We've had a HOT spring here in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky this year. (I almost went and wrote "Central Kentucky" and then I remembered that I no longer live in the Bluegrass, which is a weird brain bender, but I digress.) More than once I've heard people remark that we skipped spring and went straight to summer. The fact that Eric had symptoms of heat exhaustion while we were visiting the zoo the other day does nothing but support our weather observations. It's APRIL...and the first half of April, at that. Egads.
Will it be a hot summer?
I predict that it will NOT be a hot summer, but rather a cool and rainy summer. Why, you ask?
Because a honkin' big volcanic eruption that is going on and on and on is spewing gobs of volcanic ash four miles high into the atmosphere, that's why.
But I could be wrong, you know. It could be that this is the wrong kind of volcano to cool things down on a global scale. It will be interesting to see what happens.