Luckily, many events are being held indoors or at higher, colder elevations.
Blasts of warm weather at Winter Olympic Games is nothing new, and it has been worse before.
"In 2010, Vancouver, Canada, experienced its warmest January ever recorded," NOAA says.
Snow machines were powerless against it, so organizers had to ship in snow by truck and helicopter.
NOAA advises that the Olympic Committee should consider awarding the Games to cities in solidly cold regions as global warming increases.
That leads to a pertinent question that is often on people's minds when the weather goes haywire these days.
Yes or No
Can we chalk this wacko winter up to climate change?
Lapenta would like to know, too. Cracking that code will be very complicated.
But there is something else that baffles his team. Why has the jet-stream gotten to be so slow this year?
"That's an area of research that we're currently investigating. We don't have a clear-cut answer to that question," he said.
If climate scientists can make that connection, it will allow them to better predict weather craziness as much as a month or two ahead of time, Lapenta said.
So we'll all know what we've got coming.