One forecast group expects the coldest third week of February on record in the eastern United States.
Why is this happening?
Partly, it goes back to last fall. In Siberia.
“There was a big ramp-up of something we call the snowfall advance index during the month of October in Siberia,” Mr. Goodman said. Researchers have correlated it with severity of winter in this corner of the globe.
Just remember: In 31 days, it will be spring.