USA basks in winter sunshine

What is happening with the weather?

Whilst the UK freezes, temperatures in parts of the USA have been exceptionally high – Central Park saw almost 60F on Thursday 2nd February. This map shows shows unseasonably warm temperatures soaring across the continental U.S. this week.

Trees and plants budding early may lose their chance to bloom when the inevitable deep freeze returns, said U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Jake Weltzin, who heads a national network that monitors the timing of spring for plants and animals. He said peach trees are budding in Georgia and in Oklahoma forsythia and daffodils have been out for two weeks now, adding ‘it’s happening everywhere.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095211/Warm-weather-wreaks-havoc-hibernating-animals-US-basks-unseasonably-high-temperatures.html#ixzz1lSWX3ewd

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