"Category 5" Blizzard Shaping Up for
I had a Category 5 dinner Sunday (Filipino food). This morning I woke up to a minor Category 3 headache. Maybe it's the seasons shifting gears?
We rank hurricanes and tornadoes on a scale from 1-5, why not winter storms?
Next week looks chilly, but I'd bet a (stale) bagel we'll see more 60s.
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Watches and Warnings. For the sake of clarity and simplicity, hot pink = bad. Winter Storm Warnings mean treacherous travel conditions are imminent - I expect
A "Category 5 Winter Storm". The map above is being generated by
First Slap of Winter. Wind chills in the 20s by late Friday into the weekend? That seems realistic, based on what I'm seeing. From low 70s to (feels like) 20s in the span of 48 hours. Looks like autumn to me. Graphic: AerisWeather.
Friday Wind Chills. Teens for the
ECMWF Snowfall Guidance. This is from the 12z Wednesday run of the European model, suggesting a coating of snow for the metro by midday Sunday, with plowable amounts near
Hagibis on Satellite: Hagibis has been a super typhoon, with maximum sustained winds of 150mph or greater, for nearly 60 hours, which is a record for the western North Pacific so far this season. Earlier this week, the storm's winds increased by 100 miles per hour in just 24 hours, which makes it one of the fastest rates of intensification ever observed on Earth!
Tracking Hagibis: According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hagibis is an equivalent category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 161mph and wind gusts of 196mph. The storm is currently located about 300 miles south-southwest of Iwo To and was moving north-northwest at 12mph. The forecast has Hagibis tracking north-northwest through the end of the week before making a northeasterly turn toward
Rain Threat: Heavy rainfall could be possible across parts of
Fire Threat Wednesday: According to
Fire Threat Thursday: Extreme and Critical fire weather conditions will continue across parts of
Red Flag Warnings: The
High Wind Concerns: The
Power Outages In California: According to PowerOutage.us, nearly 500,000 customers are without power today due to the Extreme Fire threat across parts of northern
Winter Weather Concerns: A major winter storm is unfolding across parts of the
Snowfall Expected Through
Winter Storm Severity Index: The overall impacts from the upcoming winter storm could be extreme across a wide area from northern portions of
History of the First Snow of the Season. Just in case you're curious, check out this link at
Fill, Build and Flood:
Conundrum: Why People Do Not Listen to Evacuation Orders. Because we've become a nation of armchair meteorologists.
Why Everything is Getting Louder. Noise pollution is a real thing. I said NOISE POLLUTION IS A REAL THING! Here's a clip from The
We're More at Risk of Nuclear War with Russia Than We Think. Oh lovely. Because we weren't all quite anxious enough. Details via a post at
Paralyzed Man Walks Using Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton. The stuff of science fiction is rapidly becoming science fact. The Guardian has the story: "A French man paralysed in a nightclub accident has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton, providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement. The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar to perform basic movements before using the robot device to walk. Scientists described the trial results as a breakthrough. Doctors who conducted the trial said though the device was years away from being publicly available, it had the potential to improve patients' quality of life and autonomy. The patient, identified only as Thibault, 28, from
Goodyear Blimp Listed on Airbnb. Here's a blip from
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Elon Musk Wants His Cars to Fart and Bleat - In the
73 F. high Wednesday in
61 F. average high on
50 F. maximum MSP temperature on
THURSDAY: Showers, possible thunder. Winds: SE 15-25. High: 64
FRIDAY: Showers taper, gusty and colder. Winds: W 15-30. Wake-up: 42. High: 44
SATURDAY: Light rain/snow mix. Few slushy lawns in the metro. Winds: W 10-20. High: 40
SUNDAY: Gray with flurries and sprinkles. Winds: NW 10-15. Wake-up: 33. High: 42
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, winds die down. Winds: W 5-10. Wake-up: 34. High: 47
TUESDAY: Another cool front, few showers. Winds: NW 8-13. Wake-up: 38. High: near 50
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, a little nicer. Winds: NW 7-12. Wake-up: 35. High: 49
Earth Just Had It's Hottest September on Record.
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Investors Are Getting Closer to a
Swedish Teen Urges Youth to Demand Climate Change Action. AP reports: "A 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist was joined by another teen activist on a North Dakota Indian reservation to urge young people to demand action on climate change.
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Record Highs vs. Record Lows. In recent decades record daytime highs have greatly outnumbered record lows, at a local and national level. Graphics above: Climate Central.
Conservatives Can Lead the Country to Climate Change Solutions. Former
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How Climate Change and Flash Flooding is Affecting Communities Across the Country.
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article235912997.html#storylink=cpy Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article235912997.html#storylink=cpy 2050: The Fight for Earth. Check out some of the posts at at special edition of TIME.com: "Thirty years ago, TIME named the endangered Earth Planet of the Year. It's taken that long for the world to wake up to the reality. Man-made climate change has thrown us headfirst into a true crisis that touches every part of the globe, and we can't waste any time making systemic changes to the global economy, geopolitics, and culture if we want life on Earth to survive. Thirty years from now, we'll look back at 2019 as another inflection point--whether good or bad is up to us. Read TIME Editor in Chief
How Penn State is Cutting Greenhouse Emissions in Half - And Saving Money. OK, I have to wave my alma mater's (blue and white) flag on this post, courtesy of
Graphic credit: Penn State,
If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global Warming? The answer is yes, but not by as much as I would have thought. That doesn't make it a bad idea, though. WIRED.com runs the numbers: "...Hey, that's not bad! This says that if every one of us took a couple of hours this weekend to plant a tree, it would eventually reduce the carbon dioxide level by around 6 percent from the current level...How about one more quick estimation. If everyone planted a tree, how much land would that require? Let's say they're planted in a square grid, 5 meters apart, so that each tree takes up an area of 25 square meters. With 7.5 billion trees, that requires 1.8 x 1011 square meters of land, or 72,000 square miles. That's roughly the size of
It's Cool to Give $$ to Climate Now: Climate Nexus has links and headlines: "Two big climate-related donations made in recent week may signal a shift in how philanthropists are thinking about funding climate change,
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