Snow cover for the continental U.S. on Valentine’s Day, 2014 was light-years beyond what we saw a year ago.
The first month of 2014 has left us a nation divided by hot vs. cold weather.
While every region of the country has seen a rise in winter temperatures since 1970, precipitation trends paint a more varied picture.
Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.
A look at how both precipitation and temperature have changed this season since 1970.
Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.
The nationwide January through April tornado count is way down, 54 percent to be exact.
A look at the stark differences between March 2012 and March 2013 across the country.