NYC Is Warmer Today Than On The Fourth Of July

It doesn’t feel much like Christmas Eve, does it? The Hill reports:

Washington will see highs in the 70s on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, challenging records each day. Other cities will break their records as well — according to The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., and Burlington, Vt., had already broken their daily records by early Thursday morning. Temperatures in Boston could break their 20-year-old records by almost 10 degrees, the Boston Globe reported, and New York’s forecast high temperature of 76 degrees would be higher than the city’s actual high on the 4th of July (75 degrees).

  • Lakeview Bob

    Anyone in their right mind understands that global warming was a poorly coined term for climate change. So that leaves the fundies out who last years derided the climate change activists when there was record snow snarking about global warming. Think Caribou Barbie. Anyway what will they say now?

    • Queequeg

      They will still deny reality, as they always do, and they will call all reputable scientists “libtards”, all the while congratulating themselves on how clever they are.

    • Smithbc

      I guess there won’t be any idiots bringing snowballs into congress to “prove” that climate change isn’t real anytime soon.

    • BobSF_94117

      I’m confused. Are you saying there really is a caribou out there dressed as Barbie?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I argue all the time with those that say: Well… maaaaybe there is some human influence , but jesus will either FIX it, or will destroy the entire planet again anyway. So don’t worry about and don’t you DARE tax our beloved carbon..

      • Bj Lincoln

        I know a few ‘christians’ like that. When my son was 8 or 9, one of his classmates parents told him that ecology, recycling and taking care of the animals and planet was ‘Gods” job. If we use up resources or kill off creatures, ‘God’ will provide more. My child was so pissed off he came home early and did not want to go back. I think he got his first real dose of fundy religion that day and it bothered him for a long time.

        • canoebum

          Of course, when dengue and malaria start to show up in Texas, Louisiana, and the other southern states, the Fundies will blame the “illegals” for bringing their tropical diseases to the pristine north.

          • ZhyKitty

            They already say that down here because of the TB scare years ago.
            They really do believe that poor brown skinned people bring diseases up from Mexico (I heard an embarrassing comment at Family Dollar to that effect not even a week ago)…but of course, these same people who think like that, they don’t want anyone, citizen or not, to have healthcare on THEIR dime, not stopping to think about how the diseases that are communicable are not going to stop and ask someone if they have insurance and enough money for meds and a deductible. It makes no sense.

          • Dengue, at least, is already here in Texas. It’s the brown-skinned terrorists’ fault.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          thx for this story Bj

  • BearEyes

    Felt good to open the back door and grill some brats outside for lunch today.

    • KCMC

      few things say holiday like a thick greasy brat at the back door

      • Piet

        OMG I WISH! What I could do with a thick greasy brat — wait, you mean a sausage? Oh.

        • WildwoodGuy

          What Piet? You couldn’t do the same thing with a thick greasy SAUSAGE? I think you need to expand your imagination a bit…

    • Bj Lincoln

      That sounds good! I have put off getting the grill ready for winter so It is ready to go just outside my back door. It’s 70 and gray outside. At least it stopped raining. It’s been raining for 3 days.

      • BearEyes

        I keep my grill out on my back deck all year round. I just keep a cover over it. True I don’t grill as much in the winter, but it’s fun once in a while to grill when it’s 20 and sunny as well.

      • WildwoodGuy

        Thanks for that bit of information! We just got our power back on here after 33 hours without and 39 degrees and 2 inches of rain. Seventy degrees and no rain sounds like HEAVEN to me!

    • Ray Taylor

      I’m jealous, its only 47 here.

  • Queequeg

    But I heard that climate change was a hoax. Every troll says so. How can this be happening?

  • bkmn

    And if it snows tomorrow the neanderthals will say that shows there is no global warming.

    • gaylib

      The immediate cause to this is actually El Niño. But the fact that we are having a monster one this year is totally attributable to global warming.

  • Mister Don

    67 currently in Boston

  • Hue-Man

    Montreal noon EST 56F forecast high 61F. Previous record high 47F in 1957. Normal high 25F.

    Paging Jim Inhofe.

