Friday, August 5 afternoon weather forecast
First Street Foundation --- whose property-level climate-risk studies can be used by homebuyers --- adds a heat model to its tool for floods and wildfires.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Environmental conditions are unfavorable for the system east of Florida to strengthen.
- USA TODAY
A study says that as the Earth warms, a California flood that would swamp Los Angeles, displace millions and cause historic damage gets more likely.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
After strong rains and recent flooding, monsoon season is expected for longer. Expect more storms this weekend into next week.
Summertime heat is set to build across the West as a gradual shift in the weather pattern occurs this week. Forecasters say temperatures will steadily climb between 10 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average in the upcoming days in cities such as Seattle, Portland and Medford, Oregon. "Much like recent hot stretches, this will be caused by a large bulge in the jet stream, acting to keep the storm track lifted north and allowing temperatures to surge in the coming days," explained AccuWeather Met
- NBC News
An "extreme heat belt" reaching as far north as Chicago is taking shape, a corridor that cuts through the middle of the country and would affect more than 107
Tumbling temperatures this weekend could be here to stay. Canadian air, combined with a rare nor'easter could keep it feeling like September in the Northeast into next week. Cities like Philadelphia and New York City were running 4-5 degrees above normal for the start of the month and reaching the 90-degree mark more than a handful of days. Philadelphia residents endured a longer stretch of hot conditions, where the persistent heat resulted in a 10-day heat wave. Boston's heat wave finally came
- USA TODAY
Scientists say climate change increases the likelihood of the recurrence of a 'megaflood' like the Great Flood of 1862.
- NY Daily News
Renowned researcher Marty Martin, dubbed ‘the ambassador of rattlesnakes,’ dies from rattlesnake bite
William “Marty” Martin, a renowned snake researcher who dedicated his life’s work to the study of timber rattlesnakes, died last week after he was bitten by a snake on the property of his West Virginia home, his wife said. He was 80. Martin, who was described as the “ambassador of rattlesnakes” in a 2019 profile on the online journal Terrain, was just 13 years old when he documented the first ...
- The Coloradoan
Another flash flood warning is in effect for central Larimer County, including portions of the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar, until 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Raleigh News and Observer
As storms hit harder, NC is putting up a more substantial fight | Opinion
- Florida Today
Cocoa lake looks like a moonscape as water levels in the St, Johns River feeding it has dropped to record lows, worrying residents and experts alike.
Authorities are still counting the number of homes destroyed
- Business Insider
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: 'Why can't we get it through our thick skulls?' America boosting oil and gas production is 'not against' climate change
"Because of high oil and gas prices, the world is turning back on their coal plants. It is dirtier," Jamie Dimon said Tuesday, according to Yahoo.
- LA Times
Summer has brought severe drought to the northeastern U.S., which has farmers begging for rain and many communities limiting nonessential water use.
Mudslides forced road closures in the Forest Falls area of San Bernardino County this weekend after heavy rains
- Associated Press Videos
Climate change in the northeastern U.S. has generally meant wetter weather, rising sea levels, heavy precipitation and storm surges. But this summer has exposed a stealthy drought that's made lawns crispy and has farmers begging for rain. (Aug. 15.) (AP Video: Rodrique Ngowi)
- Business Insider
Across the world, severe droughts made worse by climate change are revealing old sites, ancient artifacts, and even human remains.
- Associated Press
Germany's environment minister said the mass die-off of fish in the Oder River is an ecological catastrophe and it isn't clear yet how long it will take the river to recover. Steffi Lemke spoke Sunday at a news conference alongside her Polish counterpart, Anna Moskwa, after a meeting in Szczecin, a Polish city on the Oder River.
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