Here is the difference...The ENSO state is changing. That is a major, major shift. The pattern is changing as we speak. It is the end of La Nina. The real question to ponder is just how long will the atmosphere remember the Nina pattern during the coming weeks (...the overall ENSO pattern that we have had for the past two winters is ending.) Many have their summer front loaded warm due to this. I, for one, do not want another summer that is extreme on the heat end of things. As for the potential cold weather coming up, I don't think the physics of the atmopshere cares whether you are ready for spring or not. Sorry. Next time, try adding to the conversation.
As a sidenote, the impacts on summer weather and next winter w/ the new ENSO state can't be overstated.
I was adding to the conversation, thank you and being rather realistic. Yeah, the ENSO state is shifting and we're heading for an El Nino, I understand that. I also understand what past Springs where we were in transition were like and see no reason for this one to be majorly different.
Not saying cold outbreaks are impossible, just not incredibly likely. That is simply a fact.
If you don't like what I have to say, you have the freedom to hide my posts on these forums so you don't have to read them.