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Winter Weather For the Rest of the World: Horrible As Well!

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 16:11 PM
December 8, 2011

 For those planning to leave the United States to find better weather this winter, bad news!  Forecasters in all parts of the world expect winter in their locations to be one of the worse ever!

 Just today, officials in Scotland have issued Red Warnings, their highest level of emergency preparedness, because of “dangerous” storms bringing winds of up to 90 miles an hour.  Public transportation is shut down, all schools closed early,  and police discourage driving as main roads and bridges will close, and power supplies and properties are threatened.
 In his “Preliminary UK-Europe Winter Forecast 2011-2012,” Mark Vogan writes with alarm, “The 2011-12 may be one of worst overall UK winters in last 100 Years with the past two years a mere curtain raise.”

 And in “Another Cold Central European Winter Coming . . ,” written for, P. Gosselin adds that the prognosis for 2011/2012 winter and Christmas weather is “snow and water without end . . . . Eastern and Northern Europe will be significantly too cold.”  Meteorologists Sergei Rodionov adds, “Another anomalously cold winter appears to be in store for Europe.”

 Flooding in South America and Asia continues to dominate human existence there.  It is well known that never-ending flooding has killed over 1,000 people in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, etc.  The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports, “To date, nearly nine million people have been affected by torrential rains and overflowing rivers.  Flooding in many parts of Southeast Asia remains dire after months of being inundated, and more rains are expected.”

 The president of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, laments:  “In 16 months, in government, the rainy season has been the worst problem we’ve had to fight.”  An unprecedentedly heavy rainy season has brought death to 117 people, and displaced another 430,000.  With water supplies and other basic needs damaged, Santos has placed all systems on full alert until February or March of next year.

 Likewise, Australia has suffered so many wild flash rain storms in the last two months that its agricultural output is threatened.  Countless spurts of heavy rain cause thousands to call emergency numbers for help in stalled vehicles, power outages, and rain-soaked fallen trees fall blocking roads and damaging properties. Their summer is in our winter, and in addition to whacky rain, people in Sydney now sweat through the hottest summer on record.

 So the advice in wholesale Christian Bibles that we rest in winter months is most apropos.  No place around the world is now safe for winter lounging.  So stay home!  Curl up with your best winter blanket and read more of  God’s Good Book.

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