Thursday October 3rd… 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).😉
An Early October Heat Wave To Remember (Post Four)
I’m confident that today will be the last day of widespread historic heat, but some numbers coming out of the Southeast will be even more eyepopping than those of Wednesday. It looks like my hometown of Atlanta is on track to see a maximum of 97°F, for example, which would be the highest temperature so late in the year, and a new October record, which was set just yesterday at 96°F. My team, the Atlanta Braves who were talented enough to make the playoffs with a divisional title, may be playing in the hottest playoff game in major league history this afternoon and evening with no chance of a cooling shower when they face the St. Louis Cardinals. Go Braves but stay hydrated! I still can’t get over the fact that it is this hot in October when I’m used to experiencing crisp fall days.
Without further adoo here are more notes from experts on this historic fall heat wave (and record temperatures in general):
Here are some “ET” statements from Wednesday 10/2 and Thursday, 10/3/2019.
(This list will get very long as we move through Thursday):
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”