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(CNN)   Southerners: "My, what wonderful weather we're having." Weather: "Hold my beer"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-04-07 3:46:58 PM  
12 votes:
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 7:56:09 PM  
11 votes:
Doesn't this happen like every other week from March through June?
 
2021-04-07 8:32:31 PM  
5 votes:

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 9:54:21 PM  
4 votes:
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 8:13:54 PM  
4 votes:
Nice? It was 90 frickin degrees with 70% humidity today. It's April and it's already nutsack degrees outside.
 
2021-04-07 7:40:16 PM  
4 votes:
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 7:39:02 PM  
4 votes:
Meh, just take a sharpie and move the threat.
 
2021-04-07 7:44:08 PM  
3 votes:
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 7:41:54 PM  
3 votes:
and...?
 
2021-04-07 9:26:22 PM  
2 votes:

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 8:15:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 8:10:50 PM  
2 votes:
holeesheeeet, a big avocado is comin' for ALL y'all!

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2021-04-07 7:40:54 PM  
2 votes:
I know, I know. Global warming.
 
2021-04-07 10:42:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:24:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:03:03 PM  
1 vote:

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 8:38:31 PM  
1 vote:
Finally a real rain will wash the streets clean in Memphis
 
2021-04-07 8:33:52 PM  
1 vote:

BigGrnEggGriller: I know, I know. Global warming.


Global warming, local climate change. More severe weather.
 
2021-04-07 8:04:14 PM  
1 vote:

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?
 
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