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Joaquin Hernandez

Do mild winters mean cooler summers?

William

to respond to the above question, the answer is not always. both 1998 and 2002 had very mild winters, fifth mildest and mildest respectively. however, 1998 had eight 90° days and 2002 had 32 ninety degree days. the winters of 1932 and 2012 (which also rank among the ten warmest of all time) had fifteen and nineteen 90° days respectively. so to say that mild winters always mean temperate or torrid summers will never be an accurate prediction.

Joaquin Hernandez

Wow! Thanks for the info! One more thing. This winter has been a mild one, right?

William

yes indeed. the winter of 2020's average mean temp through 2/8 is 39.2°, which currently ranks as the seventh warmest of all time, but with less than three weeks left in meteorological winter, there is plenty of time for the winter to end up ranking (decidedly) lower or higher than seventh warmest. we'll see what happens!

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