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 ET’s will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ET’s (not extraterrestrials).😉
Main Topic: Highly Amplified Climate Change Influenced Jet to Deliver Big Temperature Contrasts Across U.S. This Week
Dear Diary. Last week I noted that a triple La Niña would exacerbate drought conditions that were already in place across the United States this fall. In the short term, LA Niña and a climate change weakened, amplified influenced jet stream will lead to record heat continuing across the West with chillier than average conditions across the East but especially in the Midwest.
Sunday we saw very hot conditions for early October across western North America:
Here is what we will have, 500 millibar wise, by Thursday:
We probably will see the first snow of the year across the Upper Midwest, but this will not be a record early event looking at past climatology. I would not be surprised to see some record cold readings reported in association with the cold vortex on the above Pivotal Weather chart.
So, why do I think that climate change is involved here? Because much warmer than average air is working its way northward into the Arctic forcing some cold pockets southward across the globe:
This is in keeping with renowned scientist Dr. Michael Mann’s findings.
I’ll be reporting on hot records set in the West and any chilly ones coming from the East on this blog. These will always be reported in my next daily segment:
Here are some “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks:
Here is some September 2022 climatology:
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.)
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