A bolt of lightning just struck outside my window. While I’ve been enjoying the warm weather like everyone else who is not anxious for snow, it’s quite strange to have summer-like thunderstorms 10 days before Christmas. I won’t wade into the discussion on whether this is global warming or part of a cyclical pattern the planet goes through. But will this city eventually have a North Carolina type climate with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean lapping at the shores of the St Lawrence?

6 Comments so far

  1. Husk (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    Isn’t it eerie? One hell of a photo op though…

  2. Rob (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

    My thoughts exactly. And just as I was beginning to enjoy the cold and bit of snow we’ve been having.

  3. RS (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

    This can’t be normal.

  4. Laiya (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    This weather really worries me. Global warming is here… Be afraid…very afraid… get your generators, life rafts… Speaking of which, have you seen those tv ads by the federal government telling people to get an emergency kit together? Do they know something we don’t? hmmm….

  5. Mike (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

    comon we all miss the snow but warmer weather is nice!

  6. blork (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

    The thunder from today’s lightning seemed louder than usual. It was literally shaking the house.

    It’s very weird to have thunder and lightning this time of year, but it has been happening over the past few years. Definitely a sign of change.

    Mike, warm is nice, but this kind of warm, this time of year, is very unnatural. It messes with the ecosystem and can cause a lot of problems for various species of plants and animals who are adapted to cycles. When the cycles screw up, their survival systems screw up.

    And besides, it’s all wet and muddy out there. Bleh! Give me nice white snow, and -5. That would be perfect. (Not too cold, but cold enough to keep away the wet.)

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