March is supposed to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb, but this March has been very cold in the Northeastern United States and much of Europe. Tonight, it's supposed to get down to 37 F (3 C)- the thick, hooded sweatshirt and multiple layers have not been retired yet.
Paradoxically, the cool local temperatures are most likely due to global warming- as Arctic ice melts, and the far northern latitudes warm up, the jet stream slows down and meanders, reducing the flow of warmer air from the Pacific Northwest into this particular geographical region. While global warming deniers would say, "Hur hur, it's cold in New York", they purposely ignore the.. uhhh... errrr... global extent of, you got it, global warming.
The BBC has good coverage of this phenomenon, which is likely to lead to tragic results in the north of the United Kingdom, with emotional repercussions being felt as far away as Ontario.
March came in like a lion, and it's leaving like a slightly less ferocious lion... but Al Gore is fat, amirite?