When the Pacific Ocean warms, the weather will get ... weird
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[2014 could be the hottest year on record]
For many Americans, 2013 ended with an unusually bitter cold snap. Late November and December saw early snow and bone-chilling temperatures in much of the country, part of a year when–for the first time in two decades–record-cold days will likely turn out to have outnumbered record-warm ones. But the U.S. was the exception: November was the warmest ever globally, and the provisional data indicates that 2013 is likely to have been the fourth-hottest year on record.
Enjoy the snow now, because chances are good that 2014 will be even hotter–perhaps the hottest year since records have been kept.