2014 Deemed Most Unusual Year For Weather

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2014, a year filled with polar vortices, fall temperatures in July for the Midwest, and scorching heat in the typically cool Pacific Northwest, could set a record.

2014, a year filled with polar vortices, fall temperatures in July for the Midwest, and scorching heat in the typically cool Pacific Northwest, could set a record.

Many individual days have already earned their spots in history for one unpleasant reason or another.

Now, experts say, the year as a whole is on the verge of being named the all-time winner for consistently drastic weather.

Said the chief of the national Climatic Data Center, "We haven't seen this much extreme warmth entrenched alongside this much extreme cold for this long since at least 1900."

The pace for the unusual year was set when Arctic air drifted into the US, making the already chilly winters in the eastern and Midwestern states even colder.

During that time, much of the West was experiencing higher than normal temperatures.

From there, it seems as if the regions got stuck in their weather patterns.

Since then, the cool areas stayed below average and the warmer ones kept getting warmer.

The upside to the crazy weather is that some agricultural crops are flourishing.

Corn fields in the northern plains have reportedly never been so lush.

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