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Excessive Heat Warning

You'd think that in the event of a castastrophic deteroration of the earth's orbit, NOAA would have other matters to tend to instead of posting an 'excessive heat warning'. But then again, everybody has a job to do.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
150
WWUS73 KEAX 171659
NPWEAX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY-PLEASANT HILL MO
1055 AM CST WED DEC 17 2003


...TEST...TEST...TEST...

.UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER HAS ENTERED THE REGION FOR DECEMBER...AS THE
EARTH HAS LEFT ITS ORBIT AND IS HURLING TOWARD THE SUN.

MOZ012-021-172251-
ANDREW MO-CLINTON MO-
1055 AM CST WED DEC 17 2003

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO LATE
TONIGHT...

UNUSUALLY HOT WEATHER WILL OCCUR FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
AS THE EARTH DRAWS EVER NEARER TO THE SUN. THEREFORE...AN EXCESSIVE
HEAT WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
DETAILS OR UPDATES.

$$
HEINLEIN


In case you're wondering, that warning was cancelled later in the day.

[The ever changing link...we will not let this gem be subject to link-rot]

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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Dec. 18th, 2003 10:51 am (UTC)
swapped with Earth on other side of Sun
maybe we just went passed the Sun and swapped placed with Earth 2 that orbiting directly at the direct opposite side of the Sun? :-)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 18th, 2003 02:41 pm (UTC)
dang
Looks like the link to the original is dead now.
sterlingnorth
Dec. 18th, 2003 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: dang
Found a new link ... Excessive Heat
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