Noon Weather Update June 20, 2022 with Meteorologist Julie Watkins
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- Miami Herald
The Atlantic basin looks a lot more like late July than late June this week, with two systems under watch and tropical storm warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago.
- USA TODAY
One system in the Gulf of Mexico could bring drenching rains to portions of Texas and Louisiana this week, potentially resulting in flash flooding.
- Idaho Statesman
“Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren’t prepared,” the National Weather Service said.
- Raleigh News and Observer
It can reduce visibility to zero, experts say.
We are expecting a tropical depression in the Atlantic sometime this week. The Gulf of Mexico also needs to be monitored this week for development.
FOX 13 Meteorologist Tony Sadiku shows some areas of interest in the Gulf of Mexico and out in the Atlantic Ocean toward the equator. None pose a threat to Florida at this time, but there are signs that the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up, heading into July.
After driving into the sinkhole, the woman was rescued by neighbors. She's going to be OK. The westbound lanes of Missouri Avenue will be closed until at least June 28, Phoenix Police said.
- Bradenton Herald
Here’s how much rain fell in Bradenton on Sunday, weather officials say.
AAA predicts more than 42 million Americans — including about 2.3 million Floridians — will travel 50 miles or more during the upcoming holiday.
- LA Times
Downtown L.A. reached a high of 86 degrees, Burbank hit 100, and Palmdale and Lancaster both reached 104. In Paso Robles, the temperature soared to 109.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has formed in the Atlantic and there is still plenty of reason to keep monitoring the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Redding Record Searchlight
A fire west of Mount Shasta burned about 10 acres late Saturday and early Sunday before crews stopped the forward progress of the blaze.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: Footage from the ground showed a bridge over the Soke Stream in Inebolu collapsing and being washed away.Overflowing water damaged surrounding residential areas as the ground floors of nearby houses were submerged.The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency announced 235 citizens were evacuated from three provinces where major flooding occurred.Local authorities warned residents not to leave their houses for the next couple of days.
- Associated Press
North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as outside observers worry any flooding could aggravate the country’s economic hardships amid its COVID-19 outbreak. Summer floods in North Korea, one of the poorest countries in Asia, often cause serious damage to its agricultural and other sectors because of its troubled drainage and deforestation. Typhoons and torrential rains in 2020 were among the difficulties leader Kim Jong Un said had created “multiple crises” at home, along with strict pandemic-related restrictions and U.N. sanctions over his nuclear weapons program.
The upcoming July Fourth holiday across the country will be hit or miss in terms of the weather, AccuWeather forecasters say, but a prolonged washout that would dampen the entire three-day stretch is not currently expected. Abundant moisture from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will contribute to some afternoon and evening thunderstorms from the interior Southwest to the Southeast states and could interfere with travel and outdoor plans during the holiday weekend. The moisture can also bring sto
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- KGO – San Francisco
DID YOU FEEL IT? A preliminary magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Cobb in Lake County on Tuesday, according to the USGS.
Khudeza survived the worst floods in north-east Bangladesh for a century but millions are homeless.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: A tortoise and its egg have been unearthed in Pompeiithe Roman city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 ADArcheologists say the tortoise probably died before Vesuvius eruptedThe unusual find came to light during excavations of an area that had been devastated by a violent earthquake in 62 AD(Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Pompeii Archaeological Park Director-General) "In Pompeii, there was a very big earthquake in the year 62 AD. In a shop overlooking the street, new flooring was put down on top of the destroyed one. They leveled the new flooring, which allowed the pregnant tortoise to dig a burrow below and we found an egg inside her. We don't know why the tortoise did not lay the egg. She died - things that sometimes happen, biologists told us. This is interesting because it allows us to reflect on Pompeii in this phase, after the earthquake but before the eruption when lots of houses were being reconstructed, all of the city was a construction site, so evidently not all the houses were rebuilt and areas, even central ones, of the city were scarcely frequented to the extent that they became habitat for wild animals, who found places to lay their eggs.