US forecasters say fall to extend SW drought

August 18, 2011
A sailboats high and dry at Benbrook Lake in Benbrook, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. As the summer months and heat wears on, extreme drought conditions continue throughout the state with little chance of rain in the coming days to offer relief for this reservoir south of Fort Worth. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(AP) -- Federal weather forecasters say the country can expect more of the same weather for this fall, especially for drought-struck Texas and Oklahoma. And they urge coastal regions to be ready for a hurricane.

The three-month sees no relief from the record Southwest drought. It also predicts warmer than normal weather for a wide swath of the country from Maine to Arizona. Only the Southeast, Northwest and California will likely be spared. That's because forecasters a La Nina system to keep rain away.

Climate Prediction Center operations chief Ed O'Lenic also says a high pressure system that has kept away from the East has moved, making a U.S. hurricane strike more possible. The last hurricane to strike the U.S. was in 2008.

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2 / 5 (1) Aug 18, 2011
And they urge coastal regions to be ready for a hurricane.

Probably in reference to the fact the GFS and other models are picking up on 97L and making it a landfall sometime between the 26th and 29th, depending on specific run and track, between the central Gulf, Florida, and Carolinas.


Top secret models probably have a consensus on this one as well.

Seeing as how the "invest" already has a broad circulation, it's unlikely they'll be able to use cloud seeding or other weather control experiments to keep this one down, as they did with the previous two which past near Puerto Rico as weak lows.

97L will likely be classified at least as a TD, and probably a TS well before it's in flying distance of the cloud seeding and other weather control experiments.
Aug 18, 2011
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1 / 5 (2) Aug 18, 2011
Why does God hate Texas?

A clear attempt to bait me.

AT any rate, I don't really have a definitive answer for you.

I highly doubt God "hates" anyone in the sense of the term's common usage in english language.

Do you think droughts means God hates people? If so, why is it in the Bible God tells the Pharaoh and Joseph (through dreams) that the terrible drought is going to come 7 years ahead of time, and how they should prepare?

If God hates people, why would he warn them of the disaster ahead of time to spare them all? why not take them by surprise?

No, I think you have the wrong impression entirely.

I don't even think "emotions" are necessarily attributable to God in any human sense, though in the Bible, for example, we see anthropomorphisms to describe God's actions sometimes in terms of emotions.

But see the book of Job, first two chapters.

Bad things sometimes happen to good people.

Very bad things sometimes happen to very good people.
1 / 5 (2) Aug 18, 2011
Now why would God spare the hebrews and egyptians via a warning in a dream, but not warn Job's family?

I mean, God pointed Job out to satan first, and then he sat there and watched satan murder Job's family, and all of his livestock, and all of the servants except one servant who managed to escape, having witnessed each of the disasters.

Why would God do this or allow it, particularly since Job was allegedly one of the three most upright people who ever lived?

The answer is there doesn't need to be a reason. It doesn't matter. God is God and there's nothing you can say or do about it, so get over it.

I mean, a pulpit pastor will find some hyper-spiritual answer to give you, after first stealing your "tithe" and "love offerings" and selling you a book he wrote that definitely wont help you in life, but if you read Ecclesiastes, you'll find the same answer I gave, read between the lines: "get over it. Fear (reverence) God. Keep his commandments. That's all."
1 / 5 (2) Aug 18, 2011
Anyway, as stated, I doubt God "hates" anyone.

From a certain point of view, we'll never be nothing mroe than a secondary afterthought to God. He could have just as easily made something ten times smarter than us, and morally perfect and infallible. So why didn't he?

Probably boredom or humor or something.

He might have been wondering what it was like to make a mistake, so he made mankind. Being perfect and knowing everything must get boring after a few trillion years.

And note here that "mistake" and "accident" are too different things. God making man, even a perfect man, was clearly not in anyone's best interest, but it was no "accident".

After all, in Genesis 5, it says God was sorry he made man because man was so evil, but clearly he knew everything, and did it anyway.

But that doesn't mean God hates people.

Infact, according to the Bible, God loves people so much that he sacrificed himself for humanity's behalf.

You have the wrong idea.
not rated yet Aug 19, 2011
Take a breather, preacher man.

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