Ok, the reason is cuz I damn well want to, and that's all that matters, so I'll keep posting.
MJ, have you been involved in discussions amongst climatologists? How can we possibly track climate change without observing changes in weather. How could it be known that a year has a higher avg temp than others, without tracking the actual temps?
Weather is a matter of temperature, humidity, precipitation, air pressure, wind speed, and wind direction, according to NOAA. climate.gov says "Climate is determined by the long-term pattern of temperature and precipitation averages and extremes at a location."
So an untrained eye wouldn't recognize the difference between weather and climate. A single weather event is not a sign of climate change, but it still gets recorded.
And there are some places where monitoring the weather is very important, as we deal with how the climate has already changed. Droughts in the SouthWest US mean less water for people downriver. Less fish there too, along with less ground moisture, and drier conditions as a whole. Water management is important, and it can have an impact on climate change for that area, at least.
Snow in one place and heat in another says nothing. Snow in DC in June may be something, or snow in Miami (even in January). Wouldn't those just be obvious enough for you to care about?
Unseasonable heat in Orlando in April is something to pay attention to, as we have this thing called the Atlantic Ocean not quite far from us. That's where hurricanes happen, for anyone paying attention. Warmer land around them generally means warmer oceans too. The SoBe water temp is 81°F today, May 16, 2023. Hurricane Katrina hit, the Gulf of Mexico was 82°F and higher, in some pockets. So it may be worth paying attention to a few weather reports now and then. The Atlantic was roughly 5°F higher temp than average when Sandy came around.
Climate change will impact certain areas first, and those of us in the effected areas (that admit climate change is real) know what to watch for.
My point is none of us know which weather events or group of weather events are significant as to their climate impact, and which aren't.
So the thread had devolved into posting weather report's.
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