Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When reality collides with dogma

Yeah, about all of that man-made global warming...please explain this, if you would.

One of the reasons for this could be colder-than-normal weather across the northern tier of the country that has suppressed the number of thunderstorms and has significantly reduced the number of tornadoes this year. The number of reported tornadoes so far this year is 685, just over half of the average annual amount, which is 1,297.

According to Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi, areas from the northern Plains into the Northeast will have a "year without a summer." The jet stream, which is suppressed abnormally south this spring, is also suppressing the number of thunderstorms that can form. The ones that do form in areas of the Ohio Valley and West are forming in places with very cold temperatures, which can lead to more electrified thunderstorms than normal this year. (emphasis mine)
I see. So I'm to believe that warming is causing extreme storms in the Atlantic to the point of downing aircraft (see yesterday's post). But...the reality is that a very large swath of the US could end up with abnormally COLD weather. I'm so confused...NOT AT ALL.

Kinda hard to keep your storyline of eminent doom from warming alive when people are freezing their butts off...