Last January, the weather in the Eastern US was picture perfect. NOAA calculated this lovely weather to be the third most extreme in history.
This year, the weather has been much colder and stormier – which is much less extreme than last year’s mild, calm weather.
the U.S. had its quietest month in nearly two years during January 2013, according to NOAA’s U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI).