Apparently even meteorologists get really bored (which is saying something considering that weather is inherently dull most of the time). NOAA has already taken down the forecast that was posted, but it was this:

NON PRECIPITATION STATEMENT
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.

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HEINLEIN
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Why, exactly, this Hazardous Weather outlook would only affect Turney, MO, I’m not sure. But clearly it’s going to be very hot there. Or something.

2 Responses to “Earth Hurling Toward the Sun”
  1. Bill says:

    They test the emergency system every once in a while (for example, for the public side of things, it lights up on the http://www.weather.gov page). Sometimes they are bland, sometimes not. This is the funniest one I’ve seen.

  2. Kyle Haight says:

    *Snerk*

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