Transcript for Wacky Winter Weather Brings a Mix of Snow, Warmth, High Winds
Finally tonight, what's up with the weather? It's a question heard round the country these days. Rain and snow out west, it's beginning to feel a lot like spring on the east coast. ABC's geo Benitez explains. Reporter: If you were dreaming of an idyllic white Christmas -- ? I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ? ?. Reporter: You may be out of luck. Over the weekend in New York, high temperatures were right around average. For the month of may. Holiday shoppers picked out Christmas trees in shorts. Last year in November, I was in the middle of a Buffalo blizzard. The temperature right now, it feels like 1 degree. And behind me, that is a car. Completely buried in snow. And take a look at this spot right now, no snow. In fact, Buffalo hit a record high today of 71 degrees. On December 14 the. In which I, the shirtless runner who turned heads and went viral, with a little help from wgn-tv. I love running in the rain. And I'm also single. Reporter: This month over 1,000 high temperature records have been tied or broken across the country. The cause? Experts say the band of cold air around the arctic called the arc tig oscillation has stayed near the north pole, keeping the cold at bay for much of the U.S. In some places it's a different kind of extreme. Over the weekend, bellemont, Arizona, took the prize as the coldest place in the lower 48. A whiteout in Kansas. In Texas, tornados. This winter is predicted to be one of the warmest ever on record. Don't put away your coats. There's likely an arctic blast or two around the corner. For "Nightline," geo Benitez in Buffalo, New York. It was novelist Jen mcclurery who said, if it weren't for the weather 90% of humans wouldn't know how to start a conversation.
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