Quote of the week

However chilly it is down here in Baja Kansas, it’s just a hair worse in Minnesota, as James Lileks explains:

[A]ll of these fronts are coming from the south and the west. There isn’t anything sweeping down from Canada. We’re just in the path of this freakish insanity like the rest of the Midwest. The reason it rankles and galls has nothing to do with the length of the previous winter. It’s the fact that it’s consuming our ration of green.

The flowering trees are starting to sprout buds. The temps will not reach 60 until Monday.

Darth Weather has altered the deal, and we’re supposed to pray he does not alter it further.

In other news, it snowed today in Tulsa.





4 comments

  1. Bryan »

    2 May 2013 · 11:11 pm

    On the news this morning, they mentioned that it was 70 in Iowa on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it snowed. That’s crazy. We’ve had wild weather shifts here in the NYC area but I don’t quite remember anything like that.

    Related note: “Superstorm” Sandy hit the eastern seaboard on October 29 & 30 of last year. On those same two days in 2011, we had our first snowstorm in NY. Only three or four inches, but it snapped trees right and left because they still had all their leaves.

  2. Tatyana »

    3 May 2013 · 6:35 am

    ..and it’s just my luck I have to go to Minneapolis, right now!
    Leaving for LaGuardia…if I’ll not return, it’s all Bush’s fault I’m buried under MN snow.

  3. McGehee »

    3 May 2013 · 8:57 am

    We’ve had wild weather shifts here in the NYC area but I don’t quite remember anything like that.

    Forget it, Jake — it’s Chinatown the plains.

  4. fillyjonk »

    3 May 2013 · 12:21 pm

    I’m still trying to decide if Seemingly Eternal Winter would be more or less crazy-making than sixteen weeks of temperatures over 100 and no rain in the summers here.

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