As has been known for quite awhile, snow does not necessarily mean colder than average — many places have gotten snow for centuries and will continue to get snow even in the midst of global warming. No one has claimed that the whole world is going to turn tropical overnight due to climate change.
Furthermore, MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED WITH GLOBAL WARMING (in the places that remain cold enough to get it). Global warming results in more precipitation — simple effect.
So, while Hartford, Connecticut only had 2 days of colder than average temperatures in the first 11 days of January and the month is 2.2° above average so far, it recently set a new snowfall record. Again, nothing at all surprising here.
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