Weird weather (climate change, anyone?).Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice. ~ Robert Frost
- Nasty snowstorms in the Rocky Mountains, five inches of snow in Denver, Interstate 80 closed for snow from Wyoming to Nebraska.
- In Southern California, some 800 miles to the southwest, temperatures are in the mid-90's, humidity in single digits, and wildfires are threatening some of the tonier McMansions and ranchettes in San Diego. The fires double in size every thirty minutes. Thousands of residents and the Fairbanks Country Club ($75,000 to join), have been evacuated.
- Last week, in the other direction 400 miles southeast of Denver, the same conditions including severe drought were burning wildfires through the Texas Panhandle. As of now, 89 homes have been destroyed.
- Another 400 miles farther east, heavy storms will pummel eastern Texas with 3 to 5 inches of rain. Tomorrow, severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes will ravage the nation from New Orleans to Pittsburgh.