    • Oh’behr

      Can I say, FUCK, Jim Inhofe? Er, I did say it. I feel better. Not that it helped a damn thing. Dammit.

    • Soren456

      Bring your snowball, Jim.

  • KCMC

    Happy Warming!!!

  • Blake Jordan

    But it is probably snowing somewhere, so of course global warming is not real…

  • Prion

    ..,

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    And this year, in Florida, Gov. Voldemort banned the term “climate change”. We’re fucked…

    • BobSF_94117

      You should thank him! This way, the weather will just go around Florida.

      • TampaDink

        Yup. And rising sea levels will know to only rise along the coasts of other states. Sorry bout that AL & GA.

    • Prion

      ..,.

  • Captain Jack

    51 in SF this rainy morning..

    • Leo Tallant

      It’s only 40 here in the North Bay (Sebastopol). It’s kind of scary when it’s warmer in The City than it is up here! We Sonoma County folk always assume it’s colder in SF because . . .well . . . it usually is LOL.

      Rain has slowed down here though it might pick up again later.

    • bkmn

      I’m sure that rain is welcome after the last few years.

      • Captain Jack

        I’m loving it, I’m thinking a hike in Muir Woods today would be great..

      • Oh’behr

        What is the drought deficit? How much rain and snow do you still need?

        • pch1013

          Lots. Lots and lots. The good news is that North State – where the biggest reservoirs are – is getting plenty of rain and snow; most areas up there are well above normal for the month already. But the drought map hasn’t really changed, at least not yet; SoCal remains very dry.

          http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA

          • Oh’behr

            Thanks for the information and the map.

    • bzrd

      44* in east bay burbs

    • BudClark

      55 in the California desert and sprinkling …

  • Prion

    .,.

    • David L. Caster

      So true. There isn’t a landmass under the North Pole. We were supposed to be off fossil fuels about 100 years ago.

      • ZhyKitty

        I had no idea there was no land mass under the North Pole!
        You guys teach me something new every single time I come to JMG!

      • Episonix

        Well, technically, there was a landmass there a few hundred million years ago and there will be one there in a few hundred million years hence.

        • Steve Teeter

          That won’t do us any good.

  • WarrenHart

    My air conditioner has been running for 3 days now. I live in the south USA but we never have to turn the air on between the 1st of November and March.

  • Soren456

    Christian meteorology takes another hit.

  • are you people scared yet? do you understand why i don’t have children? why i’m not so worried about my “legacy,” as i’m pretty sure bacteria won’t give a shit even if i did publish a great deal more before i die. they’ll be all that’s left, for a while. like, millions of years. or maybe not. hell, “snowball” earth sustained enough life to make us, so there’s always that possibility. the sun’s not going out for billions of years, so there’s time for Round Two, Cockroaches that Talk.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Well it would be round 4 i think. 1 mass extinction before the dinosaurs. Then 2nd wss dinosaurs demise. Then 3rd will be our extinction….
      Frankly humans have been the worst creature this poor planet has “created”
      Round 4 would be cockroaches and rats

      • i’m a big sci fi reader and that’s one of my favs. the whole “what was it like during another round of evolution that lasted a long time?”

        fact is dinos were around for a really, really long time. who knows if some of them were sapient? that’s not something current science can prove. there is a great volume of sci fi shorts about dinos (can’t remember the title now). one of them was about the comet that ended the rule of dinos on earth. tl;dr, that comet was a space ship they created and guided to the earth, to take them away to go to the stars. the Trek franchise did a variant of this as well.

        you just can’t be sure none of them were what we’d call “intelligent.” it’s too long ago for any useful evidence that modern science can understand.

        • John30013

          Don’t forget Madame Vastra and the Silurians on Doctor Who.

        • Leo Tallant

          Oh yes, the Voth on Star Trek Voyager. I loved that episode. I finally got a Voth bridge officer for Star Trek Online LOL.

          • everyone here really needs to watch that one. srsly. the words “Heresy, against Doctrine” will stay with you, for a long time.

          • Steve Teeter

            Somebody wrote a Trek novel along that line too.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            is that season 5 or 6, because honestly, I don’t remember the Voth at all

        • LonelyLiberal
          • JCF

            …and her wife Jenny would like to lie back and spread for Madame Vastra! ;-p

        • Phillip in L.A.

