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Houston's Getting Cold, This Week

In which I freak out about mildly cold winter weather, as if it were a blizzard.

This is the forecast for Houston's weather for the next four days.

It will look laughable to anyone living north of Dallas, but to us here in Houston, that's freaking cold!

Global warming, my ass. I've heard talk of possible snow again tomorrow, though that forecast doesn't mention it. If it happens, that would be snow in Houston, twice in one winter.

*wants snow!* I don't care how cold it gets, if it snows. :)

Current Mood: coldshiver, shiver, shiver
Current Music: "New York, New York"
Comments

Global warming, my ass

Counterintuitive though it may seem, increasingly violent and extreme weather *is* a consequence of pumping more energy into the atmosphere (aka "global warming"). So yeah, by raising the average annual temperature of the atmosphere by ~2 degrees Celsius you get both hotter summers and colder winters.

I agree with Chantal. Global warming my ass.

This cold snap is a direct result of the Arctic Oscillation Index and the North Atlantic Oscillation Index going strongly negative at the same time. In other words, high pressure in the Arctic combined with lower pressures in more southerly-reaches of the Northern Hemisphere equals a lot of cold air down south. "More energy in the atmosphere" hasn't got a thing to do with this. It's a reoccurrence of a climactic pattern from the early 1970s.

I haven't seen any bitterly cold winters on Venus. Not that that's proof of anything, but...(g)

Stay warm, Dave! I hope you don't have to be out in any of this. I hear it's supposed to get cold, even in south Florida.

PS: I'm looking into heating up the Migraine Plot. Does D'vor want in?

Chantal

And when was the last time you were on Venus, hmm? And why didn't you invite me?

Oh, I had to go out today to cajole a recalcitrant gearbox. It was fun...work a little while, run inside to dodge the rain, go back out, and repeat ad infinitum.

D'vor might indeed want in. I've still got to finish the Nightfall story as well and see if I can sell it. :)

It's odd, but somehow the snow makes it seem LESS cold!

*shivers with you*

CP--I get so happy about the snow that I'm more willing to tolerate the cold. :)

Stay warm over in Georgia!

Chantal