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US Winters Have Gotten Shorter, Says NOAA

Recent data from NOAA, the agency responsible for US weather analysis, indicates that the length of the US winter is shortening. The analysis is based on more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. The study also found that the average first freeze over the last 10 years is a week later than the average from 1971 to 1980. Analysis of the data showed that global warming has been a factor in pushing first frosts later, along with natural short-term changes in air circulation patterns which may or may not be influenced by man-made climate change. – TV

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