Jokes on You Snowbirds! Montana Was Warmer than Florida This Week
What word should I use to describe the winter of 2024 (so far)? It is a tough one. It is not what we are used to seeing. Instead of being the typical cold with snow piled high, we are fluctuating between weather so cold that it hurts your face to struggling to decide if we should put umbrellas in our poolside cocktails.
According to the National Weather Service
El Nino is a natural climate phenomenon marked by warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, which occurs on average every 2-7 years. El Nino’s impacts on the climate extend far beyond the Pacific Ocean. El Nino’s influence on the U.S. is weak during the summer and more pronounced starting in the late fall through spring.
El Nino is to blame for your snow shovel collecting rust in your garage. The warm temperatures are followed by extreme cold and then another thaw. Mother Nature is a little bipolar, to say the least.
Just check out some of the craziest weather events we have had over the years.
Montana's Top 10 Record-Setting Wild Weather Events
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There was a huge flip in temperatures across the nation this past week. We here in Montana experienced unseasonably warm temperatures. While people in Florida are huddling around space heaters dressed in parkas.
Just imagine how all the "snowbirds" are feeling now. Thinking that they were being smooth and heading south before Montana's crazy winter weather set in. Now they are frantically digging in their suitcases for more winter clothing.
LOOK: Biggest snowfalls recorded in Montana history
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