Meanwhile, a big chunk of the east looks like it's about to enter a new ice age. I'd say the weather is being very badly managed this year, and we ought to privatize it, because clearly the U.S.Weather Service just isn't providing us with the sort of weather we need and would find enjoyable. I'm sure the free market could give us much better weather than the government does, and we could have lower taxes to boot! Down with Socialist weather!
But then maybe we won't even have to endure August. Maybe a Rock of Doom will hit us before then. It does seem more likely than ever when you see this map showing all the known Big Rocks that have smacked into the planet. Keep in mind that most of the planet is unexplored ocean, and another big chunk is covered with ice or year-round snow or permafrost, and there's still a bit of tropical forest that hasn't yet been explored for evidence of meteor impacts. Consider all that, and it suddenly seems a wonder that any living species at all have survived on this impact-prone meteor-attractor. The map makes Earth look like a kid with the worst case of acne ever.