Long Island got smacked with a snowstorm on Halloween and there have been a couple of really cold days so far this winter, but so far the winter of 2011-12 has been mild.
"A continuing dearth of snow in many U.S. spots usually buried by this time of year has turned life upside down," reports the Associated Press. "The weather pattern that left many northern states with a brown Christmas is still sticking around, and the outlook for at least the next week is bleak for winter recreation enthusiasts."
By this time of the year, Long Island would normally have already been socked with more than seven inches of the white stuff, according to Newsday. Instead, a mere 0.2 inches has fallen so far.
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