Could we sneak by without a winter?

Today’s Scientific American has a story here explaining why we have not had a winter yet. Something about the NAO or North Atlantic Oscillation keeping the jet stream straight and high to the north of us. Could it stay up there? They can’t seem to predict that. What? Can’t predict the weather? I wouldn’t mind if spring arrived sometime early February. I bet you could go out and clip some forsythia to force right now. Go ahead. Meanwhile …

This was shot February 27th of last year. Click the photo for a shot of Motif #1 the same day. So we need to sneak past February before we can start thinking that we have skipped an entire winter.

About Paul Morrison & RD

Good Morning Gloucester reporter possessing the dangerous combination of a Press Pass and a Rubber Duck.
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One Response to Could we sneak by without a winter?

  1. On the other hand, Gloucester looks beautiful with a little snow…. (last Saturday: http://andreasthanos.blogspot.com/2012/01/snow-in-gloucester-ma.html)
    And yes, I admire those who have to go out in the cold.

    – Andreas

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