The Washington Post reports :
The coldest it has been on this day in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1954 is 20 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The coldest it has been on New Year’s Eve in that same time period is even colder: -25. But this year, the lows are expected to be 33 and 27 degrees respectively — meaning that 2014 will be the first year on record that the temperature didn’t drop below zero.
It is ….. the sort of thing that we should expect to see more of.
The US recorded the most nights below zero since 1989, but Anchorage now represents the global climate.
The weather pattern was almost identical in 1977, and was blamed on global cooling.