Extreme Temperature Diary-Tuesday September 5th, 2023/Main Topic: A Hellish Omega Pattern for Europe

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: A Hellish Omega Pattern for Europe

Dear Diary. Now our attention turns toward Europe, which is experiencing another dire climate crisis related weather pattern in the form of the Greek letter Omega jet stream configuration. Meteorologically this is a blocky pattern, which traditionally is not too rare, but on steroids when climate change gets factored into the mix. It forms when two cold pockets from higher latitudes get pinched off and move to lower latitudes between a predominant larger warm pocket producing the Omega configuration. We are seeing more of these according to Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Jennifer Francis because the jet stream is getting weaker and wavier. In Europe’s case this week, here is what we see:

So what does this jet configuration entail? Why this:

Let’s start with flooding both in and around Spain and what will shortly be occurring across Greece:

The cold pocket sitting over Greece should spawn more trouble:

Now let’s turn to the heat as reported by Maximilliano Herera:

I’ll be updating information in association with this post as this week rolls along.

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 more brand-new August 2023 climatology:

Here is more climate and weather news from Tuesday:

(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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