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This week may help to put us over the top. When weather stalls, bad things can unfold. The potential for severe flood or drought is magnified. A stalled warm frontal boundary focuses swarms of heavy showers and T-storms on
Which will add insult to injury for farmers trying to get out into their fields. According to
Warm sunshine returns this weekend with a run of 80s next week. Strong gut feel: I don't think we've seen our last 90F at MSP.
Additional Rainfall by Friday Evening.
Dorian's Claim to Fame: 36 Hours of Pummeling Just One Spot. Two (apparent) trends: rapid intensification and a slow-down in the forward motion of hurricanes, more of a tendency for big storms to stall for extended periods (Harvey and Florence, now Dorian). Here's a clip from Bloomberg: "Dorian wasn't the deadliest or costliest hurricane to roam the
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Report: NOAA Jobs Were On The Line Due to Trump's Bad Dorian Claims: Climate Nexus has links and headlines: "The Secretary of Commerce threatened firings at the
"Grand Bahama Right Now is Dead". A Firsthand Look at Dorian's Destruction. CNN reports: "...There is no power or running water. Aid is arriving slowly on the island of
Hurricanes Used to be Named After Women. Until These Feminists Stepped In. If you want something changed, speak up, right? Here's an excerpt from The Lily: "...In 1953,
Hurricane Patricia file image: ISS13 and NASA.
"Fighting for Water to Bathe - Water to Drink". Some of the survivor accounts are harrowing and heartbreaking. CNN.com has the story - here's an excerpt: "...A friend of hers hadn't seen her children since the storm hit, she said. Edward Christian Sawyer III told CNN he and his family survived on Abaco by tying themselves together with an electrical cord and making their way together up a hill through the wind and water to get to his sister's house on a hill, from his mother's house nearby. "If we hadn't done that, a few of us could have blown away," he said. His mother's house was destroyed, knocked off its foundation and flattened, he said. Sawyer said he went four days without food, and woke up every day just "praying to God you get off that rock," he said. "It was hell..."
"Gas Plants Will Get Crushed by Wind, Solar by 2035, Study Says. Details via Bloomberg: "Natural gas-fired power plants, which have crushed the economics of coal, are on the path to being undercut themselves by renewable power and big batteries, a study found. By 2035, it will be more expensive to run 90% of gas plants being proposed in the
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The Shocking Paper Predicting the End of Democracy. I sure hope this is wrong, but in the spirit of full disclosure here's a clip from a story at
Are Smartphones a Gateway Drug? The Lighthouse at
He Was Bullied for His Homemade U. of Tennessee T-Shirt. The School Just Made It an Official Design.
Americans Skeptical of UFO's but Say Government Knows More. Here's are a couple of excerpts from Gallup.com: "As an internet campaign called "Storm Area 51" has nearly two million people pledging to break into a highly secure military base later this month in the hopes of uncovering possible secrets about UFOs, a recent Gallup poll finds two-thirds of Americans believe the government knows more about the subject than it has conveyed.
79 F. high yesterday in
74 F. average high on
79 F. maximum temperature on
WEDNESDAY: Heavy showers, T-storms. Winds: NE 8-13. High: 69 THURSDAY: Heavy T-storms, elevated flood risk. Winds: SE 8-13. Wake-up: 63. High: 75 FRIDAY: Windy with leftover showers. Winds: W 10-20. Wake-up: 58. High: 68 SATURDAY: Plenty of lukewarm sunshine. Winds: S 7-12. Wake-up: 55. High: 79 SUNDAY: Warm sun, beach-worthy. Winds: S 7-12. Wake-up: 63. High: 83 MONDAY: Mostly sunny, partly-sweaty. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 66. High: 86 TUESDAY: Feels like July! Sweaty sunshine. Winds: S 10-15. Wake-up: 70. High: 88
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Worst-Case Phoenix Heat Wave Could Harm Thousands. Alarmist hype? I sure hope so. Tell that to people in
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