if you want to be warm, move to Canada, here's NASA's mean surface temp anomaly for Dec. 15 - Jan 15.
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the areas in red are running 20-30 degrees F above normal. Look at that tiny patch of blue off the US east coast.
Huh? Is that really right? At first I was thinking, that's amazing such a small area is basically the only ones below normal, we are in said area, and it's so incredibly below normal for so incredibly long. But I seem to recall, at least for December, the mid-west to the Dakotas, practically everywhere, was massively below normal. That image indicates everyone is basically dead normal save for the East Coast, and barely any of the East Coast. I can believe it, haven't really kept track of nationwide weather at all. Just shocking when combined with how horribly cold and how early it started, and how long it's lasting, this entire winter has been for us.