Wednesday April 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).😉
Second Bomb Cyclone Hits Midwest…Day One
As promised from yesterday I would do another post on an unfolding adverse weather situation with climate change ramifications for the Midwest. This second bomb cyclone in as many months, dubbed Winter Storm Wesley by the Weather Channel, will produce a blizzard from the front range of the Rockies through the northern Plains, dumping heavy snow with high water content over areas that have already seen flooding from the first bomb cyclone in mid March. Here is the link with notes on what the first bomb cyclone did to the Midwest and why there were climate change tie ins:
While exceptionally strong, Wesley will not be too much out of climatological norms for mid April, but because it will greatly exacerbate the misery already in place across the Midwest, it needs to be addressed as part of the overall climate change process. Today I will start compiling notes on Wesley so my readers can see its effects across a wide swath of America.
First, I haven’t presented one of these national temperature profile maps in a while. Wesley has quite the temperature contrast north and south of its front today:
We may see a few record highs in the southern Plains. Temperatures will be falling rapidly on the north side of Wesley from Denver northward through the Dakotas below freezing.
Here are Wednesday’s notes and observations on Wesley:
Look for more notes during the day. I’ll add a second post on Wesley compiling more statements and links for Thursday.
Here is more climate and weather news from Wednesday:
Here is one big ET 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.)
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”