Tuesday, April 17, 2018
This photo was taken on April 14th, 2018. Unusually cold and stormy weather may well be a consequence of global warming. The jet stream normally moving from west to east is disturbed and weaken by warming conditions, so those of us on the northern prairie get Arctic air and blizzards. Our temperatures have been 30 to 40 degrees below normal for this time of year, and I had to remove three feet of snow from the driveway. Last year was the hottest year on record, eclipsing the previous hottest, the year before. This summer's heat may also be extreme.