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Old 12-17-2013, 08:31 PM
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Philly has already had more snow this year than ALL of last year...And there's still four days until winter officially starts...

US snowpack in December is largest in a decade

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Earlier this week, snow covered more than half of the continental United States, the highest this measure has reached for this date in a decade, according to government scientists.

As of Dec. 15, snow covered 53 percent of the lower 48, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported. That's a significantly higher portion than in recent years. In 2006, for example, snow covered just 12 percent of the lower 48 states on the same date, according to Climate Central, a climate news website.

November and early December have been quite chilly for much of the country. The average monthly temperature in the continental United States in November was 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit (0.2 degrees Celsius), which is below the 20th century average, Climate Central noted.

The cold has continued into mid-December for most of the country. "With the noteworthy exception of Alaska, nearly every state was affected by the unusually cold air at some point during the November-to-December timeframe, with temperatures dipping down to at least minus 43 (degrees) F (minus 42 C) in Montana on Dec. 8, and running 10 to 20 (degrees) F (5.5 to 11 C) below average elsewhere," Climate Central reported.

What's going on? An unusual configuration of the jet stream has caused record heat in Alaska and corresponding below-average temperatures in the lower 48 states. This strange jet stream has brought warm air from the Pacific into Alaska, and cold Arctic air south into the continental United States, NOAA reported.
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Our snow will be mostly gone by Sunday if it gets up to 50 and rains like they are forecasting. Then we are to get more Monday as temps dive again.
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Remember it's no longer "Global Warming" it's "Climate Change."
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Whatever you want to call it it's for real.
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Whatever you want to call it it's for real.
Yep it's called weather supposed to have killed the poor dinosaurs. Personally I don't miss them.
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We've had the most snow in Dec in West Michigan since 2009...since I don't have to plow snow or shovel my walkway anymore...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..
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...caused record heat in Alaska...
You can take my word for it that this has ended, the thermometer at my house hasn't read above zero in three days.

Brrr.
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We have been mostly lucky as most of this last arctic storm was just south of us. Yet we did get both freezing rain and I had 6" of snow to remove.

And there is another blast coming so do check in the "Current News" where I placed ABC's weather video which is just 2:16 long.

To see if your in it's path.


I know this time around we are suppose to just get very cold.

Yet this was from last nights weather report and we all know they can't always be correct by day 3.

Even our weather man said. "at this moment the projected path might change."
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