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“The mythical ‘endless summer’ is becoming a detested reality in South Florida”

While cold conditions have come and gone across a lot of the continental US, southern Florida has largely bypassed the frigid conditions and is experiencing record high temperatures.  In fact, according to Brian McNoldy in the Capital Weather Gang, “35 percent of all of our December heat-related records have been set in the past two years, and 58 percent have happened since 2006. That is a stunning statistic, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise in a warming world. Across the country, heat records have far outpaced cold records. By the end of the century, scientists expect that, on average, 15 heat records will be set for every one cold record.”  And the outlook for this La Niña winter is for an increased chance of above-normal temperatures to continue.  You can read more here.