Monday December 16th… 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).😉
Main Topic: Forecasting The Hottest Conditions In Recorded History For Australia
Dear Diary. Holy smokes! I had to do a double and triple take after initially looking at meteorological models over Australia this morning. Some place in the Outback may see an all-time record maximum for the country of Australia later this week near 50°C or 122°F. Australia is experiencing its first month of the summer season, which is getting off to a torrid start, even by their standards:
Going through the American GFS model it looks like the peak of Australia’s historic heat wave will be on Thursday and Friday when we see a whopper 591 decameter ridge over most of the island continent:
Check out these 850 millibar anomalies valid for the same period:
Southern Australia will be broiling with widespread records before the heat starts to relent next weekend.
Here is one of the latest videos on this heat wave from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology:
I’ll let all my readers know exactly how hot some areas get this week. As I’ve stated numerous times, Australia is experiencing climate change faster than many other areas on the planet. Australia is the proverbial canary in the coal mine of the climate crisis, which is now frequently singing alarms. Let’s heed them.
More about Australia:
Here is more climate and weather news from Monday:
(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.)
And here is an “ET” from Monday from the land down under:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”