• SteveC

    Mar 01, 2012 - 11:31:29 AM

    Thank God there's no such thing as "global warming", or we'd REALLY be in trouble .......

  • Please not again...

    Mar 01, 2012 - 12:09:06 PM

    Is there correlation between above average winters and above average spring and summers? Really hoping to not have to suffer through another summer as hot as the last...

  • Dif Mod

    Mar 01, 2012 - 03:27:09 PM

    You can thank that volcano in Iceland for the warm winter. All that ash that made it into the stratosphere and disrupted air travel also changed the weather patterns in the arctic by blocking sunlight. End result, the really ***** winter stuff got sent first to Alaska in the first part of winter, then to Eastern Europe in the second half of winter.

  • F.

    Mar 01, 2012 - 04:04:42 PM

    There is also a theory that the above average temperatures in the Arctic prevent the jet stream from dropping low enough to give significant cold weather to the states, while at the same bottling up all that cold air up north in areas areas like Alaska. (ie. The Arctic Oscillation is affected by rising temperatures). I would be interested in hearing what meteorologists think about this theory.