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I know last year wasI know last year was extremely abnormal for Kentucky, with temperatures far above where they should have been. I've seen flukes throughout my 54 years in this area, but generally speaking it has gotten progressively warmer since my youth, with less Winter and downright oppressive Summer heat. The fact that the TV weather folks changed the way they determine "normal" temperatures several years ago (by averaging the temps of the last ten years only) makes it confusing for younger people who weren't familiar with the real Winters we had back in the '50's, '60's, and '70's.

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