So what if parts of Ontario have had the warmest Christmas Day since 1964. And that record high temperatures were recorded throughout the Eastern US States.
The basic climate conditions, i.e. El Nino, and the polar vortex, were favourable to warmer temperatures. Climate Scientists treat this short term phenomenon cautiously, and don’t necessarily attribute it to global warming. However it is unquestioned that 2015 will be the warmest year on record.
Even Canadians who are concerned about the long-term effects of climate change have enjoyed the balmy weather. But it won’t last. El Nino is weakening, and at some stage a high pressure system in the Arctic will send cold air south, as it did last February – all the way to Texas.
4RG extends to all supporters and skiers a Merry Christmas, and let’s hope the snow that we are waiting for comes soon.