Try not to let this devastating drought and historic heat wave get you down; soon, we'll have a succession of hurricanes to cool us all off.

The NOAA, just to keep things interesting, raised its prediction for the 2012 storm season yesterday, to whit:

NOAA now expects 12 to 17 named storms and five to eight hurricanes, two or three of which are likely to be major hurricanes – categories 3, 4 or 5, with winds stronger than 111 mph. A normal hurricane season produces a dozen named storms and six hurricanes, three of which are major.

Meteorologists cited god's wrath against Chik-fil-a as the most likely cause of our looming ruination.

[LAT. Photo of near future: AP]