          What are you reading right now, chicago dyke? (If I may venture to call you that….)

      • bkmn

        Does that mean that Tony PerKKKins will survive for round 4?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          but which type is tony? a cockroach or a rat
          OR is he some type of mutant hybrid rat/cockroach??
          a ratroach?

          • bkmn

            I’ve always thought of him as more of a cuckold.

        • ZhyKitty

          LOL

      • fuzzybits

        We are the most invasive species.

      • bitwise

        The problem is that if we screw it up then the next species won’t have the same advantages that we had from carbon fuels because we’ll have used all the material reachable by a pre-industrial civilization, no industrial revolution, no leg up into space. If we die off earth life will likely die when the sun expands. We’re probably the best chance that our form of life has to escape that final extinction event.

        And we’re apparently on the path to self-destruction because of greed and ignorance. Maybe this is the solution to the Fermi Paradox after all.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Wouldn’t humans and the existing plant life turn into “carbon fuels” for the next iteration in say 250 million years?

      • Jafafa Hots

        Not to be too pedantic, but there have been five mass extinctions (The “Big Five”) so far that have killed off more than 50% of the world’s species… and more that were somewhat less severe.

        • Johnny Toro

          And a perfect segue to plug Elizabeth Kolbert’s book “The Sixth Extinction” — the “Anthropocene”, that is extinction caused by man; already species are going extinct at a rapidly accelerating pace — from tree frogs, to large mammals; read and weep the decimation of large herd populations in Africa, disruption of food chains in the oceans, etc. Publitzer Prize winner, an important and needed book – unfortunately, I fear, has not been read widely enough. Riveting if depressing.

    • unsavedheathen
      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Thanks for the link

      • Jimmie Z

        Ugh. What a terrible read. But thanks, I needed a dose of reality.

        • unsavedheathen

          Handy in case there’s a lull in the holiday dinner conversation.

    • Todd20036

      Actually, the more dire issue of global warming is that the endgame isn’t that bad… to the tea baggers.

      The endgame is human dieback – where massive amounts of people will die due to disease, famine, war over dwindling resources.

      But most of the dieback will occur in Africa, China, India, and to a lesser extent, Russia and Central America.

      And no goober is going to care about suffering in those places

      • Octavio

        I’m still hoping for a massive break out of bird flue in the central states. Sorry folks in Oklahoma, Kansas, eastern Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, etc. And maybe a curse on the first born male in every family in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi,Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, hmmmmmm . . . am I missing any bastion of the bible belt that could use some pestilence and plague?

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Iowa lost 30 million laying hens and 1.5 million turkeys this year.
          ( I am still suspicious of the ” need ” to gas entire flocks based on fear )

          • Octavio

            That’s because you have compassion. On the other hand, it never bothered the Germans.

        • ZhyKitty

          I’m actually rather fond of my oldest son….
          In fact, I’m rather fond of all of my children…lol

          • Octavio

            OK. You get to keep yours. But only you. 🙂

          • Steve Teeter

            I think all you have to do is mark your door sill with lamb’s blood. Then you’ll be fine.

        • John30013

          We’ve had some strong tornados and flooding down south this week. Gawd’s aim isn’t improving…

          • Gery Weißschädel

            Well, at least he/she/it keeps practicing.

      • Alex in Idaho

        Oh, but the goobers WILL care–before they all die, those millions will be migrating or trying to migrate into their parts of the world and disrupting the global economy.

        • Steve Teeter

          “… and disrupting the global economy.” Yeah. Venezuela is one of the biggest oil exporters on the planet, lots of it coming to us. If they starve or try to migrate in massive numbers and can’t pump oil any more it will be ugly.

      • Librarykid

        Lots of goobers are gonna die and those that don’t are going to live on lots less land than they live on now. It is not just the coastal regions that will be lost. Any river emptying into the rising oceans will carry that flood inland and since the water will be salty, it will ruin farmland. It is going to be more expensive, require a lot of adjustment and there are not going to be all that many people with money to manage. Lots of stupid people have been talked into not accepting the science behind climate change. Unfortunately, they are also the ones who will not be best equipped, or even adequately equipped, to make it in the new world. The wealthy will find it even easier to exploit the masses. It will be a very dystopian society.

