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: Canada, the U.K. and the Planet Has Its Hottest June on Record
Dear Diary. Over the last month we have seen some shocking records being set around the globe. Heat domes causing these records are now widespread and appear to be becoming hotter with each passing year. So, it comes as no surprise that I learned last night that Canada had its warmest June on record due to heat domes setting up over that country:
That heat is extending now into July:
Will the United States follow suite? Despite seeing a torrid heat episode across the south-central states, which I dubbed Heatwave British Petroleum, the U.S. during June has been under what meteorologists call an Omega Block (an upper air jet pattern shaped like the Greek letter Omega):
Canada has been under the ridge or heat dome of this pattern while across the West and East we saw cool troughs:
At some point this overall pattern will break down across North America. When it does Canada will get cooler while the United States will get quite toasty, particularly if the flip occurs before September 1st.
Across the pond the United Kingdom and Ireland also had their warmest Junes on record:
Western Europe has mostly been under a strong heat dome during June, which has been part and parcel to our overall warming trend from carbon pollution.
What about the planet overall in June? Due to warm water temperatures getting averaged in from our burgeoning El Niño, I’m getting wind that June 2023 was the warmest June on record globally:
Here are some “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: temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is some new June 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.)