Wednesday July 10th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog 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).😉
Severe Flooding From Barry And Building U.S. Heat Wave Day Two
Well, here we go again. I’m dropping other subjects to cover another big and dangerous climate emergency (or climate change) related event until the thing subsides. This time around I’ve set up another category on my site entitled “Barry Flooding 2019” so that you can more easily follow day to day Diary logs.
Already we have seen flooding rain from the system likely to become Barry in New Orleans, and the thing hasn’t even formed into a depression as of this writing yet. A large cluster of storms moved into Southeast Louisiana well ahead of 92L this morning. Here are some reports that I am seeing:
The prospects for Barry becoming at least a Cat 1 hurricane are becoming more likely. Here is the latest from the National Hurricane forecasting the system to eventually move into western or central Louisiana:
I’ll be adding more notes on “Barry” as Wednesday progresses.
Now let’s turn our attention to the heat. Advisories north of the Gulf Coastal area where Barry will be lurking have expanded substantially since Tuesday:
Excessive heat warnings are in effect for portions of Oklahoma and typical desert locations in Arizona.
High heat and humidity will recur across the southern states and will be building across the West on Thursday:
It would appear that our burgeoning heat wave will intensify significantly around and away from Barry’s influence next week.
Check this post from time to time today to see more information. Remember that when faced with rising waters, especially when driving, turn around, don’t drown.
Here is more climate and weather news from Wednesday:
(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. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)
Here is another “ET” report from Tuesday:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”