    • canoebum

      That’s what they meant when they wrote, the meek shall inherit the Earth.

  • Prion

    .,,

    • Todd20036

      But what does one wear for the apocalypse?

      • Soren456

        Your Sunday best.

      • TampaDink

        Lovey Howell would know who to ask.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        I think a tastefully tailored black or gray morning coat, with appropriate gloves.

        Sombre, classy, and in the infinitesimally tiny chance there really is a God, one wants to make a good impression right away.

      • BudClark

        FLAMING rags!

  • Butch

    Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan we had a record high and a record high minimum yesterday; the grass is still green. Last year at this time we were 20 below zero.

    • stuckinthewoods

      What I’m noticing in my record keeping is that the lows are diverging upward more strongly than the highs are.

  • Prion

    ,..

  • Prion

    ,.,

    • Bj Lincoln

      I like this one. Thanks

    • Ray Taylor

      Both.

  • Prion

    ,,.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I’ve been attaching O Holy Night to emails these last few days. Miche Braden . . . what a voice!

  • Prion

    ,,,

  • bkmn

    And up in the PacNW both Snoqualmie and Stevens pass are closed due to record snow falls (several feet in the last couple days) and Oregon state troopers are warning that I-84 will be very busy with people trying to get across the Cascades by car with all the people diverted from the WA passes.

  • Prion

    ….

  • Steven Leahy

    Meanwhile in Nebraska, after being told we’d get little to no snow this holiday season, we have 8-9″ on the ground. Even with a snowblower, clearing the driveway SUCKED. I tried to go to work this morning and was so slick I turned around and went home – accidents everywhere – emailed boss and he told me to stay home, he was at home too. Of course the city was not ready, so there are no plows out and they didn’t put any salt down 🙁

    • KCMC

      balmy here S of St Joe. Skate down I-29 and we’ll warm you right up.
      P.S, bring your 8-9″ with you, please. Thanks.

    • bkmn

      After moving from MN to WA last year we are getting used to the concept that if it does get below freezing and there is any fog the roads will be icy (they don’t treat the roads out here) so our Saturday morning trip to Trader Joes may become a Sunday afternoon affair. We quickly stocked up on food so if it does snow or we have freezing rain we don’t need to leave home for a couple of days.

      • Steven Leahy

        I am with you there, I always stay stocked up on everything!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Did Omaha stations predict this ? Des Moines missed it by a mile. Again.

      • Steven Leahy

        NO they fucked up. They said maybe 1″ but probably no significant accumulation. Just measured again, almost 10″ here – was still coming down when I checked last.

        You lucky dawg.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Looks like 8- ish here. You would think I could tell the difference, but no…

          • Steven Leahy

            LOL I had to use a tape measure

  • Steven Leahy

    I am jealous – only 30 F here

  • Cuberly

    And in No Cal it’s rain rain rain, and it’s freaking cold. Well, cold for here.

    Man-o-man do we need the rain.

    • stevenj

      The snow level is down to 2000 ft in the Bay Area today and tonight so the higher peaks may be white tomorrow morning.

      • Cuberly

        That’s gonna be cool. Time to go for a walk tomorrow morning. As long as it isn’t raining too hard.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Very cold wind whipping around here in SoCal–had to break out a topcoat this week

  • Sam_Handwich

    we’ve peaked at 63 here, south of boston

    seen a few cherry trees starting to bloom

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      That is so NOT good.

      • Bj Lincoln

        It is not good. They get confused and may not bloom when they are suppose too and bare no fruit.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Ever since I moved to Maryland, I have had fresh dill, dandelions and chives in the Fall. I still have cherry tomatoes on the vine! I could have planted radishes for the 4th time this year. I love the long Autumns and short Winters here but it looks like we may not have Winter this year. It has not even hit freezing yet!

    • pickypecker

      I have a forsythia going into bloom here in Chicago. My magnolia blossoms are beginning to swell too. 🙁

    • Six Pins Delores

      Me north of the city and saw the same a week ago

    • Joe in PA

      We have viburnum blooming. Ugh.

