One of the first things that I learned when we started to examine global warming in my World Issues class about thrifty years ago, was that more extreme and unexpected events may occur. We would still get hot spells and cold snaps and other sorts of weather, but it might become more unpredictable and even catastrophic.
It seems to have some to pass, the past year being the wettest ever — a 1 in 3000 year event according to the graphic below.
Today, we shatter the record for the warmest January 12th ever, the previous warmest being just 5 years ago. In addition, it's the 5th warmest January day ever.
From Monday I posted JJ in my little snow fort.
Last night, we had so much rain that this is what it looks like from my window this morning. Gone. Down to the ground, but you can see the outline.
It was so mild with so much rain that the only snow that remains is that which had been accumulated from clearing the driveway and sidewalk. Snow that had just fallen and not been piled up is all gone.
I cannot remember such a prodigious melt in such a short period. Not that that means much as I cannot remember what ...
Now what was I saying? I forget.
Oh ... just to keep you informed, we are to expect flash freezing and snow come mid-afternoon.
Meanwhile, the kids on on their 5th buses cancelled day, the 3rd this week.