Extreme Temperature Diary- Monday February 15th, 2020/ Main Topic: Summaries For Major U.S. CAT 5 Cold Wave Yeti (Part One)

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: Summaries For Major U.S. CAT 5 Cold Wave Yeti (Part One)

Dear Diary. As described on this blog a buckling jet stream influenced by climate change has trapped a significant pool of Arctic air over most of the nation. I’ve dubbed this cold wave “Yeti,” which is currently interacting with the TWC dubbed “Winter Storm Uri.” A second major winter storm will spin up in the south-central U.S. starting on Wednesday and produce more misery basically along Uri’s path.

Today I will be presenting many climatological notes on both Yeti and Uri, which have a lot of woe factor for climo and met science nerds like yours truly. Stay warm and safe out there. I only issue CAT4 and above rankings for extreme life threatening conditions. Be sure to check on the elderly and pets this week. Here are those summaries:

First, those frigid “ET” notes:

Other notes on current weather this week:

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. 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”

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