  • KCMC

    Santa’s favorite elf can prance in comfort in his favorite tropical wear.

    • Joe in PA

      I have a new appreciation for candy canes. mmm mmm mm

    • LonelyLiberal

      Needs more Christmas balls.

    • JCF

      Dude is seriously BENT!

      • KCMC

        (dr Seuss) “Oh the Places He Can Reach!”

    • Phillip in L.A.

      A candy-cane shaped codpiece. Who’d a thunk it?

      (Sighing.) Alright, I suppose our society has become a teensy bit decadent

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Been warm here too- 6 inches of RAIN this month ( unprecedented ).
    Yesterday, the super high tech professional weather person said a chance of 1 or 2 flurry of white this morn.
    Ummmm ……………we have almost 6 inches of purdy Fluff. YAY

  • Mike in Texas

    We’re just back from Germany where we saw rhododendrons and tulip trees in bud.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Is their weather messed up as well?

      • barrixines

        Here around the Mediterranean, temperatures have been well above average for a couple of months now. A lot of Christmas stories need to be rewritten to include the Christmas Mosquito.

        • Octavio

          Ah, yes. . . Facundo, the xmas mosquito. I know him well. In BsAs he brings Dengue fever to all the little girls and boys.
          😐

      • Hue-Man

        “Switzerland is entering its third Christmas season in a row with little or no snowfall.”

        “Snow levels in the southern French Alps are as much as 80 percent down, and some resorts have delayed opening.”

        http://www.euronews.com/2015/12/23/where-s-the-snow-alpine-ski-resorts-count-cost-of-a-warm-christmas/

        News coverage from Switzerland and France has reported skiing only on glaciers.

      • pickypecker

        I have friends in the Netherlands and they are reporting (and have been for a while) never before seen high temperatures.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Awesome guys! Thanks for the global updates.

  • TheManicMechanic

    If I can’t have a nice, snowy Xmas day, I’ll take t-shirt weather instead. Sadly, it’s wet outside, but having windows open and fresh air is a nice bonus.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I planted Tulips yesterday. Unbelievable.

    • Octavio

      We scattered several large containers of wild flower mix (the Death Valley collection) and watered them in yesterday. With luck, the expected wet weather from El Niño will bring us a bumper crop of blossoms by February. 🙂

  • Octavio

    It’s never too early to plant Royal Palms in Central Park.

  • John30013

    Here in the Atlanta area is raining like crazy and we’re under a flood warning. But I’m heading out to see the Star Wars movie anyhow… Yrs, I’m probably an idiot.

  • Oh’behr

    The future is now here.

  • Joe in PA

    But I’m sure the Donald will be tweeting about it…saying he was wrong last summer. Oh right….

  • Joe in PA

    the oh so scientific tRump:

  • Octavio

    We were headed out to McCarran airport looking forward to spending this time of year at Whistler. They only have a snow base of 77 inches, but that’s good enough for excellent ski conditions. We got to McCarran two hours before our flight, however, the lines and delays were longer than 2.5 hours. We missed our flight. Bummer. Waiting to hear if we get rebooked today. If not, there’s no refund on our hotel reservations. Major bummer. It’s an uncomfortable 48 F outside. Even a more major bummer again! These 21st Century problems are working my last good nerve!

    • Phillip in L.A.

      As your attorney, I would advise you to stay indoors and partake of your favorite intoxicant–to excess, if necessary

      • Octavio

        Thanks Dr. Gonzo. Good advice. 🙂

        • Phillip in L.A.

          My pleasure, Mr. Thompson!

          • Octavio

            😀

      • coram nobis

        Mix up a tall, cool Tequila Mockingbird.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Did you know Tequila? She was a local celeb/club-kid in the early 80s here in L.A.

  • MDB

    A good reason to come out West and Ski New Mexico.

    ~~ Happy Holidays and Fairy Merry Christmas boyz and grilz.~~~

    http://www.thegailygrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/hunkapella-xmas.jpg

    • Circ09

      I learned to ski as a kid in Ruidoso – pronounced Rio-doe-sa to us West Texas sand rats 🙂 I thought it was the real deal until I skied mountains in Montana.

