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Summer sure seems to have arrived—as kids are out and about at all hours now. The weather, though, has not been particularly hot and when it is hot it doesn't stay hot for more than a day or so.
In fact, high pressure over Africa will nose quickly north and eastward and Wednesday will indeed turn hot with temperatures in the mid-30sC/90sF. Yet, the high pressure area will quickly move eastward, and cooler temperatures should return for the end of the week.
Looking further ahead, the anomalously cold weather over western Siberia should dissipate and summer should arrive both on the weather maps and on our thermometers as July rolls into its first week.
It's always important to look ahead or around. You never know who might be shooting at you, as happened at nearby Migdal Oz earlier this week. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
A more serious incident appeared to unfold in the parking lot of our Rami Levy supermarket last Thursday morning. An unidentified man was seen running through the lot in the direction of Route 60.
Since I was that unidentified man, I can tell you what happened. The store has a whole new line of sleeker and aerodynamic grocery carts. Apparently, one of them escaped its owner and was rolling down the relatively flat, but still downhill slope of the lot.
Seeing this, I gave chase. Fortunately, I had done my stretching and warm up exercises that morning so I was able to catch the cart before it crashed front first into a parked car on the other side of the lot.
At first an alarm sounded, but then strangely the speakers started playing the theme song from the "Six Million Dollar Man.” I couldn't stop laughing as I accepted the congratulations from passersby.
In the meantime, my daughter had her picture taken with Rami Levy, the founder and owner of the supermarket chain that bears his name.
What I didn't mention is that I had to wait several minutes for the crowd to thin out so that I could continue unloading my grocery carts, including the one that ran away….
Image credit: The Jerusalem Herald
Dr. Lynn is a lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Earth Sciences Department. He is also CEO of Weather It Is, LTD, a company that specializes in reducing weather risk.