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It's Going To Be Warmer In NYC Than L.A. This Christmas

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What madness is this? The forecast says Los Angeles will be colder than New York City on Christmas. Our light-jacket-and-scarf winters are one of the biggest perks of living in Southern California, but it appears El Niño may be turning the tables. Forecasts suggest that on Christmas Day it will be about a high of 57 degrees here and about 63 degrees in New York, KTLA reports. Typically, Angelenos enjoy a Christmas Day in the high 60s while New Yorkers are in the low 40s.

December has been particularly warm for the East Coast this year, with over 2,600 record high temperatures recorded thus far. This could possibly be the warmest Christmas on record for some cities. Warmer than usual temperatures have also been reported in Texas and the Gulf Coast. Meteorologists say El Niño is the cause for these strange weather patterns, which are expected to continue through the winter.

It is, however, pretty foggy in New York.