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2021-04-07 3:46:58 PM  
Oh, this reminds me that it's spring time in Oklahoma.  Where April tornadoes bring May tornadoes.

This means it's time to chase the spiders out of the see-mint hidey-hole.
 
2021-04-07 7:39:02 PM  
Meh, just take a sharpie and move the threat.
 
2021-04-07 7:40:16 PM  
I woke up at 4 am with thunder loud enough to make the house shake. Then promptly fell back asleep and dreamed of everything outside being a smoking wreck.
/Was kind of surprised when I woke up and nothing was smoldering
 
2021-04-07 7:40:54 PM  
I know, I know. Global warming.
 
2021-04-07 7:41:54 PM  
and...?
 
2021-04-07 7:44:08 PM  
Lol, twice this spring we've had 80 degree days followed by snow. Of course, it's common for spring in these parts.
 
2021-04-07 7:45:44 PM  
Like threaten to mug me
 
2021-04-07 7:52:36 PM  
Severe weather in the deep south?

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2021-04-07 7:55:42 PM  
My boss just went on a trip to New Orleans; he will be in a casino there from today until Sunday. I wonder if he will even notice?
 
2021-04-07 7:56:09 PM  
Doesn't this happen like every other week from March through June?
 
2021-04-07 8:04:14 PM  

Joshudan: My boss just went on a trip to New Orleans; he will be in a casino there from today until Sunday. I wonder if he will even notice?


Has he got your paycheck down there with him?
 
2021-04-07 8:06:10 PM  
Some baker must have been forced to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
 
2021-04-07 8:09:25 PM  

kbronsito: Some baker must have been forced to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.


I hate when that happens.  God always rolls His Eyes and then places the Gulf of Mexico south of those states and the Arctic up north of them.
 
2021-04-07 8:10:50 PM  
holeesheeeet, a big avocado is comin' for ALL y'all!

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2021-04-07 8:13:54 PM  
Nice? It was 90 frickin degrees with 70% humidity today. It's April and it's already nutsack degrees outside.
 
2021-04-07 8:15:07 PM  
One model has it hitting 103 in Austin on Friday. Should be upper 90s regardless.

/could break the record for earliest 100 degree day by a month
//but global warming is a hoax
///3rd slashy stayed at home because it's too hot
 
2021-04-07 8:15:08 PM  

Joshudan: My boss just went on a trip to New Orleans; he will be in a casino there from today until Sunday. I wonder if he will even notice?


Depends what it looks like when he finally leaves the casino.
 
2021-04-07 8:24:45 PM  

Tchernobog: Nice? It was 90 frickin degrees with 70% humidity today. It's April and it's already nutsack degrees outside.


Ya, more than one day of spring weather would have been nice.
 
2021-04-07 8:32:31 PM  

Tchernobog: Nice? It was 90 frickin degrees with 70% humidity today. It's April and it's already nutsack degrees outside.


I grew up in the South, moved away for the Navy, grew to thinking maybe I overestimated how bad humidity was in making the heat hellish, then I came back.

I underestimated.
 
2021-04-07 8:33:52 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I know, I know. Global warming.


Global warming, local climate change. More severe weather.
 
2021-04-07 8:38:31 PM  
Finally a real rain will wash the streets clean in Memphis
 
2021-04-07 9:03:03 PM  

Joshudan: My boss just went on a trip to New Orleans; he will be in a casino there from today until Sunday. I wonder if he will even notice?


Nope. Underground walkway between the hotel and casino.

/so I've been told
 
2021-04-07 9:12:30 PM  

luna1580: holeesheeeet, a big avocado is comin' for ALL y'all!

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That's a schmoo.
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/ok here in southern MS, just a bit humid
 
2021-04-07 9:24:07 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I know, I know. Global warming.


This is actually fairly normal for the Great Plains weather systems, tornadoes and destructive thunderstorms are more or less an annual occurrence, though obviously your specific roof isn't going to get lifted by a specific number of tornadoes any year or anything.

The giant fark-off winter storm that crashed an entire state's electrical grid in a gulf coast state that rarely has full winter freezes outside of its northern reaches at all even with cold snaps in february though?  Not so much.  And yeah... pretty directly and solely attributable to climate shift that's almost entirely anthropogenic, almost to the point of being an exception to the rule of always hedging about singular causes for individual weather events.

// I mean, there is a measurable impact on frequency and severity of the spring storms on the plains, it just hasn't manifested this year yet, and won't necessarily because, y'know, statistical forces are statistical.
 
2021-04-07 9:26:22 PM  

Christian Liberal: One model has it hitting 103 in Austin on Friday. Should be upper 90s regardless.

