Less Extreme Cold in Columbia
Although we experienced a few very cold days this winter, on balance it has been warmer than average. One way to measure this trend is to look at the lowest temperature recorded each year since 1970 and see what’s what. The chart below shows the lowest temperature recorded is getting warmer – roughly 8.4 degrees warmer in the last 45 years. This trend is consistent with 98% of the cities in the United States.