Extreme Temperature Diary-September 4, 2019/ Tracking Dorian Day Eight (Dorian’s Worst U.S. Effects Will Be Across The Coastal Carolinas.)


Wednesday September 4th… 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).😉

Tracking Dorian Day Eight (Dorian’s Worst U.S. Effects Will Be Across The Coastal Carolinas.)

*No matter what happens with Dorian tropical rainforest fires are more of a concern for the long term health of the planet.*

*Also, I have to correct one mistake I made on a nice Brad Friedman radio interview I made from yesterday. I voiced that Dorian had taken only about 24 hours to ramp up from a CAT 1 to a CAT 5. In actuality Dorian took about two-three days to do so from 8/30-9/1, which is historically common timeframe for hurricanes to ramp up from CAT 1 to CAT 5 as we have seen from the 18th and 19th century onward. Wikipedia has already begun logging detailed information on Doria even before the system has run its course. Check this out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Dorian

I would be very remiss if we changed main subjects today since it looks like Dorian may regain CAT 3 strength as of this writing, and its northern eyewall mat at least brush the coast of the Carolinas at some point before moving east of the U.S. mainland on Saturday. Here is what I tweeted out this morning:

Note the “white and dark red bulges” developing around the eye in the above image. That’s a sure sign of thunderstorm tops getting higher and stronger indicating a strengthening hurricane. If Dorian were a weakening CAT 2 this afternoon with about 0 chance of an eyewall brushing the coast we would be pressing onto how hot the weather will be across most of the U.S. in early September for our main subject. We may not do this until Friday.

In any case, without further ado here are many more notes on Dorian that will be saved for posterity. I’ll be constantly updating these as the day progresses. As usual, newest notes and videos will be listed first:

Here is more climate and weather news 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.)

And Alaska is still hot by their standards:

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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”

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