- Education and Science
When Winter Weather Patterns Change
By this time in January, we normally look like the picture above. Since late fall I have had the very strong feeling this would not be a normal winter for us. And so far it hasn't been. We have gotten a little snow, maybe six inches or so, and we dropped down to 11 below at night a time or two. Then, we bounced around like a yo-yo from warm to cold and back to warm again. Today we came close to 70 degrees F. Completely unheard of for us. In fact we joined many places today in breaking the record for warmest day.
We all have heard that the earth tilted on it's axis. I think we are now seeing proof of it. On the third of January, I saw a huge flock of geese...flying north. If you have paid attention to the news and weather reports, you will have seen how the south is being slammed with the kind of winter storms that are normal for us here, in South Dakota...but not for the south.
It makes me wonder what will happen to citrus crops, like oranges, and other warm climate fruits. There is already problems with cotton crops. Will there be a time when such products can't be had fresh, while they die out in the south...And get re-established in the north? And then you have the cold climate products, like apples and pears. There are vegetables with certain growing seasons or needing a certain length of time to ripen.
A lot of people are becoming alarmed at the changes in the weather. I am not one of them. I find it fascinating to be a part of history...our childrens history. Besides, I know certain things must happen. I put my complete trust in my GOD. It isn't every day that we get to experience such earth wide changes.