It’s easy to get distracted from putting Christmas lights up when you realize that it’s 60 degrees outside and getting hotter. The Northeast is in the middle of a holiday heat wave that may last through Christmas and beyond. In fact, central New Jersey temperatures reached about 74 degrees Monday… "For the next three to four weeks it does not look like there is any cold air locking into this area of the nation," says NJ State Climatologist David Robinson. "Plus," he adds, "we’re going to have to start looking pretty soon at whether December is going to be a record-setter."… On the phone at his Rutgers University office, Robinson credits a polar jet stream that has been shutting cold air out of the region while inviting warmer Southern air in.
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