/could break the record for earliest 100 degree day by a month
//but global warming is a hoax
///3rd slashy stayed at home because it's too hot


I've never quite understood why bad weather is always a climate change problem. The Earth had wildfires and floods and droughts and tornados and earthquakes and hurricanes and occasional temperature extremes and species going extinct long before civilization grew big enough and technical enough to affect the climate, didn't we?

Seems to me we judge weather by how destructive and inconvenient it is when all these things have always existed. Earthquakes happen because the earth's crust moves around; temperature changes and storms and lightning can be destructive, but who are we to assign moral judgments against things we still know almost nothing about?

I'm not a climate change denier, but I think it's extremely arrogant to say we're responsible for the planet's climate, much less that we have the wisdom or technology to change it. It's the old Jurassic Park meme: We keep trying to figure out how to meddle with things without wondering if we should.

IMHO there are some things best left alone. By all means, let's do everything we can to reduce toxic waste and use clean energy and so on. But tinker with the climate? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

And yes, I know we can't directly control the climate. But if we could I'd vote against it.
 
2021-04-07 9:27:29 PM  
Well that's refreshingly normal.
 
2021-04-07 9:34:28 PM  
I mean it's still nice in SC.
Difficulty, it's still SC.
 
2021-04-07 9:54:21 PM  
Every now and then, I get slightly grumpy about the 3ft snow storms we get in the northeast. Then I remember that time I took a service call in GA, in July, when I walked out of the hotel at 8am and it was already hot/humid enough for water to condense on my skin while walking to the car...

When human body surface temperature is lower than the dew point, you shouldn't be there.
 
2021-04-07 10:05:50 PM  

luna1580: holeesheeeet, a big avocado is comin' for ALL y'all!

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i swear, on my honor as a girl scout, i had no idea about the food tab thread when i posted. whoever that subby is, i truly salute you!
 
2021-04-07 10:42:00 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I know, I know. Global warming.


Well, yeah. You put more energy into the atmosphere, you get more energetic weather events. It's not hard to understand.

It was snowing where I am (roughly 57 degrees north) over Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. But it was minor since weather systems over Atlantic archipelagos don't tend to have the energy of weather systems over continental landmasses, and I'm pretty close to sea level, too, so everything weather and climate related I experience is a bit meh.

But it happened because we got a big dump of cold Arctic air which is probably related to irregularities in the polar vortex, and perhaps even suggests what the UK might look like in the future if the amount of energy we're pumping into the atmosphere does shut off the jet stream.

Just because it's cold where you are, or whether you're able to have a snowball on the senate floor, does not mean that we shouldn't be taking responsibility for our own crap.
 
2021-04-07 10:55:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: in a gulf coast state that rarely has full winter freezes outside of its northern reaches at all even with cold snaps in february though?  Not so much.


Just because it's rare doesn't mean we caused it. Like I said, I'm not a denier that climate change is happening, but I do think the amount of stuff we put into the atmosphere is just a tiny percentage of everything else.

We've seen that just Mt. Saint Helens and Mt.  Pinatubo each ejected more gasses and dust and ash in one day than humans produced planetwide for years. And they did affect the climate, but not with the catastrophic results we're constantly hearing from human industry.

I would find it a lot easier to deal with the stuff politicians and scientists say if they'd stop with all their Chicken Little crap:

Politicians are demanding we adopt restrictions and sanctions that would destroy the world's economy just to possibly drop the global temperature a fraction of a degree over the next 30 years.

Climatologists constantly issue dire warnings that never materialize. We haven't triggered an ice age; we haven't seen both coasts flooded hundreds of feet deep. They never talk about positive accomplishments (like the hole in the ozone layer closing up, or when they estimate arctic ice loss in a year and it ends up being less than they feared).

Politicians could say "Listen, we can't just turn everything off and revert to Renaissance-era technology. We need to stop preventing technology adoption in developing nations; we need to stop signing on to pointless accords that simply aren't possible to achieve. We need to modify regulations in the US that demand utilities hit emissions targets they can't afford to do all at once. That just forces utilities to keep using outdated technology because they can't do incremental upgrades.

"And even if none of these measures create the significant changes we want, they'll still benefit everyone and make the world cleaner and safer."

And I'd love it if climatologists would say "Every little fact we learn about climatology just teaches us how much more we don't know. We're striving for a cleaner and safer planet anyway."

Instead we all get louder and more hysterical warnings with draconian measures that simply aren't going to happen, not to mention that we still don't know how effective they would be.

No nation is going to willingly slit their own throats. We'd probably get a lot farther if we started with that assumption instead of demanding economic suicide.
 
