That's some serious considerations for those living coastal areas. But what does that have to do with those of us living well inland and many hundreds of feet above sea level, you ask? Much, actually. I recall learning that, as a result of global warming, our weather will become more erratic, and rather than enjoying the normal summertime patterns of days of sun and warm being gradually replaced with rain or periodic, fast moving thunderstorms, we should expect much more rapid changes. These changes would be more severe as well, with more dramatic changes and more prolonged stormy days and nights.
|Perry the Penguin enjoys a windy, albeit beautiful, sunset at Fenelon Falls|
As I have said to Anchor Girl many times over the past couple of seasons, if we are going to keep boating, we have to get used to traveling, docking and going through the locks in the wind - something she doesn't like. Looks like we don't have a choice anymore :-(
Here's some video I captured of a passing storm at the marina last month, complete with the marine weather recording, warning of potential tornadoes and 60 knot (that's 70 MPH) winds!!. Scary thought of being caught off guard in conditions like this;