Tuesday, June 9, 2009

‘Year Without Summer’ in Northeast?

Lots of June cold records recently, and we see this from AccuWeather. Yep, the globe sure is warming…NOT!

Recent Upswing in Lightning

One of the reasons for this could be colder-than-normal weather across the northern tier of the country that has suppressed the number of thunderstorms and has significantly reduced the number of tornadoes this year. The number of reported tornadoes so far this year is 685, just over half of the average annual amount, which is 1,297.

According to Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi, areas from the northern Plains into the Northeast will have a "year without a summer."