Abnormally warm spring expected over entire U.S., according to @NOAA and others — The Washington Post #ActOnClimate #KeepItInTheGround

From The Washington Post (Jason Samenow):

After an unusually mild winter across the nation, forecasters are now calling for a substantially warmer-than-normal spring.

The National Weather Service, AccuWeather and the Weather Company, in rare lockstep agreement, are all predicting above-average temperatures into June…

Hues of orange, signaling various degrees of anomalous warmth, cover the maps…

The Weather Service and AccuWeather both forecast the strongest warm signal in the eastern United States and along the West Coast, with a weaker signal in the middle of the nation…

While factors such as the strength of the polar vortex and ocean and atmosphere cycles, such as El Niño, play a large role in a given season’s weather, the long-term increase in average temperatures due to human-caused climate change are increasing the likelihood of abnormal warmth.

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