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Freakish weather on both coasts: Two parts of a whole

Published Feb 25



Hunkering down for the winter storm battering much of the East Coast, Atlanta canceled school on Wed as Boston topped one hundred inches of snow for the season. Lake Superior, now 95 percent covered with ice, resembles a super-sized skating rink.

For the Golden State, it’s meant record-breaking Feb heat. On interesting average temperatures for the four weeks have been almost five degrees warmer than usual. And there have been 288 high-temperature records broken or tied at local weather stations across the state.


“We’re seeing crowds like a Saturday in June,” said Kris Reyes, spokesman for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.


Morgan Hill farmer Andy Mariani, 69, says his rows of cherry trees do best if they have at least 850 hours of temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter.


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