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Weather patterns responsible for mild winter

Here in eastern Kentucky, we have not really seen much of old man Winter yet. Though most people do not seem to mind the warmer temperatures, there is a reason. Ed Ray with the National Weather Service says we are in a La Niña pattern right now, which allows for rainy and warm weather. He says the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is also keeping the colder air at bay.

"Last year the NAO was quite negative which is more indicative of more snowy weather, colder weather. This year the North Atlantic Oscillation has been positive," said Ray.

He says winter is not over yet, and we could still see some colder weather, but for the most part it should remain mild.

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