Is it really January?

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Is it really January?
Is it really January?
Mad River Valley Vermont, Brian Mohr / Emily Johnson

January 2012 will certainly be known for one thing in the future… being really, really warm.

Anyone who loves winter weather and the activities that come along with it have certainly noticed the high temperatures and lack of snow.

For example, Vermont’s snow pack is well below normal.  Mt Mansfield, the highest mountain in the state has only 44 inches of snow on the summit right now. That’s about 20% below average.

In fact, the entire northeast snowpack is WELL below what is normal this time of year. Not only is the snow pack low, it’s inconsistent.  Some days this year have boasted great skiing conditions in the mountains, then the next day rain and ice ruin the fun for everyone.

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But this problem isn’t just localized to the Northeast.  The entire country has seen alarmingly high temperatures.  According to the National Climatic Data Center just under 2,800 daily record high temperatures have either been tied or broken this January, compared to 160 record lows being tied or broken.


Is it really January?

And anyone who knows how to use Google can easily figure out that the average global temperature has been on the rise since the late 1970’s.

Is it really January?

Now there are always going to be people out there like Sarah Palin. Yesterday because of unusually cold temperatures IN ALASKA she posted on her Facebook page… “Global warming? What global warming?” 

And of course there are our friends over at Fox News who devote way too much time lying about climate change. But when facts like these keep adding up year after year, it’s amazing how people can keep denying  what’s happening.

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