A better chance of rain arrives for the weekend
- The Daily Beast
Authorities are carrying out cloud seeding operations in central and southwest China.
- KGO – San Francisco
Residents in low-lying cities along the bayshore, San Francisco and Oakland airports, and freeways would be flooded as mega storms dump rain for three to four weeks, not days, as a result of climate change.
- The Courier Journal
Narratives around this disaster have run amuck with some going so far as to name the people dealing with it as the harbingers of their own destruction
- NBC News
The decision to euthanize Freya the walrus has provoked public outrage and renewed longstanding concerns about how Norway treats its wildlife and natural resources.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The feds talked tough about stepping in to save Lake Mead and Lake Powell if states could not agree to cuts. But was that just an empty threat?
- Business Insider
Map shows 'extreme heat belt' projected to cover a quarter of the US in 30 years, where temperatures would breach 125 degrees Fahrenheit
An analysis of satellite data predicts about one-third of Americans will get temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit in 2053. That's conservative.
- USA TODAY
Keep an eye to the sky Wednesday night: The aurora borealis, aka northern lights, may be making a rare appearance.
From a trickle of water running between rocks in a dry, barren, mountainside landscape to a roaring river in a matter of mere minutes: Monsoon floods in the Southwest escalate quickly. Each summer, Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer, who may be best known for chasing tornadoes, goes on "flash flood chases" in which he aims to capture the moment that the rainwaters transform the parched landscape into a dangerous wall of water. A dramatic video recently captured by Timmer perfectly illustrated the
France's river Loire, famous for the hundreds of castles gracing its shores, is a shallow river at the best of times, but this year even its flat-bottom tourist barges can barely navigate waters greatly reduced by a record drought. Even some 100 kilometers from where the Loire empties into the Atlantic Ocean, sand banks now stretch as far as the eye can see, large islands connect to the shore and in places people can practically walk from one side of the river to the other. The Loire valley - a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for majestic chateaux such as Chambord, Chenonceau and Azay-le-Rideau - has suffered historically low water levels before, but this year's drought should be a wake-up call, said Eric Sauquet.
Unusually high temperatures and a prolonged drought are affecting large swaths of China, reducing crop yields and drinking water supplies.
- The Guardian
Neglected and polluted, the ponds were nearly barren of native species. But community efforts are starting to pay off
- The Times Herald
The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards put out a joint statement regarding the Port Huron Float Down. The statement said the event is inherently dangerous
(Bloomberg) -- A vessel blocked the Rhine River after suffering a technical fault, yet another glitch for the key waterway that has become difficult to navigate because of drought.A section of the river between St. Goar and Oberwesel was closed, a spokesman for the WSA water authority said on Wednesday morning. That’s on a narrow part of the river near the closely watched Kaub chokepoint. The blockage occurred just as the water level at Kaub is starting to edge higher. After falling as low as 30
- Tacoma News Tribune
The fruit of this invasive plant makes good pies, but its vegetation can be death to salmon.
Rising rain chance tonight into tomorrow.
Videos show the flooded streets of central Paris as heavy storms pummel the city after months of drought
Some metro stations received nearly one month's worth of rain within one hour, reported a French weather account run by volunteers.
- Lohud | The Journal News
The Farmers' Almanac's 2022-2023 Extended Weather Forecast predicts an early start to winter, which should be cold and snowy.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The Farmers' Almanac used its 200-year-old formula to predict generally cool weather for the U.S. this fall, with November snow in northern Arizona.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The tropical wave is currently over land and is expected to hit warm Gulf waters soon. Here’s the forecast.