Wednesday July 26th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change post related hot topic:
Extreme European Heat
The main purpose for this site is reporting on U.S. extreme temperatures, but when I get wind of exceptional planetary events I’ll report about those. Numerous climate writers have lumped many heat waves that have been occurring around the globe this July calling them Part of a “global heatwave.” Since the entire planet isn’t burning I won’t use this phrase trying not to sensationalize current events in association with global warming, sticking to the science. Perhaps I’m wrong here, and we need to use this reference writing that the planet is undergoing a global heatwave. You decide. In any case Europe is today’s topic since potentially all-time records will be set today into Friday across that continent.
A couple of days ago I noted that the Scandinavian heat dome would come back big time late this week. Here is the current state of the heat dome across Europe:
Exceptionally high 500 millibar heights extend southwest from our building Scandinavian ridge to France and Britain where there is a chance for all-time records. Note the high over low “Rex Block” in met speak configuration from Scandinavia southward to Greece. I contend that this is a climate change signal. As the years go by more and more warm air aloft is penetrating high latitudes squeezing relatively small cool pockets southward forming more of these blocks. A strong system located southeast of Greenland will move East and end exceptional heat in western Europe over the weekend:
Le pic de la #canicule est atteint entre jeudi et vendredi, avec une nuit de jeudi à vendredi particulièrement chaude au nord. Nette baisse des températures samedi mais encore de fortes chaleurs dans le Sud-Est. #VigilanceOrange
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— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) July 26, 2018
So far I’m seeing these reports:
Nombreux records absolus de chaleur en train de tomber sur l’ouest des
38.1°C à Westdorpe (extrême sud-ouest)
37.9°C à Hoek van Holland (Tx côtière inédite !)
36.8°C à Vlissingen (côte sud-ouest)
35.7°C à Amsterdam-Schiphol airport
(Tx provisoires via
Many absolute records of heat falling on the west of
(provisional Tx via )
#Oslo, à 0.4° de son record absolu du 21-07-1901
34.2°C à Rygge, égalant son record absolu et record du comté d’Østfold (=03-08-1982)
🇳🇴 34.6 °c to , at 0.4 ° of its absolute record of 21-07-1901 34.4 °c to , 🏆 new absolute record for the county beating 33.5 °c from 10-08-1975 34.2 °c to Rygge, equaling its absolute record and record of Østfold County (= 03-08-1982)
UPDATE: Heathrow has just hit 35 °C. Will this be the top temperature of the day, or is there more to come?
🌡️ Exceptional heat on the Benelux this July 26th, especially inwhich the monthly NATIONAL heat record of July was equalled! 38.2 °c at rainbow = 38.2 °c, 02-07-2015, Maastricht and several stations including & -Airport broke their absolute record!
And this is Rovaniemi 3 days ago 🙂
On 24 July, the Emergency Management Service was http://copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-ems-rapid-mapping-activated-forest-fires-attika-greeceactivated to monitor the 🇬🇷. The maps produced so far indicate that approximately 32 km are influenced by the . more here:
On 23 July, two large fires broke out in Attika, a region in the central-southern part of Greece. While a state of emergency was declared by Attika Regional Authorities, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated. Resources from across the EU have been transported in to assist with extinguishing the fire and attending to the affected population, including a transport plane with 60 firefighters from Cyprus and three water bombers from Italy and Romania.
The fires broke out near seaside resorts, sending residents fleeing towards nearby beaches and evacuating by boat. According to media, at the time of writing, the number of casualties has reached 82. More than 700 people have been evacuated and at least 164 people are being treated for injuries.
The Greek General secretariat for Civil Protection activated the EMS Rapid Mapping Component on 24 July. Delineation maps, showing the extent of the burn, have been produced over two Areas of Interest (AoIs): Geraneia and Rafina. Additional maps are being produced for further monitoring. The maps produced as of Wednesday evening on 26 July show, in aggregate, approximately 3,200 ha burned by the fires.
Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), said if Britain left the EU next March without a deal, disruption at customs and border crossings could impact food supplies.
He also said Britain’s long spell of hot sunny weather and little rain would start to hit supplies in the autumn.
“We’re going through the most extraordinary summer and we’re already seeing farmers struggling with crops, with feed for ruminants (cattle and sheep). There are vegetable shortages because there hasn’t been enough rain,” Wright told BBC radio.
Once more most of the Midwest is living large having some of the most comfortable temperatures in mid-latitudes across the Northern Hemisphere.
Hot off the presses (pardon the pun😉) here is more global warming news from Jason Samenow:
Here is todays one big ET:
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