      • Octavio

        Every one who skis needs to ski Alta, Utah, at least once. The most delicious, dry white powder and the only place I know of where snowboards are still not allowed. 🙂

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Thanks for the holiday cheer, MDB!

    • coram nobis

      How uplifting!

  • LonelyLiberal

    74 in my gardens (a warm microclime locally) and 70 officially and still rising. The trees are thoroughly confused and a few are starting to throw spring leaves.

    By next Thursday? Freezing rain in the morning, fifty in the afternoon. This is insane.

  • Mark

    Just north of Dallas – and I’ll be putting some 4×4’s in the ground to extend my deck.

    The weather thingy says: 86.2°
    It’s beginning to look alot like……summer.

    • Circ09

      I’m getting ready to re-pot my avocado. Crazy thing to do at Xmas time but the poor thing needs it and the plants are so confused by the weather I don’t think it will matter.

      • LonelyLiberal

        Usually as long as they aren’t frost nicked while transplanting, they’re fine. In today’s weather, you could transplant equatorial tropicals without damage. 🙂

  • gaylib

    Near 80 and muggy hear in NC. Low tonight around 70. Feels like summer.

    • gaylib

      Needless to say, the AC is working overtime.

      • ZhyKitty

        Mine too!! Isn’t that just insane?

        • gaylib

          totally. I see people wearing jackets with confused looks on their faces.

    • ZhyKitty

      Just below you in SC, and I can’t believe this weather.
      My yard is a river/swamp and temp wise, it feels like late May!
      There’s clover blooming and green all over the place out here, so it even looks a little like spring…if it weren’t for the naked trees…

      • gaylib

        Lot of flooding here too. Including my basement 🙁

        • ZhyKitty

          Here as well…we have so much water, my lower yard looks like a river and on higher ground it’s still almost up to the bottom porch step, ankle deep! They’re calling for another week of rain. I don’t know what we’ll do.
          Do you have a pump for your basement? With them calling for more a lot of us are going to end up with flooding like we’ve never had before.
          Someone was talking about a drought earlier and I kept thinking…shit…they can have all this rain here. We can’t get rid of it!

          • BudClark

            My sister in rural central Florida is having the same problem … her side yard is LITERALLY floating away!

        • BudClark

          Fortunately we’re at the top of the hill, with no basement.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        My mom called last week all worried about her basement that was leaking water. She wanted me to come over to find the leaking pipe. I said mom, we just got 4 Inches of rain on already saturated soil.
        ( annual avg is about 34, we are now near 60 )

        I told her mine was seeping too; she had Relief and couldn’t believe she didn’t think of that herself. She is 89.

        • ZhyKitty

          Bless her heart!
          Sorry about your basements. That really sucks.

      • Tor

        Not to mention the hell it plays on the trees, waking from dormancy, only to be hit with record freezes in a couple months.

        • gaylib

          No shit. I live in a neighborhood that was originally developed in the 30’s. They planted trees that grew large but only have about a 100 year lifespan. They are all starting to get to that age and when it rains like this they start to topple. I’ve got one that’s about 60 feet tall about 10 feet from my house. That tree scares the crap out of me.

  • ZhyKitty

    Yep. When it got to 78 degrees in here about 2 hours ago, I had to turn on the a/c.
    Running the air conditioning on Christmas Eve is unheard of.
    Wild weather. The yard is underwater and we had to park our vehicles up on high ground so we could get in and out without bogging down in the mud, because it just won’t stop fucking raining, and the ground just can’t soak up anymore water, plus it’s hot to boot. Crazy as hell…feels like late May out here.

    • Octavio

      Next you’re gonna be plagued with West Nile virus. Take care of yourselves!

      • ZhyKitty

        It couldn’t be any other way.
        I do seriously worry about this kind of weather and the flooding affecting the vulnerable population here…the poor and the elderly…people do get sick when it’s hot and wet like this and in the forecast they’re just calling for more of the same. I’ve never seen anything like this before.
        Going to be a LOT of flood damage.

