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In Al Gore's hometown of Nashville, the temperature this Easter morning dropped to a low of 23 degrees, tied for the coldest temperature ever recorded in April (in 137 years of record keeping). Just last Sunday it was in the upper 80s.
In Cleveland, the Indians have had another double header snowed out, but it's hard to lay all the blame on the weather seeing as how the MLB schedulers decided it would be a good idea to have the team open with 10 straight games in Cleveland in early April against opponents from warmer climes and with retractable roof stadiums. Brilliant.
Editor's Note: The News Junkie reports 31 degrees in Pittsfield MA, and the Barrister reports 35 near Hartford. Not a day for Easter bonnets.
After the 10:00 a.m., mass, Father Michael wished us "Happy Christmas" than laughed, and retracted this faux pas, saying that it is so cold it caused him to think for a moment of December. And our Chicago Cubs, our beloved perennial losers, open tomorrow in one of the normally coldest ballparks, Wrigley Field, in the U.S. including the little league park in Fairbanks.
Now just where was it that I read of a scientist who attributed this current phase of warming to normal solar cycles, which, he, thught, are now passing and soon would usher in much cooler earth temperatures?
As for Nashville, I assume that the Gores were vacationing in Aruba--where it might be warm? No point is getting mooned at home.
Unless I am mistaken, Al Gore grew up in Washington, DC. His family has tobacco farms and mines in TN, and he kept a house there for political purposes, but he doesn't seem to be there very often. He owns three houses in various places.