Weather: Who Controls the Weather?

August 20, 2017

Illustration (Image credit: Wix)


The winds are switching to the southwest, and with the wind shift should come hotter (mid 30s C), more humid, and even dustier weather.  The southwest winds are developing between high pressure over Africa and weak low pressure over the eastern Mediterranean.


However, after a hot Shabbat, low pressure over the Mediterranean should strengthen and the winds should shift back to the northwest.  This will bring a few degrees of temperature relief, as well as clearing skies.


People are asking me if I've received a number of complaints about the weather.  I can tell you that I have been asked that question far more often than having received actual complaints.  Perhaps, I need to count some of those questions as complaints -- as not many people have the gumption to complain about the weather.  After all, wouldn't you be a bit embarrassed to let anyone know that you think that your local weatherman (or woman) can do something about the weather?


So, you ask the question, and I think: "Good thing they don't know."







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