Extreme Weather

Posted by Trish Riley, May 5, 2010

So-is it clear that we are in the throes of extreme weather yet? Earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, floods. The future has arrived, folks. It seems that Nature is trying to reclaim the earth before we humans fully destroy it.

“Flash flood watches were issued on Friday, but National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Vannozzi said the service also took the rare step on Saturday to relay an emergency message warning people to stay off the roads.

“We didn’t just barely beat the record and we didn’t beat it by a decent amount. We absolutely crushed the record for two-day rainfall in Nashville,” he said. “I don’t want to seem too dramatic here, but this is off-the-charts record stuff.”