July 04, 2007

Rain of Terror

From BBC NEWS | UK: Where has the UK's summer gone?
Our national obsession - the weather - has taken a strong grip this year, with cries of 'where's the summer gone?' resonating around the land.
It's true. The weather has been monumentally crappy for weeks. On Tuesday afternoon there were thunder storms (which almost NEVER happen in this country), and clouds so black that it looked like evening at 4pm. Today an email forward went around the office that said something like: "Missing: one yellow round thing, normally seen in sky, answers to name 'Sun'. If you see him, tell him it's FUCKING JULY."

But if you think that sounds a little tired of the bad weather, get a load of this guy:
"July is going to be lousy and the rest of it, August and September will not be worth waiting for," said Piers Corbyn, director of Weather Action.
"Go on, shoot yourself in the face right now, you might as well," he continued, before euthanising several injured kittens.
It was the wettest June since records began in 1914 and the coldest since 2002. England has also been the dullest since 1998.
Boy, I'll say. This year has been a real yawnfest so far. It's not really a fair comparison though; 1998 was the year that Furby mania hit England.
The weather is partly being attributed to the La Niña system, which means areas of warm water develop in the western Pacific, making the ocean surrounding Australasia warmer than usual.
Sweet! We're back in a "Blame Everything on the Central Pacific" kick in the media! Man, I remember when there was that wicked bad El Niño back in 1998, every single news story was "El Niño causes cancer," "El Niño raises taxes", "El Niño damages Furbies". It was awesome! Now I have an excuse for anything again!

Incidentally, the La Niña FAQ page at the NOAA website is great:
What is the difference between La Niña and El Niño?

Why do El Niño and La Niña occur?

What causes La Niña?

What's the difference between La Niña and El Niño?
I'M JUST NOT GETTING IT!!!

Anyway, time for bed; I'm exhausted. I bet it's that damn La Niña's fault.

1 comment:

Gil said...

"What is the difference between La Niña and El Niño?

Why do El Niño and La Niña occur?

What causes La Niña?

What's the difference between La Niña and El Niño?"

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