United States Facing Coldest Winter in 25 Years
January 5, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Brrrr—-meteorologists are predicting that the United States, particularly the entire eastern half of the country, will experience record-breaking blasts of frigid cold weather this winter. The nearly nationwide swath of cold and stormy weather has not been seen since January 1985, when freezing cold temperatures reached as far South as Georgia.
AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist and Expert Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi, believes our current winter weather pattern is reminiscent of the long and bitterly cold winter of 1977-78, when the Eastern seaboard experienced the great blizzard of 1978. Bastardi predicts that the winter of 2009-2010 is shaping up like the snowy winters experienced during the Hippie-Vietnam War era. “It’ll be like the great winters of the ’60s and ’70s,” he said.
This winter has already dumped high accumulations of snow on the Plains, mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the country and we are still in the early part of January.
The entire eastern half of the country continues to experience an arctic blast that is even forcing Floridians to crank up the heat, as evening temperatures hover near freezing.
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