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January 15, 2014

ROOT: To quote The Griffin ...

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — As we traveled up Transit to engage in our usual Sunday morning routine, I was assured by my wife that this is the same area that had experienced below-freezing temperatures just 48 hours previously. All of the damage and heartache that was caused by the wind chill already seemed like history, but it did make me wonder how climate change will affect our weather from now on.

Let’s face it, whether you believe in global warming or not, you have to admit that there is something going on with the weather. I mean, there were sub-zero temperatures in parts of the country that normally don’t get below 30 degrees in January, much less minus 15. The people in the Deep South who were under a deep freeze were panicked and I can understand why. If you do not have the facilities to survive such a shift in the weather, then it can be pretty frightening.

This is most certainly not the end of the kooky weather. As far as I can tell, this is only the beginning. Imagine winters where it is insanely cold for a week and then 50 degrees the next week. We may wind up getting the vast majority of our snowfall each year condensed into two or three snowstorms. That would mean surviving the Blizzard of ‘77 each and every year.

What about spring and summer? It looks like summers will be insanely hot and muggy, with that humidity being broken by rainstorms of biblical proportions. Roofing contractors and ark salesmen will see spikes in their revenues for years to come. The name Noah will become popular again and children will be well-versed in identifying males and females of all of the animal species on Earth.

Basically, what happened last week is the rest of the country got a chance to see just how funny it is to get snowed on in the winter, and a lot of them didn’t like it. Oh, it is a big joke when Western New York gets slammed with snow, right? Let’s send the Weather Channel guy to Buffalo and gawk at the snowstorm. 

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