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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

Today, at least in the Middle Atlantic states, the average temperatures turned a corner . . . .

. . . . . and started rising. That means the coldest part of the Winter, statistically, is now behind us.

So far, we have had no appreciable Winter and there is nothing on the horizon. Predicted temps from now into February are well above seasonal averages. This may well be a year without Winter.

We all know this could be an anomaly. I think many of us, while acknowledging that it could be, doubt it.

How is it in your neck of the woods?

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Reply Today, at least in the Middle Atlantic states, the average temperatures turned a corner . . . . (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 OP
bigwillq Jan 2012 #1
roguevalley Jan 2012 #20
elleng Jan 2012 #2
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #13
notadmblnd Jan 2012 #3
izquierdista Jan 2012 #4
RebelOne Jan 2012 #8
TheWraith Jan 2012 #5
MattBaggins Jan 2012 #17
hedgehog Jan 2012 #24
Voice for Peace Jan 2012 #6
The Genealogist Jan 2012 #7
virgogal Jan 2012 #9
Mojorabbit Jan 2012 #10
jberryhill Jan 2012 #11
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #15
jberryhill Jan 2012 #18
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #19
Motown_Johnny Jan 2012 #12
msongs Jan 2012 #14
Renew Deal Jan 2012 #16
Old Codger Jan 2012 #21
RevStPatrick Jan 2012 #22
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #25
Zalatix Jan 2012 #23
RZM Jan 2012 #26
Warren DeMontague Jan 2012 #27
quaker bill Jan 2012 #28
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #29

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:14 PM

1. Warm today in CT

supposed to dip back down into the 30s later in the week.
It's been cold, but not a lot of snow out here.
Been a weird winter. One day it's 50, the next it's 27.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:56 PM

20. been below zero so much I forgot what warm feels like. -36 was the lowest I think around here so far

It was -48 degrees as a high a while back in Fairbanks.

Cordova and Valdez (val-deez) got over 20-25 feet of snow.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. Same as you, Stinky!

Links?

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:36 PM

13. No link

I heard it on WTOP

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. 30 and calling for snow in southestern Mich.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

4. The trees are flowering here in Georgia

 

I saw some flowering cherries starting to bloom when I was out today. That is a bit early, normal would be mid to late February.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:28 PM

8. Yes, I live in the Atlanta area and trees are blooming again.

But our winter is not over yet, In my experience here, February is usually the coldest month.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

5. Nasty here in western New York.

The temperature wasn't THAT bad, only a little below freezing, but the windchill was brutal.

Still, we only REALLY got winter a few weeks ago, so it hasn't been that bad. Usually we'd have seen our first real snowfall in November or December, this year we still haven't gotten more than 3-4 inches at once, and maybe 20 all told, which is less than half of what we'd usually have gotten by now, maybe a third.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:47 PM

17. Oswego County

Warm and raining most of the day. Really muddy season this year. Have to mop after the dog and kids multiple times a day.

Wonder what this summer will be like with a warm weather. Most likely a insect filled summer with so many surviving this winter.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:25 PM

24. Oswego County here, too - I had chickens out on pasture today -

chickens eating grass - in January!

I figure we've got a four foot storm in March headed out way, followed by an ice storm in April!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. springy in southwest

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. It is currently 57 degrees Fahrenheit

in Springfield, MO. That is about 15-16 degrees above average. Three of the next seven days (Wed-Tues) are right at normal. The other four are above normal by 5-15 degrees. This is the warmest winter I can remember. I've seen DAYS during past winters where we had more snow than we have had during December and January together. Of course, last winter was colder than normal, and we had nasty winter weather in November and at least once every month then through March. We even had a full fledged blizzard, which is quite unusual for here. So, we had an unusually cold winter, followed by an unusually warm one. It is all over the place!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:29 PM

9. Went to 52 here in Eastern MA. I gave my place a good airing. Nice.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:29 PM

10. It is 80 degrees here in central Fl and I have only had to bring my plants in once

this winter due to a possible freeze which is unusual.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:30 PM

11. 298 Kelvin

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:40 PM

15. Pretty Spring/Summery

Florida? That's what the Tampa temp will be on Friday.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:48 PM

18. lol, I looked at the wrong city on the chart - 283 Kelvin here


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Response to jberryhill (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:51 PM

19. Ha ha ha

Common mistake.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. It has cooled down to average here in Detroit

We got about 3 inches of snow Friday night (into Saturday morning) and then it warmed up an we got rain on Sunday/Monday.

Now it is cooler again but still not really cold. 34 degrees at 5:30 pm on 1/24 is fairly average.


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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:36 PM

14. forecast high today Pt. Barrow Alaska 35 to 45 BELOW zero. your temps depend on which ways the

polar jet winds are blowing. right now the cold air being kept north.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:46 PM

16. We've had 1 day of snow in NYC

We had a little another day, but not enough to stick. It's pretty much the same story here. There very well may be a couple 20"+ storms out there, but we've made it to 1/24 with almost nothing.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:05 PM

21. Pacific Norhtwest

through Dec. was drier than normal, in fact if not for a half inch or so of rain Dec. 30-31 st it would have set a record, we had had only .02 of rain for the whole month, then Jan. started out not too bad now we have had almost 10 inches just in the last week or so.. warmer than norm too, 51 today. actually balmy. and no snow in my part of the mountains.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

22. I saw a guy wearing shorts and flip-flops today...

 

...here in New York City.
I was wearing a jean jacket.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

25. Heh! By that measure . . . . .

. . . . it must always be Spring here!

This is the very start of the Twin Blizzards of 2010. I tend to wear shorts and Crocs year round.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:16 PM

23. No rain here this season at all.

 

Argh.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:33 PM

26. Yesterday it was over 60 here in central Ohio

 

Today has been pretty much average. High in the low-mid 30s.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:36 PM

27. Significantly warmer than the previous several years.

I do think that part of the problem selling the idea of "global warming" as a threat to advanced parts of the planet that live overwhelmingly in far northern latitudes is, even after you accept that it's going on, "warming" doesn't sound all that bad.

Too late now for any real re-branding, but I think it was a mistake.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:45 PM

28. Warm in FL

Now it is "always warm" in FL, even in "winter". But it rarely hits the mid 80s in January. Many years we even get a few freezing nights and quite a few days in the 50s. We have had one light frost. Most days have been in the mid to upper 70s, and over the last few weeks we have hit the 80s several times. It was 84 on Christmas day, I had to run the AC to keep the dressed up crowd comfortable.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:36 PM

29. The warm rains yesterday

rinsed away a lot of the snow that fell on Saturday.

I know that a lot of people need winter, especially those with the sugarbushes in maple country, but I gotta tell you, after last winter, I don't mind taking a year off. In any case, my wishes and wants have zero influence on whatever happens.

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