2016 is on its way to be the warmest year on record

Warmer temperatures is not something to be happy about

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Wold Meteorological Organization said 2016 could become the warmest year on record. 22News is working for you with what that means for western Massachusetts.

Looking back on just this month alone we’ve seen several days with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, when the average high is in the lower 50s this time of year.

A November day in the 60s, something western Massachusetts has experienced a couple times this month.

Diane Seaver, from Florence, told 22News, “This is very very nice, its perfect walking weather it could go on for months and I’d be happy.”

The Climate Prediction Center predicted the month of November would be warmer than average in western Massachusetts. And these predictions of above average temperatures are becoming more and more common across the country

People we spoke with were enjoying the mild weather. Like Katie Flyan, from Florence, who told 22News, “I love it its great, I’m wearing flip flops its the best I don’t really like the winter so its good i enjoy it but i know winter is coming I’m taking this in stride.”

But there could be such a thing as “too warm” during the historically cooler months.

So why are we feeling warmer days? As the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide rises, so does the temperature

If the warm weather impacts the snow, it can contribute to the drought conditions. At this rate, 2016 is on its way to be the warmest year on record.

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