We have had an unusually warm winter in my part of Kansas.

@GardenGerty (104294)
United States
January 9, 2007 8:14pm CST
Are you noticing anything remarkable about the weather where you live this winter? Do you think it is global warming or el Nino?
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Winter here In Pa started out warm but has gotten much colder this month. Hepefully feb won't be too abd.
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@GardenGerty (104294)
• United States
28 Jan 07
As soon as I posted this the weather turned bad, and has been ever since
• United States
10 Jan 07
Right now we are in an upswing for El Nino, hence to quiet hurricane year. So I would expect milder temperatures for the year.
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@GardenGerty (104294)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Do you storm hunt for a living, or is it a hobby? I have heard about El Nino, and La Nina for years, but have not paid that much attention before. We of course quit being so mild right after I posted this discussion. This week we had highs in the 70's but right now we are at 18 degrees. Never boring.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
11 Jan 07
In pennsylvania we are having a warm winter also, in fact today (1/10) we sent a new record as to have gone the longest without any measurable snow. the last record was january 6th. today was the first time this winter that we got measurable snow so far and it was only an tenth of an inch. The meteroligist sre stating it is not because of global warming because Colorado has seen alot of snow so far and if it was global warning the whole world would be seeing these effects, it has to do with el nino.
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@hasseyg (313)
10 Jan 07
Yeah were having the same thing in the UK, it is either to do with global warming or it is just a natural occurance that happens very rarely.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I live about an hour and half from Chicago and last year at this time we had mega snow on the ground. It is very strange this year; as I believe we're sure to get more snow before winter is over, we have nothing right now. About 2 weeks before the actual start of winter this year we went from an intensive thunder storm with torrid rain one day, to 15 inches of snow the very next day! It was a nightmare. There were people stranded on the side of the road in ditches, etc., just trying to get to work or home. My husband picked up an old man that was stranded, with our SUV; he was walking in the deep snow, trying to get to town for help. It was so bad on the road that Mark told the man he'd be able to keep driving forward into town and drop him off somewhere but that he'd probably get stuck as well if he were to vear off the main road. The trucks weren't even out yet to clear the streets, they couldn't get out as well. It took over 2 weeks to melt, and now, except for some wind and rain, we have had nothing! That's quite all right by me because, whereas I used to love the snow, I hate it now!
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I have not a clue what is going on with our weather all around the world. It seems that every year it is getting warmer and warmer. It must be global warmings. Everyone all around is saying this.
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• Ireland
10 Jan 07
Here is Ireland we are used to very mild winters, but this winter has been unusually warm. I find I am constantly switching off my central heating as the house is too warm. From all the statistics which I have read and listened to, it would seem that the weather patterns are changing all over the world due to global warming. There is a very hot Summer forecast for the UK this year, so I suppose that will affect Ireland too. Can't say I am looking forward to it, as last Summer was too warm and I had to have a fan running in the bedroom all through the nights.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Yes I am noticing that the weather is changing a lot as for me it is summer but somedays are very overcase and can be quite cool and in the winter weather we can get quite a few warm days it is really strange how the weather is changing around the world. No I think this is global warming as el Nino normally bring rain or stops it.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
It has been unusualy warm in WI. Although, we've dropped 20 degrees since last week and I feel a little more comfortable with temps being "normal." We may be in el Nino but I also believe we are experiencing climate shift along with human induced global warming.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
10 Jan 07
We here on Vancouver Island in Canada have had a "normal" winter so far in terms of temperature only.However,we have had one of the highest precipitation winters as well as severe winds(50 miles/hour plus).These two things are MUCH higher than an "average" winter.