Tell me about it. Here in north Texas it was in the 80's on Christmas, then had a tornado the day after and now today it's near freezing. Crazy weather. There is a saying I hear from time to time when new commers comment on the weather here in tx, it goes "if you don't like the weather just wait 15 minutes". Just crazy
We're not getting hammered in all parts of the West. Northwest Montana (where I'm at) is having a pretty normal winter, at least based on the snowpack reports. Further east, it looks like the Bighorn Range over by Sheridan, WY, (northeast WY) is extremely dry. Just because Seattle and the Cascades are getting dumped on doesn't mean it all transfers over.
Humid and in the upper 60s, then rain, lots of it, then the rain began to freeze, then the rain turned to sleet, then it turned to snow, then it turned OKC into a popsicle. This morning, while still frozen like a popsicle, we had a 4.3 magnitude earthquake, followed by at least a half dozen aftershocks.
If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait five minutes, it will get worse!
3 days of hellacious rain and wind here in central Il after a nice Christmas. Now a week of dry colder weather which is welcome. I see St Louis area hit hard with flooding now. Their 8 plus inches of rain makes our 5 nothing. We will go into the second week of January with no snow on the ground. Seldom happens
Weather is 'well' weather. It constantly changes from day to day, year to year, century to century. So who can say what is normal (unless you have a political agenda that is, then follow the money).... Now, from my 'limited' time period on this Earth, December seems normal to my senses. Plenty of snow, some cold, and still snowing. What more can ya' ask for. Some years have been drier/warmer than others, just roll with it .
Here in Utah there has been a real cold spell especially Christmas it snowed 10 inch's over night on top of all the snow we already had. With my arthritic bones and age I go outside & feel like I have FMAO!!! If you guys get my drift!!! froze my a$$ off!!!