Yup, that's what is happening.
The shift in ocean currents and the warmer ocean top layer is casting along with other changes that shift the jet stream.
This however isn't totally new. The coincidence of the two creates the snow.
However... it is not all bad. Truth is we need it to bring up the water table, clean the environment, and have not had such for a very long time.
It would seem that, nature reacts, and for the first time in a very long time we will have lower insect population, ticks and other grubs which have been on the rise.
While we are getting 20 degree "weather" the climate just 100 miles out in the ocean is at 60 degrees and 30 foot waves.
The coastal storms are tracking up the east cost, and not entering the gulf. This shift is directly a result of shift in the ocean currents and rise in this temperature then goes on to melt the glaciers.
This change can be attributed to increased green house affect, but is also coupled with natural events, exaggerating the weather.
To me it is like going back in time to about 30 to 40 years ago when weather was much the same here.
This will end the 20 year draught we have been going through. It has also put an end to the extremely hot summers we were having in the late 80s.
Winter is winter again, and it has caught most totally unprepared. I am not going to complain about it, as the trees knew very well what was coming. I am not totally sure how they knew, but the pines expressed this very well and those I warned are sitting in total amazement.
We on the other hand stocked with firewood, made sure all home systems were checked and prepared.
This extreme climate change will bring more surprises. Flooding in places like Western PA is highly likely.
These are very unusual events, but with this rise in temperature, I can say more likely than not.
It is geography, which creates weather,so these events follow patterns that are not random, but frankly one should read the history of weather events in any given location to see what is most likely to occur.
We broke some records but not all.... yet.
It is still February...
That said, and all,
It bears to know all that might happen,http://www.theresilientearth.com/?q=con ... g-monsoons
With the coming 2012, this may well spell total end of all glaciers. At least in our life time..
Then there are possible other events which could occur.. and have reversing the warming affects.
One such is ash from volcanic activity.
It must be noted that the changes experienced by Earth's climate during a glacial termination are far more radical than anything projected for global warming, even in the feverish dreams of Al Gore and the IPCC.
the last decade was the hottest on record.
Well, so much for facts eh?
The decade before that was, but who needs to be so critical... We are going into the next ice age now, here anyway