Quote of the Day

"When you combine an Arctic oscillation along with a strong El Niño, this is what you end up with."—Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, explaining the extraordinarily warm winter temperatures across much of the US.

The weather outside is delightful, but the consequences could be frightful—depending on how long this anomalous weather lasts and how much it affects next year's crops.

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