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: U.S. October Record Scoreboard and Climatological Review
Dear Diary. It’s time once again for our monthly climatological review. Here on this site, we usually present monthly summaries near the 8th of each month, and each is available by clicking the link below:
I’m repeating this mantra every month:
Some people ask me, why track record temperatures? More heat does not affect me, so why should I care? Because record warmth is a big symptom of the climate's health over the last few decades, giving us warning of what may come. Heed the drip drip drip coming into the Titanic. pic.twitter.com/8X958Y1cj2— Guy Walton (@climateguyw) February 3, 2020
October 2023 using 1901-2000 mean data got ranked by the National Center for Environmental Information for the lower 48 states as 18th warmest, or 112th coolest since records began being kept in 1895.
Overall, during October we saw above average to near record warmth develop across all of the lower 48 states during the first three and a half weeks of the month. A cold snap at the end of the month that produced hundreds of record low temperature reports prevented October 2023 from being a top ten warmest October. No one state saw below average temperatures. Statistically as a whole, the U.S. had a well above average month:
Just in:— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
October 2023 in Lower USA had an average temperature of 56.12F which is +1.56F above normal
HAWAII Average of 4 main stations:78.9F Anomaly -0.1F
PUERTO RICO (San Juan) Average: 85.4F Anomaly +2.5F HOTTEST October on records pic.twitter.com/AUUd7PLo6u
Here are my two U.S. Daily Record Scoreboards updated through 11/05/2023 (data compiled from the following NCEI site):
I’m also keeping tabs on record report totals to verify a scientific study I helped to complete in the decade of the 2000s. We’ll eventually see how skewed ratios of record warm to cold reports get by the year 2100, which the study mentions as 50-1 for DHMX vs. DLMN:
DHMX= Daily High Max Reports. DLMN= Daily Low Min Reports. DHMN= Daily High Min Reports. DLMX=Daily Low Max Reports.
Totals are record reports for the entire United States including all territories minus those from Alaska. I’ve subtracted those from Alaska to get a better representation of what has occurred across the lower 48 states in association with lower 48 state rankings.
Bold red, blue, or purple colored months, such as January 2020 and June 2021, that have ratios of >10 to 1 daily warm low records or <1 to 10 daily warm to low records are either historically hot or cold, most of which have made news. NCEI rankings are for the lower 48 states with the warmest ranking since 1895 of average temperatures being 128 (for ties) or 129 and 1 being the coldest as of 2023. Blue colors represent cold months and red warm. Those months and years with counts close to a 1 to 1 ratio of highs to lows are colored black. All-time record hottest or coldest months and years are boldly colored in purple. NCDC rankings have been color coded (under tabs in each file) such that values of 54 to 74 are black representing neutral months or years (+ or – 10 from the average ranking of 64).
Record numbers statistically matched up well during October of 2023 with that month being the 12th warmest September on record, which was well above average.
October 2023 had approximately a 35 to 8 ratio of record DHMX to DLMN individual record counts, so the color I used for this month was red on the top chart.
October 2023 had approximately a 41 to 12 ratio of record DHMN to DLMX individual record counts, so the color I used for this month was red on the bottom chart.
Due to climate change, we are seeing fewer blue colors on these Record Scoreboards with time.
As stated, the average temperature lower 48 state ranking for October 2023 was 112, which was colored red since it was above average.
I color rankings of +10 to -10 from the average ranking for the lower 48 states of 64.5 black, indicating that these are near average temperature wise. The top warmest ranking for 2023 would be 129 since rankings began in 1895.
We are seeing that November 2023 has gotten off to a chilly start, but anomalous heat has once again commenced across the country this second week of November. Meteorological models forecast above average temperatures going well into November, so I expect that we will see another high ranked month for 2023.
After a relatively cool start to the year, 2023 is now has record ratios near those of the first three years of this decade:
Here is much more detailed climatology for October 2023 as complied by NOAA:
Assessing the U.S. Climate in October 2023
The Mississippi River dropped to record lows this October
- For the second year in a row, the Mississippi River dropped to record lows, causing barges and ships to run aground during one of the busiest times of the year to ship grain.
- The first major cold snap of the season occurred on October 31 and into early November. Temperatures dropped 20–30°F below average across much of the U.S., resulting in record-low temperatures and snowfall from the Northwest to the Southeast.
- Year-to-date temperatures across the eastern U.S. have been warmer than average in 2023 with 30 states experiencing a top-10 warmest January–October.
