Snow – again – in Mexico today, in the Sierra Madre, south of tucson and Ciudad Juarez. While this is not uncommon, I noted there was snow yesterday in Baja, so this makes like the 5th or 6th day this year in December alone that there was snow in Mexico.
It is an interesting side-effect of the way the El Niño is behaving so far this year is that we are getting cold and snow in the west, drawn down from the gulf of Alaska, even having record cold in places, while the south and eastern parts of the United States are getting warmer weather as the El Niño sends moisture up from the Pacific across Mexico northeastwards generally crossing into the U.S. somewhere in Texas. On one side of Texas you may have snow, and the other may be experiencing severe thunderstorms, with tornados – at the same time!
Should we call this a result of “Climate Change” or “Human Caused Global Warming”? Heck no! It’s just WEATHER! We can mark 2015 down as an interesting year though as we get set to close it out.