        • Octavio

          And to think the Old Testament gawd of Abraham promised he’d never destroy the world with flooding never ever again — except in bits and pieces? The liar.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Wow! Take care and be safe, ZhyKitty. I saw that about 10 people have died already from the heavy rains and tornado

    • BudClark

      My a/c is on 75 F. at 3:10 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 25th.

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone who thinks climate change isn’t real is a fool period.
    Here in CNY, I’ve seen people out in t-shirt and shorts.. on Christmas ever.
    Back in my youth, at this point not only did we have a white Christmas, the snow would be as high as the eye could see.
    I fear that is a thing of the past now, we haven’t had a decent December snowfall in the past five years and it’s only going to get worse.
    I weep for the future of this planet, I truly do.

    • Silver Badger

      Don’t worry, Ninja0980. The planet will be just fine. The people, not so much.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Currently 14C in southern Ontario…..I’m literally sweeping the winter house veranda in shorts and t-shirt…….this isn’t right. But remember boys and girls, climate change and all the weird shit it brings is a fiction, ’cause Fox and Jeebus told us so.

  • SoCalVet

    go sit in a sauna for a preview of Earth 2050.

  • JCF

    “Global Warming is a Libtard LIE!!1!1!”

    Here in Droughtpocalypse California, however, we are THRILLED that our snow pack is actually ahead of average for the date. Praying it keeps up…

  • Alex in Idaho

    Hah. It’s been DUMPING snow here in Boise for the last 5 hours and shows no sign of stopping. Wanna shovel for me?

  • Necessitas

    58 in the shade at 3 in the afternoon, that’s short-sleeves weather here in Northeast OH.

  • Baltimatt

    The record warmth in New York was even metioned on a newscast on Namibian radio.

  • Happy Dance

    It’s 84 here in Floriduh! My friends in Canada say their ski lifts are all closed and there is no snow to be seen. They are losing money, BUT the good news is THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING!! Merry Christmas to all you guys and gals!!

    • BudClark

      The Snow Birds are all here, but there’s no snow on OUR ski slopes (California Coachella Valley). The trick HERE is having enough MONEY, so they can FLY IN the snow ,.. although THIS year, I don’t know where they would get it.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Well! Good thing there’s nothing such as climate change, or just think how much worse!

  • bdsmjack

    It’s 25℉ here in Minneapolis, but only a light dusting of snow (it rained all day, yesterday). I thought THAT was weird.

  • Randy503

    Perhaps baby Jesus is raising the temp purposely on Christmas to call attention to climate change.

    Hey, it’s as good an explanation as anything the wing nuts come up with!

  • Canadian Observer

    Hmmph… I have to go out now and shovel snow… we got about 2 more cm since last night… and I have to do the neighbours’ too (’tis the season to go out of town). Humbug I tell ya, humbug!

    [ETA: -11C, -16 windchill] Calgary

  • Michael

    But the Republicans carried a snowball into the Senate earlier this year and said global warming is a hoax! They wouldn’t (GASP) LIE, would they?!?

    • coram nobis

      The snowball melted in the Senate, didn’t it? Snowball’s chance, global warming or hot air?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Remind me, is our big gay weather machine behind this?

    • Phillip in L.A.

      LavSat4 is currently operating within established parameters, at 79% efficiency.

    • El Marinero

      Would there not be lot more rainbows?

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  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    I’m sure this has nothing to do with global climate change!

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile in Australia, a major bush fire and a cyclone.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/25/australias-north-braces-for-christmas-cyclone-as-bushfires-threaten-south

    Such things happen late in their summer, I understand, but in the first week of summer?

    • Paige Turner

      Its the hottest December on record in the Southern States of South Australia and Victoria. Bushfire season really shouldn’t be starting until January so this is highly unusual,

      Sydney is now getting Tornados every year. We had one last week. Tornados were only ever a North American phenomenon.

  • BudClark

    It got up int the 160s F. in Baghdad the other day. Everything had to shut down for four days. Scientists tell us that will be the norm in as little as 20 years. THEN what are they going to do? Invade Antarctica?

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    I just picked some jalapeño peppers from the plants I’m growing on the roof. Picking jalapeños. On Christmas day. In New York City.