According to Time Magazine: “Climate change skeptics are pointing to the record cold weather as evidence that the globe isn’t warming. But it could be that melting Arctic ice is making sudden cold snaps more likely—not less”
Do you want to see what a cold snap really looks like according to the NOAA?
February 1936 – Coldest Month in USA History (click on the image for the full effect)
In 2014, Feb was -1.69°F below the 1901-2000 average. In February 1936 the USA was -8.59°F below average. Big difference.
In North Dakota, February 1936 was -26.0°F below the 1901-2000 average. The whole month averaged -14.1°F below 0.
In comparison, lets take a look at Feb 2014: