Tuesday, May 13, 2008

La Nina, Arkansas 2008

Finally, a normal cyclic climate event is being report as responsible for the more violent weather that has been hitting Arkansas. The knee jerk "global warming" crap is thankfully absent.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say a phenomena known as La Nina — a cooling of water along the equator — is the reason why the state and country are experiencing nearly double the number of tornadoes in 2008 than in an average year.

The last time I remember the La Nina effect being so strong was in 1988/1989 while I was in school in L.A. Boy, was there a lot of rain and flooding. We didn't have the tornadoes.
The current La NiƱa event, characterized by a cooling of the sea surface in the central and eastern Equatorial Pacific, has strengthened slightly in recent months and is expected to continue through the first quarter of 2008, with a likelihood of persisting through to the middle of the year. ScienceDaily

It looks like we can expect more tornadoes and rain into next year. It's a good time to check out your emergency kit.

1 comment:

hardtack said...

When talking about Global warming, in many cases, logic does not work. We are dealing with a religion, with a mixture of pure old Communism being in the mix.

In some circles, those people are known as "watermelons." Green on the outside, red in the middle.

It is a religion, and people (including all major presidential candidates) have been caught up with the religious frenzy surrounding "global warming."