We’re about to tell you three facts that, when considered together, make absolutely no sense.
1) Today is the first day of Spring (yay!).
2) If you’ve looked outside your window in the last five and a half hours, you’ve seen that it’s snowing here in Connecticut (boo!).
3) This winter was the warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Now, like we were saying, if you add that all up, here’s what happens:
Warmest Winter on Record
Now, if you’ll just go ahead and collect the pieces of your blown mind, we’ll explain.
The NOAA said it was the warmest winter on record, ever, pretty much everywhere on Earth except for the eastern parts of North America.
Central America, parts of South America, Australia, the majority of Africa, and a lot of Eurasia saw record warmth. The same goes for the western U.S., where Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and Washington saw winters with record high temperatures, according to The Washington Post. Everyone was having fun in the sun except us.
So yes, for some bizarre, unfathomable reason, we’ve all decided to live in just about the only place on the planet that was not warmer than average this year. I’m not sure if that makes us tough, stupid, or both, but maybe it’s about time that we stopped putting up with this whole “winter” thing.
Image via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration