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).😉
Main Topic: Summer for California in February
Dear Diary. It’s time for Superbowl week with the big game being played in Los Angeles on Sunday. In the 56-year history of the game, this is likely to be the warmest ever played. Kickoff temperature is forecast to be 84°F. Of course, warmth for the big game is the least of California’s problems:
California’s drought, though dented in December, is making a big comeback due to a dry and warm weather pattern extending from January into February, exacerbated, of course, by climate change greenhouse gas emissions.
We noticed this summer-like heat dome building over the West Coast last week:
A minor system will produce relatively light rain and snow early next week for California, then our nasty dipole ridge will build over the West later in the week:
Yesterday we saw a plethora of records (or extreme temperatures) being set across the west coastal area, which I listed on this blog. This one note from the San Francisco Bay area really stood out:
I’ll be posting more record statements from California and the West through Superbowl Sunday and beyond.
Please take heed of advice coming from local weather offices, such as this one, if you live in California:
Here are some “ET” reports from Thursday and Friday:
Here is some more overseas climatology from January 2022:
Here is more climate and weather news from Friday:
(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”