Wednesday September 9th… 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).😉
Main Topic: Fire Weather along The West Coast Should Slowly Get Better
Dear Diary. The planet has not gotten so warm such that extreme heatwave episodes usually don’t last more than a couple of weeks during the summer, and that probably will be the case for our current western system:
However, we still don’t know if Chort will diminish to a CAT1, simmer, and grow again later during the West’s typical fall fire season. Perhaps it will die with another devilishly named system springing to life later in September and October. Let’s hope so since the West needs to catch at least a short term break.
One point here. As we head into autumn we could see more big wildfires in California with the absence of a heatwave due to Santa Ana winds. Too, there are so many fires in the West that most will continue through the fall until we get much cooler weather with some rain, and unfortunately this is not in the weather cards. We will take what we can get, though. As easterly flow winds relax some marine moisture will penetrate California, aiding firefighting efforts late this week.
Today will be the last day that I’ll highlight western wildfires as our main subject until we have another major life threatening weather pattern leading to major conflagrations. I’ll continue to put fire news items on future posts through this week, though. I will be listing notes with linked articles on this dangerous weather situation today in the space below, just like what I have been doing on the Extreme Temperature Diary the last four days. Newer and more recent items will be added at the top of this list as we roll through Wednesday:
And notes on the system trying to end old Chort;
Here are some more of the most recent “ET” reports from Tuesday:
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. The most noteworthy items will be listed first.)
Now here are some of today’s articles and notes on the horrid COVID-19 pandemic:
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Guy Walton “The Climate Guy”