Tuesday, June 05, 2007
THE ASSAULT ON SEASONS
Lee Matthews emails:
According to the National Weather Service, on Sunday June 3, the temperature in Seattle reached 84 degrees.
But on Monday the high was only 69 ... today’s high temp thus far is 60 ... tomorrow’s forecast is for high 50s.
As you might guess, Al Gore arrived in town Monday.
UPDATE. Rick McGinnis:
Look, I was laughing about this whole “Gore effect” thing, but our first close days of summer weather - forcing me to haul the fans out of storage - suddenly ended today with a cold snap that stilled the fans and had me rushing around the house closing windows. It happened so quickly, but then I heard a news break on a local TV station a few minutes ago announcing that - yes, you saw this coming - Gore was back in town.
Anyone who can’t manipulate his micro-environment favorably is out of the running for my vote to toy with the world climate.
So *that’s* what happened! And here I was feeling guilty for bringing the hammock out of storage too early. I hope he leaves before my apple trees get frost damage ...
When the bloviating mountebank blew into SoCal in mid-March to kick off his propaganda tour, the cold snap ruined my cherry crop. Seriously, what looked to be a bumper harvest was gone by the end of the month, dropped while they were still green.
The coldening may not be over. Daniel F. sends word of a stormy weather Gorecast.