From NY1 Weather. NYC storm threat this afternoon includes the potential for tornado. This is a precautionary "watch" only.
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) October 7, 2013
Screw you, Kiernan, I want to panic about the weather and I wanna do it now! Stop being so goddamn rational.
Two friends of mine of got in an argument once while they were on mushrooms about which of them liked weather more. It went on for hours, which surely felt like days or months at the time. And, in fact, feels like an eternity to some people who know them and still have to hear about it now, decades later. Safe to assume, though, that neither of them likes weather as much as "weather enthusiast and photographer" Martin Rietze, who took this time lapse video from sunset to sunrise atop Germany's tallest mountain, the Zugspitze. The music that accompanies it makes you feel like you're in a spa [...]
You know how in olden times a person would foretell the coming of evil and the villagers would gather together and sacrifice him to the gods in hopes of propitiation? I am not at all suggesting we should do that to Eric Holthaus of the Wall Street Journal, but I do kind of feel that if we had taken him out a couple of weeks ago when we had the chance it would have been nothin' but blue skies ever since.
Everybody talks about it all the time and it is supposed to be the boringest thing to talk about, conversationally, and it means you are Dead Inside or have Given Up or whatever, but the Weather is totally Trending, man, and not just because it happens every day and there are Weather Reports and Traffic-&-Weather-Together-on-the-ones and stuff on the radio when you are driving your car in the traffic, and Weather, together.
Think about it, seriously, when you go Outside, you are stepping out into The Weather. Some of The Weather still manages to get inside your house and there is nothing you can do about it. You need [...]
We could get our 4th official heat wave this summer, if there's 3 consecutive days in the 90s this week.
— NY1 Weather (@NY1weather) July 15, 2012
"One of the most salient—but also, unfortunately, most counterintuitive—aspects of global warming is that it operates on what amounts to a time delay. Behind this summer’s heat are greenhouse gases emitted decades ago. Before many effects of today’s emissions are felt, it will be time for the Summer Olympics of 2048. (Scientists refer to this as the 'commitment to warming.') What’s at stake is where things go from there." —Our prediction remains "fires."
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