Gulf Stream/Mid-Atlantic Climate Question
Would someone intelligent in climate explain something to me I've wondered about? Does the Gulf Stream have any warming effect on North America at all or do most of its advantages go to Europe? After all, Ireland, England, and even places like Denmark, which are significantly further north than, say, where I am, in Virginia, have zone 8 or 9 winters--milder than my own climate. I don't understand it. We don't seem to get any warming effect at all. Even the Pacific coast is warmer further up north than the North American Atlantic coast.