Four years ago, the New York Times said the earth was getting too hot for snow and the winter Olympics was going to have to be cancelled in the future.
Experts predicted the 2018 Olympics would be the coldest ever, and also said it was threatened by global warming.
Ninety years ago today the eastern and southeastern US was experiencing an incredible January heatwave.
Texas was 90 degrees and New York State was 74 degrees.
TX 90 GA 87 NC 86 SC 85 FL 84 AL 82 LA 81 VA 81 MS 80 WV 80 AR 79 MD 79 OH 77 KY 76 PA 76 TN 76 DE 75 NJ 75 OK 75 NY 74 MO 73 IL 70
There was a large tornado outbreak along the frontal boundary.
The Lake Placid, NY winter Olympics almost had to be cancelled because of a lack of snow.
Eventually the snow came, but it wasn’t enough.
This is what Lake Placid looks like today.
Lots of snow and cold forecast through the end of the month.
January 14 has gotten much cooler over the past century in the US, with 1928 being the warmest and 1932 being second warmest.