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.