Seventy degrees in December! It’s not unheard of in Maryland, although normal temps would be in the 40s during the day, maybe 30s at night.
But throughout the northern U.S.? Seventy degrees in December in Chicago? Temperature records are being broken in some places. Winter’s off to a mild start. (Reality check: Don’t get too excited. Winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21.) I’m trying not to be complacent. A blizzard might slap us in the face when we least expect it.
December is always a variable month here in Maryland. We rarely get snow before Christmas. But we don’t often enjoy 70 degrees, either. The photo above was taken a few days ago at the south end of the Ocean City boardwalk. Too bad there’s not many people here to enjoy it, except us year-rounders.
Seventy in December. Global warming? You think?
— John Hayden
- UK weather: snow prompts bets on white Christmas (theweek.co.uk)
- 1st December 50s in 11 years; “Average Front” Tuesday; Weekend snow trending south? (minnesota.publicradio.org)
It is incredibly wrong in Minnesota. Yesterday it was in the 50s! Today we’re returning to semi-normal temps and hopefully real snow by the weekend.
I know what you mean about that “wrong” feeling. If my memory is right, Wisconsin had almost no winter weather last year. Good luck with the snow!
I just posted this on Facebook. You are right. It’s weird weather, but I like this perfect day. Keep writing John. So many of us like it when you remind everyone of the “good” around us. Merry Christmas.
What a nice comment! Thank you, Cathy.
I would have to say yes to Global warming.. It’s a balmy 83 today sown here in the sunshine state.. if you get a cool breeze, send some our way 🙂
83 in the Sunshine state! I’d guess that’s not too unusual for the tropical, southern part of Florida, but warm for the panhandle.