Thursday April 11th… 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 Cyclone Bomb Hits Midwest…Day Two
Today I will merely post more notes on what The Weather Channel calls Winter Storm Wesley, which as expected produced blizzard conditions across portions of South Dakota and Minnesota. As stated yesterday Wesley’s characteristics are not that far away from climatological norms, but the storm has and will produce more misery for already water logged areas of the Plains and Mississippi Valley that did got hit by climate change factored systems earlier from winter into March.
Before we get to those notes I have seen some disturbing trends from Thursday’s models. The jet storm track is poised to bring storm after storm through the Plains into the Mississippi Valley over the next ten days, which would produce much more unwanted wetness. For example, will this forecast cyclone be a big nuisance?
I think so. By Thursday of next week we could be seeing another heavy rainmaker over Nebraska with snow and wind factors to boot. Before that storm by this weekend a southern Plains storm will produce severe thunderstorm and tornado havoc probably in Texas:
Personally I cringe during the spring when I see storms as strong as these entering the Plains, climate change or no. I’m sure that The Weather Channel will be busy through at least late April reporting on flooding and tornadoes. Anyway, here are more notes on the storm at hand…Wesley (I’ll be adding more with time this evening):
Here is more of Thursday’s climate and weather news:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”