As Joe Romm summarized it
This was the year where winter was like spring.
Then spring was like summer.
Finally summer was something from the Dust Bowl era.
So what will 2013 hold for us?
Well, no, I don't "like" it and I do like having access to this information. I remember more snow when I was a kid, and the data confirms my subjective impression.
Thank you Ruth for your discussion on climate change.
I thought it seemed much hotter here.
Speaking of seasons blending into each other. It's Jan 12th and our front garden has a couple of plants growing new leaves, crocuses coming up, and bright green grass.