Saw an explanation of the weather patterns of the last two years and the difference from this years. The past 2 years there was a high pressure area centered over Greenland that forced the jet stream to bring storms and cold weather through the US. This year the high is centered over the mid Atlantic and the jet stream is is able to stay at northern latitiudes and the weather systems are bringing storms and cold air to the extreme northern US and Canada. Europe is staying warmer also. It also makes for (hopefully) a warmer, wetter SE US. Hopefully the high will stay in place.