It was about 60 degrees today in Delaware, and its supposed to be in the upper 60s on Saturday. This is incredible! The has to be the mildest winter so far in my lifetime.
While east coast surf has been mediocre so far this winter, at least those water temps are staying up there. The buoys in the mid atlantic are all in the low 50's, and even in northern new england, the water is staying in the mid 40's (which is down right balmy for them this time of year).
As someone who studied climate, my answer to why we are seeing these above average temps is primarily due to the el nino influence this year. The press of course likes to cling to more dramatic phenomena like global warming. Any opinions?