- A total of 25 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters have been confirmed this year—the most events on record during a calendar year.
- October 2023 was the 18th-warmest October on record for the nation, and precipitation ranked in the middle third of the historical record for the month.
The average temperature of the contiguous U.S. in October was 56.1°F, 2.0°F above average, ranking 18th warmest in the 129-year record. Generally, October temperatures were above average across much of the contiguous U.S., with below-normal temperatures in parts of the central and northern Plains. Maine ranked second warmest on record for October while Vermont and New Hampshire each ranked third warmest on record. An additional six states ranked in their top-10 warmest October on record.
The Alaska statewide October temperature was 27.8°F, 2.3°F above the long-term average, ranking in the middle third of the 99-year period of record for the state. Near-normal temperatures were observed across much of the state with above-normal temperatures observed in parts of the Northwest, Southwest, the Aleutians and the Panhandle.
For January–October, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 56.9°F, 1.9°F above average, ranking 11th warmest on record for this period. Temperatures were above average from parts of the Southwest to the East Coast and along much of the Northern Tier, with near- to below-average temperatures in parts of the northern Plains to the West Coast. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida each ranked warmest on record while Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland each ranked second warmest for the January–October period. An additional 18 states had a top-10 warmest year-to-date period. No state experienced a top-10 coldest January–October.
The Alaska January–October temperature was 31.5°F, 1.9°F above the long-term average, ranking in the warmest third of the historical record for the state. Much of the state was above normal for the 10-month period while temperatures were near average across the western, south-central and interior parts of the state.
October precipitation for the contiguous U.S. was 2.14 inches, 0.05 inch below average, ranking in the middle third of the historical record. Precipitation was below average from the Lower Mississippi Valley to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and in parts of the Northwest, Southwest, central Plains and Southeast. Precipitation was above average from the northern Rockies to the Great Lakes and in parts of the southern Plains, Southeast and Northeast. No state ranked in their top-10 wettest October on record for this period. On the dry side, North Carolina ranked 10th driest on record for the month.
Across the state of Alaska, the average monthly precipitation was 4.06 inches, ranking in the middle third of the historical record. Precipitation was above average in parts of the North Slope, West Coast, eastern Interior and a small part of the northern Panhandle. Below-normal precipitation was observed in the Southwest, including the Aleutians, south-central Alaska and in southern parts of the Panhandle during the month.
The January–October precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 25.50 inches, 0.14 inch above average, ranking in the middle third of the 129-year record. Precipitation was near to above average across much of the Northeast, from California to the western Plains, as well as in parts of the southern Plains, Great Lakes and Southeast. Wyoming and Massachusetts each ranked fourth wettest while Nevada, Maine and Connecticut each ranked fifth wettest on record for this year-to-date period. Two additional states ranked among their top-10 wettest for this period. Conversely, precipitation was below average along parts of the Northwest, Southwest, upper and central Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic and along the Gulf of Mexico during the January–October period. Maryland ranked seventh driest, while Washington ranked 10th driest for this 10-month period.
The January–October precipitation ranked 15th wettest in the 99-year record for Alaska, with above-average precipitation observed across much of the state. Near-normal precipitation was observed along parts of the Gulf of Alaska, while parts of the Aleutians experienced below-average precipitation during this period.
One new billion-dollar weather and climate disaster was confirmed this month after Southern hail storms brought severe weather to parts of the southern Plains on September 23–24.
There have been 25 confirmed weather and climate disaster events this year, each with losses exceeding $1 billion. These disasters consisted of 19 severe storm events, two flooding events, one tropical cyclone, one winter storm, one wildfire and one drought and heatwave event. For this year-to-date period, the first 10 months of 2023 rank highest for disaster count, ahead of those of 2020 which saw 19 disasters. The total cost of the 2023 events exceeds $73.8 billion, and they have resulted in 464 direct and indirect fatalities.
The U.S. has sustained 373 separate weather and climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2023). The total cost of these 373 events exceeds $2.645 trillion.
Other Notable Events
- Persistent heat brought record-breaking temperatures to portions of the U.S. during October:
A total of 317 counties had their warmest January–October on record while an additional 1498 counties ranked in the top-10 warmest for the year-to-date period. There are 3,143 counties in the U.S.
- During early October, record warmth impacted parts of the Northeast. On October 4, the Burlington Airport in Vermont reached 86°F and set a new all-time October record high temperature—breaking a long-standing record high temperature of 82 set back in 1891.
