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).😉
Dear Diary. Yesterday we concentrated on a heat dome building over Canada. Today it’s southeastern Asia’s turn. This thing is immense but will diminish some the next few days but won’t entirely disappear:
On the above Pivotal chart, you can see a 588-decameter height line centered over extreme southern China and northern Vietnam, which is quite high for that area of the world given this time of the year. Over to the right one can see Typhoon Mawar, which is winding down and being deflected northeast due to the heat dome.
Here are more record reports from Maximilliano Herrera recorded from the area in the past 24 hours:
Are we entering an era in which portions of southern Asia become too hot for human habitation due to our carbon polluting ways? That’s a very good question, which we will be answering this decade.
Here are some other “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is some May 2023 climatology:
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.)