Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tonight's Forecast

Dark.  Continued dark until morning, where we will see patches of light*

The weatherpeople are at it again.  They're predicting that this summer the midwest will be cooler and wetter than usual, the Mississippi valley will dry out and warm up, and the American Southwest and Central Rocky Mountain regions will burn to the ground.

I would hate to be a weathercritter in the United States right now.   The weather has been bipolar this year.  In Louisville we've had a very wet spring, with hot weather thrown in intermittently just to make the humidity noticeable, then it cooled off, and now it's in the 90's.  Friday I wore a sweatshirt to go to the range, and yesterday I had to stop and get a cold bottle of Gatorade on the way home to replenish fluids and electrolytes (Hooray for trucks with no air conditioning!).

While relief from the heat over what is normally a hot and muggy ordeal will be nice, cool and wet weather is not good for corn, wheat, and soybeans that are trying to grow in fields that are already waterlogged.  As much as I'd like to have another cool summer like we had two years ago, I'd prefer that the crops that have made it into the ground have good conditions to grow in.  I'm already preparing to pay $5 for a loaf of bread because of bad monetary policy.  Those prices don't need help from a true grain shortage.


*With apologies to George Carlin

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

That's why we always called them (and I still do) weather guessers... sigh...

MrG's said...

The average weatherliar will try to tie it in with global warming, since to work at tv usually means that you are a leftist.

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