Ok, I'll disagree with you here, and here are my grounds:
This is the latest storm to bring rain, not snow, to the Northeast. There was no measurable snow in New
in December, which was the warmest since records started being kept 111
years ago. In addition, 2006 was the second-warmest year ever recorded
in New Jersey. "
And about global warming being 'global'. Global warming will create much more violent and unpredictable weather as more polar ice melts and more water is introduced into our atmosphere. While the East is getting no snow, over west we've been having a unbelievebly cold winter so far, with snow down in the foothills now for over a few weeks (which has happened maybe once or twice in the last 10 years). Overall, global temps will increase, but expect much more variable weather along with those.