- Above-normal temperatures persisted across much of Puerto Rico during the month of October. San Juan International Airport reported a monthly average temperature of 85.4°F, making it the hottest October on record and the fifth-warmest month on record.
- Warm temperatures and lack of rainfall during 2023 resulted in expansion of drought coverage and intensity across parts of the Mississippi Valley, leading to record low water levels along parts of the Mississippi River that caused barges to run aground and created saltwater intrusion concerns in southern Louisiana.
Heavy precipitation and snow brought one of the wettest water years—October to September—on record for the state of California, causing the state’s reservoirs to rise to 128% of their historical average.
Drought expanded in coverage and intensity across the islands of Hawaii during October. On October 24, drought covered 94.8% of the state—the greatest extent of drought in the 2000-2023 period of record for the U.S. Drought Monitor.
According to the October 31 U.S. Drought Monitor report, about 36.5% of the contiguous U.S. was in drought, down about 3.6% from the beginning of October. Moderate to exceptional drought was widespread across much of the central to southern Great Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley and Southwest, with moderate to extreme drought across the Northwest, Tennessee Valley, Hawaii and in parts of the Florida Peninsula. Moderate to severe drought was present in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New York, as well as moderate drought in parts of the Great Lakes and Puerto Rico.
Drought conditions expanded or intensified across much of the Southeast and Tennessee Valley as well as in parts of the Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Hawaii this month. Drought contracted or was reduced in intensity across much of the Plains and Great Lakes and in portions of the Northern Tier and Puerto Rico.
According to the October 31 One-Month Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, above-normal monthly average temperatures are favored for much of the western U.S., along the Gulf Coast states and much of Alaska in November, with the greatest odds for parts of the southwestern U.S. and northern Alaska. Below-normal temperatures are forecast for parts of the Northeast this month. Portions of the Northwest, Southeast and northern Alaska are favored to see above-normal monthly total precipitation while below-normal precipitation is most likely to occur from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and in parts of Southwest Alaska. Drought improvement or removal is forecast along parts of the Pacific Northwest coast and in parts of the Midwest, southern Plains and Puerto Rico, while persistence is more likely across the Northern Tier, Southwest, Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Hawaii. Drought development is likely in parts of the Southeast.
According to the One-Month Outlook issued on December 1 from the National Interagency Fire Center, Hawaii and parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley have above-normal significant wildland fire potential during November, while parts of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas are expected to have below-normal potential for the month.
This monthly summary from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia and the public to support informed decision-making. For more detailed climate information, check out our comprehensive October 2023 U.S. Climate Report scheduled for release on November 14, 2023. For additional information on the statistics provided here, visit the Climate at a Glance and National Maps webpages.
Here are more “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:
Abnormal heat persists in the Sahel and North Africa with over 41C in Niger and Chad but also 38C at Ghadames in Libya (a record for November) and 35.3C at El Burma in Tunisia.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 7, 2023
There will be no changes in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/U0WU3yvafG
Brutal heat wave in the Red Sea:— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
Yenbo in NW Saudi coast recorded 39.4C after beating the November highest Tmin with 27.2C.
Record heat also in Egypt with Tmins 25/27C (Kosseir,Shalatin,Abu Simbel) , the highest ever in November.
More record heat next days. pic.twitter.com/unhN9sfp1m
🥵 Heatwave in #Argentina 🇦🇷 with 46.0°C in Las Lomitas, new all-time record and only 0.5°C from the November national record! Also 45.9°C Posta Salazar & 45.2°C Ingeniero Juárez.— Thierry Goose (@ThierryGooseBC) November 9, 2023
In #Bolivia 🇧🇴, 44.1°C San José de Chiquitos & 41.5°C Ascención de Guarayos, new all-time records. pic.twitter.com/a4auGUn0PW
RECORD SOUTH AMERICA tied the Highest TMIN in November: 31.6C MIN. at Prats Gill,Paraguay 🇵🇾— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
Max. Temperatures up to 45C in Argentina 🇦🇷, several monthly (and all time in Bolivia 🇧🇴) records were broken including 43.7C Cordoba Argentina.👎 pic.twitter.com/1CFaSNcLfP
HISTORIC HEAT— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 7, 2023
95F for the first time in November in the state of OKLAHOMA at Hollis DCP
Dozens records fell,most important (PROVISIONAL list)
91 Borger & Pampa
90 Wichita Falls
90 Stillwater & Woodward pic.twitter.com/3qEAl72EPN
Here is some more new October 2023 climatology:
October 2023 Globally,according to Copernicus,had an average temperature of 15.30C,+0.85C above the 1991-2020 baseline and was by far the warmest on record,+0.40C above the record October 2019— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
January-October 2023 is now +0.10C above the same period of record year 2016
You just lived through the hottest October globally in our historical records. The year itself is also setting new records. Am I surprised? No, not in the slightest.— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) November 8, 2023
More info on October's climate summary: https://t.co/5O02GKbEPp pic.twitter.com/peVfp3rWrC
Another month, another unprecedented climate record.— Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) November 8, 2023
The consequences are all too clear: floods, heatwaves, droughts & storms, all made worse our reliance on burning fossil fuels.
