Wow…Sunday’s high of 66 was the coolest since way back on the 7th of March when we topped out at 62 degrees. I even wore my sweaters on Saturday & Sunday & really felt good being outside. Now that’s as cold as I want it, but I know what’s coming in this El Nino year. Past history shows us that our Winters are wetter & colder during an El Nino so I’d be getting my sweaters to the dry cleaners as we’ll need them a lot over the next 4-5 months. This week we’ll gradually notice a return to more summer-like feel as highs get back into the 80s.
Of course, with the tremendous rainfall over the Carolinas & Hurricane Joaquin reaching Cat. 4 status, the AGW crowd is jumping on theClimate Change cause again. Never mind we had intense storms like Joaquin back in the 50s & 60s & that rainfall records only go back 200 years at most, the media headlines proclaimed “1,000 year flood”. Huh? Who was in South Carolina back in 1015? And who had a rain gage? Most rainfall ever? For sure…in modern times, but to exaggerate well beyond that time frame is just what they do regarding the future 50-100 years from now. Alarmism?