Monday September 30th… 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).😉
An Early October Heat Wave To Remember (Day One)
The calendar is just about to flip from September to October in this very interesting year of 2019. When it does folks even across the U.S. South traditionally think about fall things such as changing leaves, hayrides in the country, warm beverages, and of course, Halloween. Well, the weather that we will see across most of the central and eastern U.S. will be downright spooky like Halloween, but for another reason…summer heat. Like an unwelcome relative that keeps sticking around for way too long, summerlike weather has been with us across a good portion of the United States, lasting well past the autumnal equinox, and record hot conditions are just about to invade October.
Like I wrote a few days ago, I never thought that while I was living that I would see weather as hot as will likely happen the first few days of October, but here we are. This is the extreme temperature diary, after all, so for as long as we see a plethora of record temperatures going into the following month we will highlight as the main topic this October heat wave. Keep in mind too, that we will probably see some cold records in the wake of a strong early winter storm currently over the northern Rockies. Also, across the battle zone between record heat and record cold there will be the possibility of severe weather with some flooding in the Midwest, which I will relate. As we have seen in the past couple of decades, though, due to climate change, the number of record hot reports should far exceed those of a cold nature during this synoptic weather pattern brought about by an exceedingly amplified jet stream.
So, the following are notes from this odd pattern. For a change, record temperature messages will be listed before the usual “other climate and weather news of the day” section of this blog. Also, as we go through the evening hours more information will get added on this fluid post as it crosses my radar.
First, let’s put everyone in a “fall and winter mood” by posting more snow statistics, social media pictures and video of our historic late September Rockies winter storm:
Now, here are notes on the heat wave. (The first is my very favorite.😉)
Here are some of Sunday and Monday’s many “ET” reports:
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.)
Wow! Here is some remarkable overseas heat:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”