Delaying actions to reduce emissions now will commit us all to experience worse future consequences. pic.twitter.com/7eKVWi9EV5
October 2023 in #Spain had an average temperature of 17.2C, +2.6C above normal and was the 2nd warmest on records after 2022.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
In Canary Islands it was exceptional:Average 23.8C and anomaly of +3.6C, unprecedented. https://t.co/QbR0ofEafx
October 2023 in #Argentina was hot in the North with anomalies between +1C and +2C above normal and slightly colder than average in central/southern areas around -0.5C below.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
It was mostly dry except the far Northeast close to Uruguay and Brazil borders.
Maps by SMN. https://t.co/rSWpmfFTcx
October 2023 in #Bolivia was exceptional— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
Temperature anomalies were between +2.5C and +4C above average and was the warmest on record.
Records were broken in almost all stations with world record temperatures up to 39C at above 2500m asl
See Tmax/Tmin anomalies graphs by Senmahi pic.twitter.com/KipIIpODm4
October 2023 in #Paraguay was hot and dry in most of the country with anomalies >+2C in the West.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
It was normal or slightly cooler in the Southeast bordering Uruguay where it was also wetter than average.
See temperatures and rainfalls anomalies maps by DMH. pic.twitter.com/aJ5ImABwiB
October 2023 in the Reunion Island had an average temperature of 21.95C ,+1.8C above normal and was the warmest October on record.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
The territories of Mayotte and Tromelin Islands also had their warmest October. https://t.co/mHvYsecWUb
October 2023 in #Fiji was very dry.— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) November 8, 2023
Temperature anomaly was 0.11C below average.
All country was unusually dry except the northernmost island of Rotuma.
See rainfall anomalies map by Fiji Meteorological Service. pic.twitter.com/X7WvnC3SwR
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.)
El Niño typically fuels global temperatures the year after its development, i.e. 2024. But exceptional heat since June means that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record. Next year may be even warmer, says @WMOUNHQ #ClimateChange #StateofClimate— World Meteorological Organization (@WMO) November 8, 2023
Not just the hottest on record.— Bill McGuire (@ProfBillMcGuire) November 8, 2023
2023 may well be the hottest year since the last interglacial period – 125,000 years ago.
This is a measure of the astonishing scale and speed of heating we are now seeing.https://t.co/X4JW0xrelK
2023 on track to be the hottest year on record, say scientists https://t.co/SXV2AUjoW0— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) November 8, 2023
The Amazon is in trouble. That's been the case for years. But this winter -now spring- the region is in it's worst drought on record due to El Nino, a warm Atlantic & climate change. Oct temps +5-12F! Locally deforestation, much from the beef industry, enhances heat + aridity 1/ pic.twitter.com/nay1VrUH0l— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) November 8, 2023
The warming and drying trends in the Amazon are deeply troubling. https://t.co/coVDxgT63R— Dr. Robert Rohde (@RARohde) November 8, 2023
[Full version] Webinar on Global Warming in the Pipeline — https://t.co/0z0KsSPm9O— James Edward Hansen (@DrJamesEHansen) November 8, 2023
This is what the hottest year in the last 125,000 years looks like (so far).— Prof. Eliot Jacobson (@EliotJacobson) November 8, 2023
Spoiler. Next year will be hotter. pic.twitter.com/bq7cYxhqbd
As the Earth's temperature rises, the intensity of fires increases regardless of the season. The authorities have finally declared the wildfire in #Montitxelvo, south of Valencia, #Spain, under control after 5 days of major burning. pic.twitter.com/JRpscWPeez— Peter Dynes (@PGDynes) November 8, 2023
Rapid disintegration and weakening of ice shelves in North Greenland “Here, we show that since 1978, ice shelves in North Greenland have lost more than 35% of their total volume, three of them collapsing completely.” https://t.co/q0rNArzfek— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) November 8, 2023
The ongoing agricultural drought in Syria, Iraq and Iran affecting tens of millions of people wouldn’t have happened in a 1.2°C cooler world without human-caused climate change.— World Weather Attribution (@WWAttribution) November 8, 2023
