Thursday, July 30, 2009

Global Cooling

It’s the end of July.

Four years ago, the local media was saying we were never going to have another drop of rain in the summertime.

But, global cooling, the new weather phenomenon has started. Official at the airport we have received 3.52 inches of rain in July. That’s 1.6 inches more than normal this month. The rain gauge in my back yard has collected more that 5.7 inches and it is still raining. We now surpass Seattle in rainfall for 2009.

Along with the rain, there have been the hailstorms. Some storms have produced hail one to two inch in diameter. These storms are usually accompanied by strong winds and severe lightening. Temperatures most July have been in the sixties to mid-seventies, roughly 20 degrees lower than normal.

Then there are the tornados. Twelve tornados were reported just yesterday. Rarely does a day go by without having a tornado warning or watch. While the number of tornados is unusual so is the time of day they have been taking place – the middle of the night. Up until this year, tornados have occurred mid to late afternoon. We just passed Kansas in the number of tornados for the year.

So global cooling has started and I am responsible for it. If global warming is caused by cutting down trees, then it stands to reason that global cooling is caused by all the trees I have help plant over the years.


Blogger Cliff said...

This administration will doubtless soon pass a bill making you illegal.
And your trees.
You're fired.
But don't worry.
You'll be subsidized.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Lanny said...

You can't take all the credit Ralph, we did after all butcher Chuck.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Paul Nichols said...

Thanks for stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for your actions, Ralph. You make us proud.

Plant more trees! Plant more trees! A Vote for Ralph is a Vote for Global Cooling! Plant more trees!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Oh, so this is all your fault, eh? *G*

9:41 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

We are willing to bet that the global warming screamers all failed geography and history in the 4th or 5th grades or they would have learned about the mini ice age and about Leif Erickson settling in North America around the year 10,000. Any cowboy knows the great blizzard of the 1880's. The elitist don't need to know about that. This is probably not even being taught in school now. Keep planting those trees Ralph.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hurrah for Ralph and Al Gore!
They are saving our universe!
If you want to plant some trees down here we would let you.
Our high temps are setting records this year and the drought is dampened just this last week by a 'cold wave' that brought some rain. The first rain of any account since spring.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

I don't know whether you are responsible or not Ralph but you sure have been gettin' some weather.

8:06 AM  
Blogger possum said...

could you please send some of that cool stuff this way? We have been in the 90s or near 90s with heat index in the 100s for a week and a half.
I can't wait until my trees grow back and it does cool things off a few degrees.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Jerry in Indiana said...

I woke up this morning to 58 degrees. I was all wrapped up in my down comforter. In August. Something's wrong. Looks like Indiana is not even going to get it's one month of summer this year.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I agree, plant more trees.....

We have had an unusual summer too, Ralph.... Record heat and lack of rain...For some reason, the north and north east are getting all the cool air and rain....

8:47 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I'm glad you plant trees. I love trees. That being said, you can rest easy knowing that I don't blame you for global cooling.
Of course, the whole Global Warming thing says that ANY weather is caused by global warming. If it rains too much... if it's too hot... if it's too hot... if it's just right... no matter what... global warming is to blame and we are going to burn alive if we don't ride bikes to work and quit exhaling so much.
We're getting a lot of rain too, but the midwest states seem to have been getting more than we have.

7:31 PM  

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