Tuesday December 17th… 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).😉
Dear Diary. I have one note, which I will convey from time to time to my readers. I try to select one main topic for each day that I post that is the most pertinent topic from the past 24 hours. These days as the climate crisis worsens there are myriads of articles from other sources posted. Some days I could select two or more topics, which warrant being the numero uno topic of the day. Those deemed number two or three will be listed at the top of my news section listed daily for all to peruse and read.
Now to today’s main topic. The United States during 2019 has been a bit of a cool oasis within a world suffering from a fever. Take a gander at this NOAA graphic after worldwide averages were just published today through the month of November:
I fear that proverbial warm chickens may come home to roost as we move into 2020 in my country. As noted yesterday Australia will probably see its hottest records if not its more torrid month this December in recorded history. One sign that the weather pattern may be changing towards warmth will be this coming week’s remarkable mild to warm pattern that should develop leading up to Christmas. The forecast 500 millibar pattern resembles something that I am used to seeing in April rather than December on Christmas Eve:
The warm 582 decameter line extends well northward through the Tennessee Valley in the above chart. Digging down to 850 millibars we see this for the same time period:
And near the surface:
I’ll be reporting on how much North American snow melt we see from the oncoming warm pattern for those wishing for a white Christmas. The planet is changing such that only older folks will have seen a white Christmas in their past. Let’s all work to keep the climate in line such that future generations will get a chance to see a white Chirstmas at lower elevations in the future.
Here is more climate and weather news from Tuesday:
(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.)
It’s not only hot in Australia but warm in Europe. Here are some “ET’s from that area of the world:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”