The ongoing drought in Syria & Iraq has been amplified by extreme temperatures causing more evaporation, meaning that much less water is available for crops & people.— Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) November 8, 2023
The @WWAttribution team say this would not have even been a drought in a cooler climate. pic.twitter.com/GwrD9XbBxC
Your 'moment of doom' for Nov. 8, 2023 ~ Lethal wet bulb, here we come!— Prof. Eliot Jacobson (@EliotJacobson) November 8, 2023
"This year is set to be the world's warmest in 125,000 years … after data showed last month was the hottest October on record by a massive margin."https://t.co/tnC5o90GhU
If we reach 1.5° warming in the early 2030s, what happens after that?— Rebecca Woodward (@rwclimate) November 8, 2023
We don't want to keep going down this road, People. We don't – & changing direction will only come from pressure from us.
(I added text to the graphic from https://t.co/pQtis8BbK1, https://t.co/JVrJTYS53y) https://t.co/RJInaIfOhH pic.twitter.com/nMMVftm7eA
Scientist @FrediOtto: "The continuing increase in global avg temperature is causing higher probabilities of extreme weather."— The Real Prof. Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) November 8, 2023
Translator @MrNishKumar: "Bad weather used to mean 'don't forget your umbrella.' Now, it means 'possible death.'"
Climate tipping points from just the last week— Assaad Razzouk (@AssaadRazzouk) November 8, 2023
1 Global sea surface temperature goes insane, breaks through 6 sigma barrier for 1st time
2 October heating 1.7°C above pre-industrial levels
3 Unprecedented drought dries up key Amazonian arteries#ClimateEmergency pic.twitter.com/EpmawF5lez
There is no climate justice with green colonialism https://t.co/0bZ4zN3X8q— Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) November 8, 2023
"Don't forget to take action; getting involved in activism can help you feel like your efforts are making a difference. Whether it's writing to a politician or participating in marches, getting involved is an important step toward climate wellness."https://t.co/dxUdfGtXim pic.twitter.com/36FKNkWmPX— Extinction Rebellion Global (@ExtinctionR) November 8, 2023
Today’s News on Sustainable, Traditional Polluting Energy from Fossil Fuel, and the Green Revolution:
Damning new leaked docs & whistleblowers show McKinsey is "best understood as possibly the most powerful oil & gas consulting firm on the planet posturing as a sustainability firm, advising polluting clients on any opportunity to preserve the status quo." https://t.co/hGRmro91I5— Geoffrey Supran (@GeoffreySupran) November 8, 2023
“The plans would lead to 460% more coal production, 83% more gas, and 29% more oil in 2030 than it was possible to burn if global temperature rise was to be kept to the internationally agreed 1.5C.” https://t.co/glKYweCRZw— David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) November 9, 2023
In the past two weeks, I think EVERY media outlet has written a story w/headlines like "EV sales are slowing" or "automakers are pulling back" from EVs. All present recent developments as a major setback. But are they? Are they really slowing? Is this 'red alert' moment? A 🧵… pic.twitter.com/3fnQdSblZn— Jesse D. Jenkins (@JesseJenkins) November 8, 2023
Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands plan to build four artificial islands to quadruple offshore wind in the North Sea – the equivalent of 30 nuclear reactors.— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) November 8, 2023
We have so many solutions. Implement them. #ActOnClimate #ClimateCrisis #climate #energy #tech #GreenNewDeal pic.twitter.com/RCprvTaucw
There are formidable forces aligned against a fossil fuel "phaseout" at the upcoming UN climate talks.— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) November 8, 2023
Among them, the conference host, the oil-rich UAE, favors a much-vaguer pledge to “phase down” fossil fuels.https://t.co/GYCnzRf5rS
Oil and gas ‘not the problem’ for climate, says UK’s net zero minister https://t.co/M30zVM0S5y— Fiona Harvey (@fionaharvey) November 8, 2023
A Dubai sheikh is negotiating deals to sell carbon credits from African forests.— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) November 9, 2023
