Extreme Temperature Diary- Wednesday July 28th, 2021/ Main Topic: Watching Heat Wave Epsilon Day Six…Extreme Heat To Peak In Central Plains Today And In the Southeast Thursday And Friday

The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track planetary 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).😉

Watching Heat Wave Epsilon Day Six…Extreme Heat To Peak In Central Plains Today And In the Southeast Thursday And Friday

Dear Diary. Heatwave Epsilon peaked in Montana and portions of the northern Plains on Tuesday. The system did produce some pretty amazing hot daily records:

Thankfully, Epsilon won’t produce any more records in Montana or North Dakota. Why? We now have a cold front that will ooze southward, slicing and dicing into extreme heat and putting an end to dangerous conditions. The only negative factor here will be severe storms bubbling up occasionally in the frontal transition zone:

This morning here is the state of National Weather Service advisories:

Notice that we no longer have heat advisories in Montana and North Dakota due to that frontal passage. That still leaves the bulk of the Plains and Southeast in the danger zone, in which people susceptible to heat stroke should take precautions.

Epsilon should peak in the central Plains today:

Epsilon will continue to build across the South through Friday:

I’m only expecting a smattering of additional records from Epsilon through its existence because this is the hottest time of the year, and I’m not too impressed with values on the above two charts. Nevertheless, Epsilon has a CAT3 value for a good reason…anyone not getting air conditioned or liquid refreshment relief will be in danger of heat related bad health effects, especially when heat index values rise above 95°F.

Further notes on Epsilon:

Here are some “ET’s” reported on Wednesday:

Here is today’s featured climate crisis related item:

Here is more climate and weather news from Thursday:

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Now here are some of today’s articles and notes on the horrid COVID-19 pandemic:

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