When Is Winter Coming

02.01.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Whatever happened to the winter of 2012? At 7 a.m. this morning, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania was 51 degrees. It was 51 in Tamaqua and Lewisburg, and 50 degrees in Wayland, New York. In fact, 2,890 daily or record highs have been broken or tied across the country this year, more then four times as many as last January. New York is 20 degrees warmer then normal today; Pennsylvania, 25 degrees above normal. Forecasters say the difference is the location of the jet stream. It's hovering above the Canadian border, instead of dipping south of Pennsylvania. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore says "these systems are coming across the country, and sweeping across to sea, and bringing mild Pacific air, and in some cases-- Gulf air. It's allowing for incredible record highs." Family Life Meteorologist Kevin Williams says we'll loose about 15 degrees tonight, February 1st, with the arrival of a cold front.