Short Term Forecast Calls for 60% Chance of Fancy Toffees
La Satira News Service–In an unusual move, the local meteorological service has instructed South Florida residents to be ‘Werther-aware’ during the overnight hours.
“We have to emphasize that this is not a typo,” said Dr. Claude Foreman, the director of the service, in an interview with local media. “You really do need to be on the lookout for toffee-storms.”
The warning comes in the wake of a freak event at a local sugar processing plant. A passing thunderstorm delivered an unusually powerful burst of lightning to a storage bin, causing temperatures in the bin to rise past the melting point of sugar. At that point a tornado passed over the same point, whipping all the superheated sugar into a frothy state and sucking it into the stratosphere. There, meteorologists believe, the caramelized sugar condensed into small lumps resembling toffee, which remain aloft, supported by updrafts associated with the thunderstorm.
As the storm subsides, the toffees should begin to fall. “The effect should be something like nickel-sized hail,” said Dr. Foreman. “But these hailstones won’t melt in the warmer air temperatures. We’re especially concerned about locations where more conventional precipitation may follow the toffee showers–all that sugar and all that water in the same place could really make for a sticky situation.”
The governor’s office will reportedly decide tomorrow morning whether to pursue a disaster declaration. Such a declaration would release emergency funds to bring in teams of aardvarks to deal with the expected boom in the fire ant population.
La Satira News Service is not associated with Werther’s Originals. For more information about their toffees, caramels, and assorted products, please follow this link: http://www.werthers-original.us/.