The unusually warm weather was recorded in almost all U.S. states. Even in the North America, where the people were in doubt, replace snow shovel at a golf club.
Yesterday's icebreaking trawl Kennebec River in Maine, was the shortest in recent times, as the Coast Guard surprised not found on the river ice.
"It's like the fact that we missed the winter, and now with the increase in temperature can skip and spring, too," said Gino Izzi, a senior meteorologist National Weather Service office in Chicago. Weather forecasters predict that temperatures will remain at an extremely high level until the end of March.
Izzy told me that the reason for the sharp increase of temperatures are trends that are moving from north to south on the west coast, and at the same time does not affect the temperature in the remaining states. In addition, such as the La Nina phenomenon, which this year focused on Canada and provoked a warm winter in the rest of the United States.
The warm weather has caused some problems, including increased risk of fires. Dry and windy weather has prompted six counties in the state of North Dakota to declare an emergency and fire hazards.
Another consequence of the increase in temperature has a social aspect — the Americans established a belief in global warming, according to a poll in December — 62 percent of people believe that the Earth is getting warmer and warmer.