Not so much in Arizona. Still chilly here in PDR at 46 degrees.
"Winter storm closes 180 miles of I-40 in Arizona"
"(CNN) -- A winter storm packing heavy snow and gusty winds forced authorities to close 180 miles of Interstate 40 in northern Arizona on Sunday until further notice.
The road was closed in both directions about 6:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. ET), said David Beck, dispatch supervisor for the Flagstaff office of the Arizona Highway Patrol. The closure stretched roughly from Kingman in western Arizona to eastward to Winslow, including the city of Flagstaff, he said.
Portions of Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff were also closed, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation's website, as were several state roads."
numerouno: I find it interesting that even tho it was cold in Europe for quit some time this winter that the Baltic does not have more ice cover.
You may have found me pointing out the lingering amount of heat in the Baltic this winter.
You notion of a "quite cold" winter did not happen here. The FMI says winter temps (months 12-2) were 0.5 to 2.5+ degrees C above the average. Thermic winter began in the southern coast as late as Jan 6th 2012, which is exceptionally late, about two months later than the normal.
I can see locations in ND are expected to see 19C, and low 20s during the weekend. (In the late afternoon, I have 9.1C in the airport's meter myself over here.)
These forecasted ND temps I believe would be at or near the maximum temperatures ever recorded in the area for the time of the year?