Less cruel than anticipated

Two weeks ago:

It appears we’re going into a slightly-warmer-than-normal period for the next couple of weeks, and that’s a good thing, not only because I’ll have to write a smaller check to the gas company, but because it increases the possibility that this might not wind up as the coldest April in recorded history, at least as far back as they’ve recorded it here.

And it didn’t, either; in fact, at an average 57.4 degrees, it didn’t make the Bottom Ten, though it was still well short of the normal 59.7.

Still, this is yet another example of how truly screwy Oklahoma weather is, and why any prospective Worldwide Weather Czar will go quietly (one hopes) to pieces while trying to understand the local climatological models.


  1. Mister Snitch! »

    1 May 2007 · 4:03 pm

    I admit I do not ‘get’ how global warming is supposed to “keep heat in”. Presumably the sun’s rays sneak past the greenhouse gases on the way IN, but can’t accomplish the same task on the way back out, making greenhouse gases act as a kind of cosmic Roach Motel. I figure the deal must be that the sun’s energy comes in as one kind of radiation, heats up the planet, and tries to backdoor the planet as some other form of energy that the GG can say “Nuh-uh” to? Maybe, but it’s too complex and convoluted to be as “obvious” as some (you know who you are) claim.

    Then again, I never understood why, if you did indeed freely and openly admit to shooting the sheriff, you’d bother spending any time explaining about not shooting the deputy.

  2. McGehee »

    1 May 2007 · 5:04 pm

    Obviously, if Oklahoma is having coller-than-normal Aprils, it’s proof of Global Warming™!

  3. Adam »

    2 May 2007 · 7:43 pm

    Actually we had a very cold April here in Virginia as well. I’m far too lazy to research the actual average, but we went from a handful of days of 70’s weather to low 50’s for the rest of the week.

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