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May 28, 2004

The Day Before The Day After Tomorrow

Further to our commentary on this spring's strange weather and its possible relation to climate change (here, here, here, here, here, and here), yesterday (the day before today's release of the climate-apocalypse fantasy film The Day After Tomorrow) saw the fourth and fifth twister to hit Washington this year -- already double the average annual occurence.

The PI reports:

Washington averages 1.8 tornadoes a year, but Thursday's were the fourth and fifth to touch down in the state in the past four weeks.

The usual caveats apply: no individual weather event can ever be demonstrably tied to climate change. Still . . .

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