Extreme Temperature Diary- Thursday October 19th, 2023/Main Topic: Extensive Dangerous Heat Dome Will Build Over South America for Another Week

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: Extensive Dangerous Heat Dome Will Build Over South America for Another Week

Dear Diary. Spring has sprung across South America, but unfortunately it has already leaped forward into a dangerously hot summer for many. A culprit heat dome has already built over southern Brazil and is quite extensive:

This anomalous heat dome, which I contend is made stronger by our long-term use of carbon pollution, will build into this weekend, peaking as indicated by meteorological models on Sunday:

Here are some recent reports of eye-opening records coming from South America as compiled by Maximiliano Herrera:

Any temperatures well above average will stress all people across much of South America, agriculture, and most importantly, the Amazon rainforest. Fires burning the forest this year from more drought will only hurt our “lungs of the Earth” more. Stay tuned here on that.

I’ll have an update in this heatwave early next week.

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 September 2023 climatology:

Here is More Climate and Weather News from Thursday:

(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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