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Our favorite local National Weather Service forecast office tweeted out this important message on Saturday when a strong line of storms ripped through central Alabama. With extreme and severe weather becoming the new normal, the National Weather Service and local emergency managers’ warnings are more important than ever. Lives are at stake. This forecast office is the one that was the recipient of NOAA leadership rebuke after appearing to countermand the President after he changed Hurricane Dorian’s storm track with his Sharpie. We hope that the folks in the region still have faith in the local weather forecasters and that the President did not undermine them permanently. The tornadoes on Saturday were extremely strong (see below) and impacted several regions of the country — The Hill reported that more than 18 million people were at increased risk from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts exceeding 80 mph.
by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer A new study published in Nature Communications reported that UK summer temperatures could soon reach and exceed 40°C (104°F). As Olivia Rosane reported in EcoWatch, UK summers, at present, only hit this high temperature every 100-300 years. However, according to the new study, which was released by the UK […]
Why This Matters: A dust cloud this long is rare but it can be quite serious for people with lung conditions. Many Caribbean islands have experienced dangerous air quality and forecasters are giving the same warnings now in Florida and other southern states.
On Saturday, the northeastern Siberian town of Verkhoyansk experienced a record-breaking temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If the measurement is confirmed it would be the hottest on record anywhere in the Arctic. As the Washington Post explained, on Sunday, the same location recorded a high temperature of 95.3 degrees (35.2 Celsius), showing the Saturday reading […]
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