Extreme Temperature Diary- Monday October 16th, 2023/Main Topic: Summer to Return to the Western U.S.

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 to Return to the Western U.S.

Dear Diary. This past warm season has been exceptionally hot for the Desert Southwest. Phoenix has had a particularly hot year with a near record number of days over 100°F:

Unfortunately, summerlike temperatures are not done for 2023 yet there:

Indeed, we have another heat dome that will be building over the area this week. Here we see it at its zenith on Thursday:

I anticipate that we will see a CAT 1, or at worst case a CAT2, heatwave from this weather pattern depending upon how extensive National Weather Service advisories get this week, so in all likelihood this heatwave won’t be a major episode and thus garner a name. Remember, my criteria are very much health threat centered. You can look at my criteria here:

Extreme Temperature Diary- Thursday March 13th, 2023/Main Topic: List of Oil Companies for U.S. Heatwave Names During 2023 – Guy On Climate

This coming heatwave will set many records and nay even spread into the southern Plains as it ends late this week:

Indeed, carbon pollution has enabled summer to spread well into fall. We cannot afford to have summerlike readings run amok, ruining our climate. It’s up to all of us to protest so that much more carbon won’t go into the atmosphere, but as I keep reiterating, humanity is not acting fast enough to avoid much more extreme heat.

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:

Here is some more brand-new September 2023 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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