trees already green, most in bud. And too little snow in the mountains.
 
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Caused by the slowing of the movement of the Rossby Waves in the jet stream and there extension north and south, caused by the decrease in the temperature gradient between the polar regions and the temperate zone, caused by the decrease in ice in the north polar region, which is caused by global warming.


Now Tipsy, you can continue and ignore what real scientists have to say, or you can try to understand what is really happening.
What's really happening is that the polar ice caps are larger and thicker than they have been in 200 years. If the data wasn't adjusted to make the conclusion the warmers want we would all know that.
Interesting. Why bother to tell a lie so blatantly a lie.
 

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Caused by the slowing of the movement of the Rossby Waves in the jet stream and there extension north and south, caused by the decrease in the temperature gradient between the polar regions and the temperate zone, caused by the decrease in ice in the north polar region, which is caused by global warming.


Now Tipsy, you can continue and ignore what real scientists have to say, or you can try to understand what is really happening.




For this little presentation to be factual you need to point to a year where there is no "wild weather". Have fun!
 

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