Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Extreme Weather

As the Earth heats up, the weather will become more extreme.  More heat means more energy in the atmosphere, and the more energy in the atmosphere, the more extreme the weather will be.  It's a simple equation, actually.

Here's the forecast for today:

Sustained wind speeds will increase to between 40 and 50 mph by midday with gusts reaching 60 to 65 mph. Wind gusts reaching or exceeding hurricane force will be possible over mountain passes
and along eastern slopes.

This is the most extreme wind forecast for this area I can ever recall.  We'll be battening down all the hatches for this one.

Welcome to the New Earth.