NOAA reports that this winter has been very, very warm, especially when compared with previous average temperatures. This shouldn’t surprise anyone that is paying attention (or anyone who leaves their house now and then), given that NOAA and NASA found 2015 be the warmest year on record. Climate change… ya think??
Forty-six states across the contiguous U.S. had a winter temperature that was above average. Much-above average winter temperatures were observed across the West, Great Plains, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast. Each of the six New England states had a winter temperature that was record warm.
Alaska had its second warmest December-February with a statewide temperature of 14.2°F, 10.6°F above average. Several locations across Alaska were record warm including Barrow and King Salmon, while Anchorage and Juneau had their second warmest December-February.
(@NOAA) March 08, 2016