Critics say that, under the deals, forest communities would lose control of their lands; African nations would see little revenue; and the climate benefits may be illusory.https://t.co/rImrZpD2f5
Why doesn't every parking lot get a #solarpower upgrade?— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) November 8, 2023
We have so many solutions to this crisis. Stop the dealys and implement them. #ActOnClimate #ClimateEmergency #Climate #energy #renewableenergy #renewables #GreenNewDeal pic.twitter.com/iUIgcxSEBd
More from the Weather Department:
New post on (potentially) significant early season storm in CA next week! Plus, will this winter be warmer &wetter than average in CA? There's certainly a tilt in the odds, but with #ElNino plus record global warmth…it's complicated. #CAwx #CAwater https://t.co/1gfUTIcFZN— Dr. Daniel Swain (@Weather_West) November 9, 2023
“Superfog” is to blame for yet another deadly car accident near New Orleans on I-10, coming just two weeks after 7 died in a 158-car pileup.— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) November 8, 2023
It’s happened many times before: https://t.co/4EEaFK4ovJ pic.twitter.com/JR8QSbbays
While GFS is probably too aggressive, there are some signs of low pressure in the SW Caribbean in 7 days on the EC, along with what is forecast to be a large area of scattered convection. Not impossible we could get one more TC for the season if things manage to consolidate. https://t.co/34LKn3SFIl pic.twitter.com/rvMfcxTxpp— Andy Hazelton (@AndyHazelton) November 8, 2023
The latest ECMWF seasonal guidance indicates below normal snowfall (🔴) in the eastern U.S. during December; however…— Ben Noll (@BenNollWeather) November 8, 2023
It shows the potential for above normal snow (🟢) in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast during January-February! ☃️
Based on this, it could be a "back-loaded" winter. pic.twitter.com/AR02jXMovO
3.0" in the last 1:40 and 7.8" today. ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/H1AMJMd0Og— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) November 9, 2023
More on the Environment and Nature:
Climate change vs. heart and lung health: the solutions (Part 2)— Asitha Jayawardena (@sustainableuni1) November 8, 2023
By Asitha Jhttps://t.co/lnvi2CLPVq@ppwone @blairpalese @ECOWARRIORSS @TomRaftery @mike_earthshine @treasadovander @climateguyw @supplychnqueen @Alex_Verbeek @sumuelahi @Drkensilvestri @BobOne4All @OlumideIDOWU
“Everyone needs to know this is not just about climate, polar bears and glaciers. This is about my lungs and your lungs.”https://t.co/zXtx3poz3H— Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) November 8, 2023
Number of species at risk of extinction doubles to 2 million, says study https://t.co/3pc4OUMuVW— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) November 8, 2023
How Japanese have produced wood for 700 years, without cutting down trees.— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) November 8, 2023
Daisugi is an ancient Japanese forestry technique developed in the 14th century originally used by people living in the Kitayama prefecture, because the territory was extremely poor in saplings.
New satellite data shows ongoing tree cover loss in Kenya’s largest water catchment, the Mau Forest, despite protection efforts.— GO GREEN (@ECOWARRIORSS) November 8, 2023
More than 19% of tree cover was lost between 2001 and 2022, mostly due to agriculture.https://t.co/sGuBC7OezX pic.twitter.com/xLUZ13xq2h
More on Other Science and the Beauty of Earth and this Universe:
Wait. For. It! pic.twitter.com/309nWrrSrk— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) November 9, 2023
This time-lapse captures a formation of drones creating a dragon soaring through the skies above Shenzhen, China.pic.twitter.com/7VqieSVoBD— Science girl (@gunsnrosesgirl3) November 7, 2023
The calendar may say mid-autumn, but Utah is already a winter wonderland! 🌨 pic.twitter.com/GEJ7okgmhy— AccuWeather (@accuweather) November 8, 2023
If unenhanced, this is some of the most incredible color I’ve ever seen!! https://t.co/M0gXSrfhXm— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) November 8, 2023
With their leaves and needles, the trees act like giant filters. One ha. of beech forest can filter around 70 tons of dust out of the air every year, a ha. of spruce forest as much as 30 tons. In addition trees produce oxygen. Forests and parks as "green lungs" are important.🌳🌲 pic.twitter.com/tXI3Nbkk2F— Green is a mission (@Greenisamissio1) November 8, 2023