I live in Lynchburg, Virginia and this has been a mild winter but I love the winter time and the cold and snow. We only had one good snow this month in February but what does this mean for summer? Will it be hot for us? and will next winter be better? Can you help me out by telling me whats coming our way? Any kind of information would be very nice! Thank You!
We live in Blaine, WA in the extreme NW of the United States. We never get information on what to expect or why we are getting the weather we've gotten. We are 200 miles outside of Seattle so the weather they get is totally different from us. Can you let us know what we might be in store for? Thanks!
Thanks for this article... Here it is 80F in tidewater, va and it's just been really weird all winter! It's nice to have a logical explanation so thanks again!
i play scottish charector at a local renfaire circa 1533. what was the weather like in scotland from say 1530-1535? or can you tell me where to go to research it. thanks
During the 1500s, Europe was in the middle of the Little Ice Age. Google "Little Ice Age" and think of furs and cozy woolens. I hope it isn't a summer production.
Evelyn, When is La Nina going to go away? We really need him to go elsewhere so we can get out of this drought in Texas.
The different agencies around the world are mixed in their forecasts, but most agree that the cool La Nina will end in spring. However, at our latitude, we usually feel the after-effects for one or two more months.
Here's some good news, Texans (and beef-eaters). About a third of the agencies are expecting an early autumn El Nino. That warm tropical event would bring abundant rain to the South AND reduce the hurricane season.
La Nina is weakening, but that is what it does in the spring and summer months. Will it be back for the winter? Some are thinking that it will. The big question is will another dome of high pressure form over West Texas, Mexico, AZ, and NM like it did last spring/summer?
I am not sure where in Texas you are Sue, but from research that I did last fall, the DFW area's water problems were due to human mismanagement as well as lack of rain. DFW was more than 18 inches short of normal going into Jan 2012 and that area has not be effected as severely as the rest of the state.
Evelyn, fantastic! This is the kind of great weather article I love about the Almanac! PS, I need it to be unusually cool this spring. Will it be?