Dee Friday August 3rd… 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:
More European Blisters
(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line.)
Before getting started on today’s main topic I’d like all reading to be aware of this new organization:
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Now let’s look at Europe. If you have been following my posts and climate/weather events this summer you know that today the Iberian Peninsula could be seeing all-time record maxes. It’s verification time folks, and this gentleman is sending out the latest information:
45.7°C Mora (record absolu, ancien 44.8 en 2016)
42.2 Castelo Branco (record absolu, ancien 41.6)
39.5 Lisboa Geofísico
Il fera encore +chaud ces 3 et 4/08.
6:33 AM – 3 Aug 2018
The top spot in the UK today was Kew Gardens with 33.2 °C. But if you think that’s hot, El Granado in
#Spain reached (a provisional) 46.4 °C
P.S. I’m beginning to learn some French looking at all of Etienne’s messages. Anyway, it looks like Portugal has gotten up to 46.4C so far.
As Etienne notes in this thread establishing old records for Europe can be complicated, unfortunately. Old measurements aren’t as reliable as those of younger American counterparts:
Mais quel est le record européen actuel ? la réponse n’est pas si simple…
[1/*] while the 48 °c seems to be able to be exceeded in the next few days on the Iberian Peninsula, especially in Portugal, we logically hear about possible absolute record of European heat.
But what is the current European record? The answer is not so simple…
Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting heads north in Germany, the European Union’s second largest wheat producer, and in Scandinavia, prompting further cuts to estimates for the 28-member bloc.
“The situation is catastrophic in northern Europe,” Strategie Grains head analyst Andree Defois said on Thursday.
The consultancy last week cut its forecast for this year’s soft wheat harvest in the EU, collectively the world’s largest wheat grower, below 130 million tonnes, a six-year low, and Defois said it could revise the estimate again.
France, the EU’s top producer, has also experienced extreme weather, prompting forecasters to cut their estimates to around 34 million tonnes from 36.6 million harvested last year.
Scandinavia and other Baltic states have also suffered, with Sweden’s wheat crop seen falling 40 percent while in Britain, where wheat crops are expected to fall to a five-year low, farmers are anxiously awaiting results as the harvest moves north.
How extreme is this year? The median temperature at the secular station Potsdam from April-July for 1893-2018.2018 has surpassed the old record of 2007 by almost 2 °c! Compared to the medium of the first 30 years of the data series, the deviation is saturated 4.3 °c.
Depending on the final rating, the Redding “fire tornado” could end up being one of the, if not THE strongest tornado to hit anywhere in California. (Depends how it’s classified.)
We can add this one to California’s fast-growing “bizarre weather of 2018” file.
Did I fail to mention the climate change related flooding in the eastern U.S. due to odd kinks in the jet stream for this time of the year? Yes I did:
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