weather

The average day is hot, very hot. The solar cycles are the same they are today, but there is next to no cloud cover. It does rains once in a while, but not more then once a month. There is, however, the odd storm that hit Edmonton; they are much more dangerous then what storm used to be. With the exception of the odd rain storm, the storms are (listed from the most common to least common): Joy Buzzer, Acid Rain, Fallout Cloud, and the Gray Storm.


Joy Buzzer: The ironically named “joy buzzer” is a thunderstorm gone berserk. From a distance, it looks much like a conventional thunderstorm, but it flickers with excessive energy and occasionally shoots out abortive sparks of ball lightning. A joy buzzer blasts the area beneath it with lightning at a rate that puts conventional thunderstorms to shame. In addition to pouring rain, there is a good chance of a lightning strike. Light cover, like tents and tarps, do not protect those in cover. People inside vehicles can be hit, but the lightning strikes the vehicle, dealing massive to the vehicle and moderate to the people within.


Acid Rain: has a dark, gritty quality, and the liquid stings slightly to the touch. Exposure to acid rain for a few seconds is not harmful, but anyone in the open for longer then that you can be injured. Any material that normally provides cover from rain (such as a tent) provides protection acid rain.
Acid rain lasts for about 10 minutes.


Fallout Cloud: The clouds drop a light sprinkling of radioactive ash and dust, much in the way that a winter cloud might drop snow flurries. This ash drifts lazily to Earth for a period of time, often releasing only trace amounts, but sometimes coating everything with a solid layer of gray dust. The fallout causes the area on which it falls to become irradiated; people present when this happens or that venture into the area afterward risk radiation sickness.


Gray Storm: A gray storm is the most dangerous storm in the modern world. The rain that falls from a this storm is gray and milky in color, and the liquid is cold to the touch. It’s believed that it’s made of deadly poison that was released into the atmosphere when the bombs first fell, but this is not confirmed. The most dangerous part of this storm is that the zombies are not effected by it, but instead they seem excited by it. For a day before and after the storm, the zombies attack more often and venture out of central Edmonton. During the storm, they gather in large numbers, hunt down and then attack the homes of Edmonton survivors, despite what part of the city they are in. Luckily, this storm only happens once every 6 months on a surprisingly precise schedule.



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