September 22, 1936: Summer-like heat continues with 101 at Ada, Beardsley and Moorhead.
Maps Look More Like August
"But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand?" wrote Jerome K. Jerome. May I call you Jerome?
I beg to differ.
Weather is one of the few things we can predict. The forecasts aren't perfect, not by a longshot, but there's more skill than picking stocks or predicting tomorrow's news headlines.
70s are nothing to sneeze at, considering it could be SNOWING right now. NOAA data shows the earliest flurries in St. Cloud on September 21 (1995) and September 24 (1985) in the Twin Cities.
We're talking official reporting stations. Take nothing for granted, especially 70s and low 80s in late September.
Fall kicks off, on paper, early tomorrow, but the maps look more like August. A sprawling ridge of high pressure keeps temperatures 10-15F warmer than average into most of next week. T-storms flare up Wednesday, some packing heavy rain but the first weekend of autumn may bring highs near 80F.
Fall is imminent, but the inevitable snow flurries and heated car seats will just have to wait.
This animation shows one image from each day of the satellite's life -- a total of 3,641 full disk visible images.
Image credit: "Model simulation showing average ocean current velocities and sea surface temperatures near Japan." IPCC
Photo credit above: "The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California is a concentrating solar power station." Credit: Howard Ignatius/flickr.
The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down. How can you have a price that goes negative? It happened recently...in Texas. Here's an excerpt from Slate: "...Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind turbines, producing tons of electricity at a time when comparatively little supply was needed. And then a very strange thing happened: The so-called spot price of electricity in Texas fell toward zero, hit zero, and then went negative for several hours. As the Lone Star State slumbered, power producers were paying the state’s electricity system to take electricity off their hands. At one point, the negative price was $8.52 per megawatt hour. Impossible, most economists would say...."
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WEDNESDAY: More humid with a few heavy T-storms. Winds: SE 10-20. High: 76
THURSDAY: Some sun, isolated T-storm. Wake-up: 60. High: 78
FRIDAY: More sunshine, very nice. Wake-up: 59. High: 77
SATURDAY: Warm sunshine, is this really late September? Wake-up: 58. High: near 80
SUNDAY: Lukewarm sunshine. Wake-up: 59. High: 81
MONDAY: Loving late autumn! Still sunny. Wake-up: 60. High: 80
Photo credit above: "Flooding on Long Island, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy Oct. 30, 2012."
Photo credit above: "A brutal civil war has consumed Syria since 2011." (Pic: Freedom House/Flickr).
It’s a question only he will be able to answer, but the 164-page document, decorated with pictures of the ancient city of Palmyra, now under ISIS control, could have helped him avert disaster.
It contained a series of warnings over the social, political and economic consequences of a persistent drought that first struck in 2006, and the decaying nature of the country’s infrastructure.
- See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2015/09/18/syria-climate-study-warned-assad-of-drought-dangers-in-2010/#sthash.7qtbGcRM.dpuf
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