Burlington, VT, Feb 03, 2012 — Thursday was Groundhog day, and Punxsutawney Phil tells us there'll be six more weeks of winter.
But for the North Country, winter doesn't really seem to have started yet: rain instead of snow, temperatures that have often been unseasonably warm, and a real lack of snow.
Nora Flaherty put in a call to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Brooke Taber says there a few things going on. First, the polar jet stream is farther north than usual, and so far this winter, the North Country has been on the warmer side of the air flow.