2021-04-07 10:58:55 PM  

LoneVVolf: Every now and then, I get slightly grumpy about the 3ft snow storms we get in the northeast. Then I remember that time I took a service call in GA, in July, when I walked out of the hotel at 8am and it was already hot/humid enough for water to condense on my skin while walking to the car...

When human body surface temperature is lower than the dew point, you shouldn't be there.


I grew up in Kansas. My ex and kids and I drove out there in July one year to go to a wedding. It was so humid the car's AC was making so much water condense on the windows, outside AND inside, that we couldn't see where we were going.
 
2021-04-07 11:11:38 PM  

Sensei Can You See: No nation is going to willingly slit their own throats.


Instead, we all must will.
 
2021-04-07 11:25:55 PM  
living in Florida, I've been enjoying our wonderful weather. I getting a bit worried that we might get bit in the butt come Hurricane season.
 
2021-04-08 1:03:10 AM  
Its almost like God is constantly pissed at them for something.
 
2021-04-08 2:22:35 AM  

Christian Liberal: One model has it hitting 103 in Austin on Friday. Should be upper 90s regardless.

/could break the record for earliest 100 degree day by a month
//but global warming is a hoax
///3rd slashy stayed at home because it's too hot


Jesus, can you guys power plants handle that or will they melt?
 
2021-04-08 9:16:11 AM  

Joshudan: My boss just went on a trip to New Orleans; he will be in a casino there from today until Sunday. I wonder if he will even notice?


Good point casino buildings tend to be designed in such a way that you can't see the outside and have no idea if it's night or day or what the weather is like.  Unless it causes the building to shake, no one will notice.
 
2021-04-08 9:35:34 AM  

daffy: living in Florida, I've been enjoying our wonderful weather. I getting a bit worried that we might get bit in the butt come Hurricane season.


A strong hurricane would be God's way of saying  F U to Trump since he now resides in Florida.
 
2021-04-08 9:45:07 AM  

Latinwolf: daffy: living in Florida, I've been enjoying our wonderful weather. I getting a bit worried that we might get bit in the butt come Hurricane season.

A strong hurricane would be God's way of saying  F U to Trump since he now resides in Florida.


Not really.  The POS has had the Florida place for a long time.  He'll just skitter off to hide under a warm rock some place else as always.
 
2021-04-08 1:26:48 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Jim_Callahan: in a gulf coast state that rarely has full winter freezes outside of its northern reaches at all even with cold snaps in february though?  Not so much.

Just because it's rare doesn't mean we caused it. Like I said, I'm not a denier that climate change is happening, but I do think the amount of stuff we put into the atmosphere is just a tiny percentage of everything else.

We've seen that just Mt. Saint Helens and Mt.  Pinatubo each ejected more gasses and dust and ash in one day than humans produced planetwide for years. And they did affect the climate, but not with the catastrophic results we're constantly hearing from human industry.

I would find it a lot easier to deal with the stuff politicians and scientists say if they'd stop with all their Chicken Little crap:

Politicians are demanding we adopt restrictions and sanctions that would destroy the world's economy just to possibly drop the global temperature a fraction of a degree over the next 30 years.

Climatologists constantly issue dire warnings that never materialize. We haven't triggered an ice age; we haven't seen both coasts flooded hundreds of feet deep. They never talk about positive accomplishments (like the hole in the ozone layer closing up, or when they estimate arctic ice loss in a year and it ends up being less than they feared).

Politicians could say "Listen, we can't just turn everything off and revert to Renaissance-era technology. We need to stop preventing technology adoption in developing nations; we need to stop signing on to pointless accords that simply aren't possible to achieve. We need to modify regulations in the US that demand utilities hit emissions targets they can't afford to do all at once. That just forces utilities to keep using outdated technology because they can't do incremental upgrades.

"And even if none of these measures create the significant changes we want, they'll still benefit everyone and make the world cleaner and safer."

And I'd love it if clim ...


https://xkcd.com/1732/
 
2021-04-08 2:44:38 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Just because it's rare doesn't mean we caused it.


No.

But the fact that we demonstrably, factually caused it as a matter of quantitatively measured empirical evidence compiled into an entire body of scientific theory which explicitly excludes all other explanations that aren't that we caused it does, in fact, mean that we caused it.

Are you a three-month-old baby who lacks object permanence?  Is the fact that the well-known, extremely well-established proof that the last few years of winter storms are a result of the statistical fallout of anthropogenic shifts aren't literally somehow crammed into a three-inch image macro with a kitten on the literal same screen as whatever you're currently looking at somehow equivalent to that 100% definitive proof not existing?

Ah, why do I bother, once you scroll past this post you'll apparently be like "well, just because I'm replying to a post my Jim_Callahan doesn't mean Jim_Callahan exists".
 
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