boca wrote:The only type of fronts we will get this winter are wind shift fronts or back door fronts,we haven't seen cold weather in 7 years. I hope the pattern changes.
I dislike it too! It’s enough to make me really want to maybe look into moving someplace that actually has changing seasons.
I'm guessing that at some point, we'll have something truly cold again like Christmas 1989, January 2010, or December 2010. I actually hate *that* kind of cold when it happens here. For some reason, and I really can't understand why, 30 degree temperatures in Miami just feel so frigid, while the exact same 30 degree temperature in a place like Denver or Salt Lake City feels like something entirely tolerable. Maybe part of this is because whenever we do get that cold, there's always a 20-30mph NW wind screaming down the peninsula.
For me, it's just that "significant" cold fronts, most years, were typically a lot more consistent than they are now. Most years, from mid-December to mid-January, you were going to get at least one-three frontal passages that drop temps into the 40s for a few nights. Lately, we are lucky to drop into the 50s for any length of time, even in that December-January sweet spot. In January, we've been much more likely to see daytime temps well into the 80s than nighttime temps in the 50s. Let that one sink in. LOL
It seems like the trajectory of the air masses is never right for "cold" anymore, even when we do get frontal passages. The Gulf Stream is always able to assert its influence way too quickly.