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Monday, April 23, 2012

A Few Thoughts on the "Weird Weather"

Yes, plants such as Japanese Honeysuckle, Chinese Privet, Queen Anne's Lace, and Blackberries are blooming "way early", in response to the mild Winter and early Spring.

By itself, this is a weather event.  A very unusual event, but by itself, it reveals NO trend.  "Climate" represents a 30-year average of weather conditions.  If it happens for 5 of the next 6 years, then that is noteworthy, as it will start to affect the 30-year average.  So if the Mayans are wrong this December, then time will tell as far as climate trends go.

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