It is "unseasonably warm" today, so much so that at 65 degrees we beat the record high temperature set on this date in 1890, when a temperature of 64 was recorded. On Monday morning, it was 15 degrees out. Though it's a relief not to have to wear 27 layers today, it is disconcerting to feel like spring's arrived in the middle of January—and what's even more disconcerting is that this whack-a-doodle weather isn't even fucking weird anymore.

2016 was the second hottest year on record in the U.S., and eight of the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1998. Globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record, since record-keeping began in the 19th century. But sure, let's keep elevating oil industry tools to positions of enormous power and giving science deniers equal time in the news.

In 2015, the city experienced its warmest Christmas ever. Nationwide, December 2015 through February 2016 was the warmest winter on record. The weather at the North Pole was unreasonably high in December 2015, a phenomenon attributed to El Nino—but it was was 50 degrees above normal one day in December 2016, without El Nino to blame.

It's balmy in the Northeast today.

Meanwhile, Portland, Oregon saw record snowfall and low temperatures this week:

And London, which typically has milder winters than ours, is experiencing severe snow and cold temperatures right now:

Meteorologists have been boggled by odd weather phenomenons for the last decade or so, as the planet heats up. Every time we're hit with the particularly strange stuff—the early spring blooms, the premature leaf changes, sporadic T-shirt weather in the middle of winter—we act baffled by it, but this is becoming the new normal. Severe heat waves, floods, superstorms, thundersnow, and all sorts of scary stuff that has us headscratching seems, at this point, to be the way of the world, and we're running out of time to do something about it.

Anyway, enjoy walking around jacketless today, but remember we've got more of this coming up in the future, if our next president gets his way.

(And yes, it will be cold again soon.)