This is when our friends in the Midwest should be alert, for when that jet stream has done its dirty work in San Diego, it charges across the midlands spawning wild weather and tornadoes within a day or so after visiting San Diego.
Yesterday I wrote on my blog that the Midwest would probably get tornadoes soon and sure enough they did get some today. Fortunately they did not touch down in populated area.
The Jet Stream is what seems to influence our weather here in San Diego. Under normal conditions it blows fairly straight across the Northern States and Canada from east to west. But every now and then it dives down to San Diego, does a hairpin turn and charges back up towards the Great Lakes. When that happens our weatherman tells us "the storm door is open." Then all the 'cold' air swoops down upon us. Usually around the fifties and maybe forties at night.
I know that's not very cold winter weather compared to what most people get, but you have to feel a little sorry for us. Our house in particular and therefore a hundred or so others like ours around us, have no insulation in them. And there are holes in the walls and under the sink where pipes and electricity comes in from the out side. In fact we had to plug all the holes we could find with steel wool just to keep the mice out in the fall. Believe me this was not an inexpensive house. That's the way they build them down here.
There is much more to learn about the jet stream, so start with Wikkipedia and find out more.
NOW LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MY NEXT 'J'
This is JOHN -- JOHN COLEMAN to be exact.
John Coleman is our weatherman. He has been delivering weather forecasts for about fifty years. He moved down here to 'retire'. At first we did not like him. He's a bit of a clown and a silly one at that. But soon we discovered that his forecasts were the most accurate of all the TV weathermen - and women- in our area. So we got used to the nonsense and learned a lot about weather.
Interestingly enough, he has first class credentials and was also the co-founder of the Weather Channel. He's not averse to a little controversy either. You should see what he says about global warming. He has some very interesting information about that, and since he does come well qualified, he deserves a hearing.
THIS IS WHAT HE HAS TO SAY;
"It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious."
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/11/07/weather-channel-founder-global-warming-greatest-scam-history#ixzz1pdaSVfwJ
No comment from me on this hot topic, (no pun intended!)
This is my entry for the letter J in ABC WEDNESDAY, an exceptionally long running meme with many participants and loads of interesting information. Click HERE to see what I mean.