Meteorologist Carrie Rose explained on Friday's edition of Virginia This Morning some of the weather and climate patterns that can and are influencing our Winter of 2010-2011 so far. December 2010 for Richmond was the 7th coldest on record, and average temperatures so far in January 2011 have been running about 2 degrees colder than normal, which isn't as drastic as December, but certainly continues the cooler-than-normal temperature pattern. We also already have recorded 10" of snow at Richmond International Airport, when an average entire snowfall season will produce about a foot of snow (11.7" average 1971-2000, or 13.0" average 1897-Present Day). You can watch the video of Carrie explaining this by clicking here. Here's a hint: this graphic explains the dominant atmospheric pattern influencing our weather much of December and January.