Warm Arctic? Expect Northeast Blizzards: What 7 Decades of Weather Data Show

Three extreme winter storms have hit the Northeast this month, dumping several feet of snow and in some areas bringing destructive coastal flooding. The Arctic, meanwhile, has had record warmth. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

When Arctic temperatures spike, extreme winter weather is 2 to 4 times more likely in Boston and New York, while the West tends to be warmer, a new study shows.

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