Thursday September 5th… 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).😉
Tracking Dorian Day Nine (Coastal Areas of North Carolina to See Worst Effects of Dorian in the U.S. )
*No matter what happens with Dorian tropical rainforest fires are more of a concern for the long term health of the planet. The less areal coverage of tropical rainforest on the planet, the hotter our environment will get, and thus the stronger hurricanes will be in the future.*
As I begin writing today Hurricane Dorian is located off the South Carolina coast pulling away from Charleston to the north and east. Indeed the storm did restrengthen yesterday afternoon becoming a minimal CAT 3 with top sustained winds of 115 mph. This morning the system has weakened slightly to a strong CAT 2 with winds of 110 mph. Looking at trenfs we should see a strong CAT2/borderline CAT 3 hurricane all the way to the Outer Banks area through tomorrow as Dorian continues to parallel the coast.
We are about to see what the eyewall of a strong CAT 2 hurricane can do to the North Carolina coast, but we may never officially get a U.S. landfall.
Dorian may come close to a “landfall” at the tip of Cape Fear in the Wilmington area then early Friday or along the Outer Banks area north and east of Morehead City, which over the last few centuries has become used to seeing strong storm systems. The North Carolina Outer Banks is geographically more exposed to the Atlantic more than any other area in the Southeast except for the Florida Peninsula.
Here is more tragic news concerning Dorian:
Let’s not forget about our friends in Eastern Canada:
Since Dorian is so much in the news I will continue my best at cobbling insightful, timely social media messages on the hurricane. I’ve seen some ridiculous stuff out their too, which I won’t include.
Without further ado here are many more notes on Dorian that will be saved for posterity. I’ll be constantly updating these as the day progresses. As usual, newest notes and videos will be listed first:
Here is more climate and weather news from Thursday:
(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.)
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”
Here is another big “ET” from Thursday: