The past few months of fall and early winter have been nothing short of crazy, but who can complain with such mild temperatures and being able to wear shorts in December? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average U.S. temperature in autumn was 56.2°F, 3.3°F above average and the warmest on record. This might not sound like much, but the U.S. Climate Extremes Index rates this autumn at 50% above average and the 10th highest value on record. The northeast was relatively dry, and had its warmest and 16thdriest November on record.
Maybe here in Pennsylvania, we will be wearing shorts sometime in January, February, and March as well. This is just a “slight” change from last year’s winter.