Monday February 10th… 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)😉
Main Topic: Update On February United States Climate Crisis Whiplash Weather
Dear Diary. Last Wednesday I first let everyone know that some portions of the United States would be seeing some unusual weather in association with a climate change influenced meandering jet and milder or warmer than average air masses:
The proverbial chickens really came home to roost in my neck of the woods with a lot of weather whiplash occurring across the South. There was flooding in Atlanta late last week followed by snow in much of north Georgia. Now we are seeing a pattern which will bring more flooding to much of the South where flash flood watches with embedded warnings have been posted:
Here are more details from the Weather Prediction Center:
Now, one system bringing 3-5″ of rain to an area is not significant news, but systems bringing more rounds of heavy rain over already saturated ground during February, which is typically a dry and cold month for the South, will raise some eyebrows. And, as we know, a warmer climate changed atmosphere has the potential to release more moisture producing flooding rain.
As indicated on my first February weather chaos post another soppy and sloppy spring/winter storm will move through the Midwest during the middle of this week:
There won’t be much rest for the weary in the wake of a clearing front since we can expect another strong system to affect the eastern half of the U.S. by early next week:
Severe storms may occur in the warm sector in the Plains and South from both storms.
By next week the atmosphere in mid latitudes all around the globe will be supercharged with climate change warmth looking at red positive anomalies:
Yet another storm (storm two) will dig into the Southwest as indicated by the blue cold lobe there. I would not be surprised to see record warmth affect some portions of the eastern or central U.S. next week.
I’ll keep my readers informed with information in association with this volatile weather pattern as we move towards Valentines Day and beyond.
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Here is some more weather and climate 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.)
Here are some Russian “ETs:”
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