Rob's Weather Forecast Part 1 10pm 08-05-22
Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Southwest on Thursday night, prompting flash flood warnings in southern Nevada, far southeastern California and Arizona. The gusty storms knocked out power to many Las Vegas residents and flooded numerous roadways, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas recorded 0.58 of an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms in just an hour, nearly double what the site typically observes for August. Surrounding
- NBC News
Las Vegas was hit with fresh flash floods Thursday night just two weeks after casinos and hotels in the tourist hotspot were flooded with water during monsoonal rains.
- Miami Herald
A disturbance began to develop Friday just offshore of southeastern Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
- The Columbus Dispatch
In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting an "unreasonably cold, snowy" winter in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
This image was taken on Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, 2022, and shows tropical waves (dashed lines). A robust tropical wave was located over the middle of the Atlantic (right of center). After spawning three early season storms, the Atlantic hurricane season screeched to a halt six weeks ago, but AccuWeather forecasters say there are signs of life as they monitor a couple of areas in the basin for potential tropical development. A batch of thunderstorms moving westward over the tropical Atlantic w
- The Guardian
Hundreds were marooned in the downpour as the climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Monsoon season continues with the National Weather Service's forecast of heavy rain this weekend. Plus, info on ADOT highway closures.
LONDON (Reuters) -A four-day "extreme heat" warning came into force in parts of England and Wales on Thursday, with temperatures poised to top 35 Celsius in another heatwave that could cause wildfires and pressure water supplies and transport services. The Met Office said its amber warning, its second-most severe after red, will last until the end of Sunday, and cautioned that people vulnerable to extreme heat could face adverse health effects. Temperatures are expected to peak at 35C (95 Fahrenheit) on Friday and may hit 36C in some places on Saturday.
- The Hill
The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. It’s difficult to capture the scale of the drought…
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Kids found the snake in their bedroom, only to have it disappear and turn up later under the bedside table, the sheriff’s office said.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Ominous steering currents for Florida may be on horizon as quiet hurricane season persists | WeatherTiger
That slow start to Florida's hurricane season doesn’t mean much, unfortunately. September's peak is still coming.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captured flash flooding pouring onto roadways and rushing down dry creek beds in Wilhoit, Arizona. This was after storms dumped inches of rain in the area.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The wind event may be what residents of Prosper, Texas, saw during the thunderstorm Tuesday. So, exactly what is it?
- Christian Science Monitor
As climate change engulfs the American West, a veteran Montana fire lookout finds hope in the vast wilderness area she stewards.
Another heat wave is in the works for the northwestern United States, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Not only will temperatures have the potential to approach levels set late last month, but the surging heat and widespread dry landscape could bring a significant uptick in wildfire activity. "An upcoming prolonged heat wave for the Northwest next week could rival temperatures reached in some locations from late July," AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Alex DaSilva said. Temperatures are proje
- Yahoo News
With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.
- Miami Herald
“That bear had to have been to prison.”
The source of the River Thames has dried up further downstream than ever before, as England looks set to enter a drought that some experts say the country is unprepared for. Britain's Met Office said this July was the driest for England since 1935 with average rainfall, at 23.1 millimetres (0.9 inches), just 35% of the average for the month. "The Thames would normally be at its source - and there's a nice pub next to it - would be about 15 kilometres back upstream," Alisdair Naull, an engagement officer at the Rivers Trust, told Reuters while standing in a small section of the Thames in Cricklade, about 80 km west of London.