Severe snowstorms in places where it tends to be cold in Winter, does not imply colder than average weather, but wetter than average weather.2. Are there a huge number of severe snowstorms being reported that are the worse in 100 years?
3. Did we have only 3 Atlantic Hurricanes in 2009?
El-Nino, which we had in 2009, suppresses Atlantic Hurricane activity, but enhances Pacific Hurricane activity.
1997, which had a record-breaking el-nino, also had an inactive Atlantic season, but a hyperactive Pacific Season.
Nevertheless, 2009 did see the formation of Category 4 Atlantic Hurricane Bill, which was the fifth largest on record.