Thursday, February 23, 2017

February heat wave: record highs beating lows by more than 100-to-1 ratio


There's just something about a warm February day that reminds you that something just isn't right. It gives you that nagging feeling that maybe global warming is real after all (newsflash: it is). 

February 2016 has featured prolonged warm weather the likes of which many areas have not seen before, or have only experienced on rare occasions. 

Taken as a whole, the month-to-date in the U.S. has seen a ridiculously lopsided ratio of daily record highs to daily record lows, which is a key indicator of short-term climate and long-term climate change. 

More about Temperature Records, Global Warming, Science, Weather, and February Warmth

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