January 2016 Weather Roundup & Winter-to-Date Summary

January ended up the warmest in 3 years with above average U.S. temperatures, wettest in 3 years but still dry for most of us and least snow in 3 years. We break down the month and winter-to-date.
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What an Interesting Day in Chicago! A blog dedicated to the Chicago Cabby named Estaifan.

So today I was one of the kick-off speakers for Farm Journal's Top Producer conference in Chicago before a 1,000+ farmers. The conference was awesome but so was the "famous cabby" who drove me from O'hare...what a fascinating gentlemen...here's his story.
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22-23 January Nor'easter Update

Our final update for the pending Nor'easter along with weekly storm tracks, storm totals and start/end times. For frequent updates visit our facebook fan page www.facebook.com/weathertrends360
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Halfway Point of Meteorological Winter - U.S. Summary (1 Dec - 15 Jan)

We're half way through the meteorological winter (1 Dec - 15 Jan). For many in the East it's on pace for a record warm winter with much low normal snowfall. The cold/snow winner is the Southwest.
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Subtropical Storm Forms in Atlantic; Pacific Yields Tropical Wonders Of Its Own

Not only is it rare that we have the first named storm of the year in January in the Atlantic, but we're also talking about activity in the central Pacific! Subtropical Storm Alex has formed in the Atlantic and is the first storm to form in January since 1978. Meanwhile, Hurricane Pali in the central Pacific has formed closer to the equator than many thought possible and continues to head in that direction.
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