(Washington, D.C.) The first day of spring arrived today
with widespread cold and snow, an event that some say is
just one more sign of global warming.
"This is exactly in line with what we have been predicting for years,"
explained James Fearmonger, chief climate scientist at the newly formed
Global Warming Prediction Center. "With global warming we have predicted
that some areas will see more precipitation, some less precipitation,
some will experience warmer weather, some colder. So this event can
be fully explained by global warming".
The unusual weather event has also kept forecasters at the National
Weather Service unusually busy when it was discovered that there
were not enough colored pens to draw all of the features on today's
weather map (see accompanying graphic). "We were scrambling to find
all of our pens…someone is always borrowing them, and today we needed
every dang color!", exclaimed an obviously frustrated forecaster, who
only spoke to ecoEnquirer on condition of anonymity.
With winter storm warnings extending from the Great Plains into the Ohio
Valley, a few government insiders are predicting that a new congressional
inquiry into the unusual storm will be started later this week.
"There has been a lot of finger pointing this morning," explained one
FEMA official. "This storm surprised everyone. Local, state,
and federal disaster officials were all caught with their pants down on
this one…it's not a pretty sight."
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