83 F. average high on August 2.
84 F. high on August 2, 2015.
August 3, 1896: A violent hailstorm destroys two thirds of the crops in Swift County.
"In the summer the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible" wrote Sarah Dessen.
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Rising Sea Levels Could Cost U.S. Homeowners Close to $1 Trillion. Here's the intro to a story at Bloomberg: "When talking about housing, “underwater” usually means you owe more on a mortgage than the home is actually worth. If climate change continues apace, that term could take on a much more literal meaning. Rising sea levels could soak homeowners for $882 billion, according to a new report from real estate website Zillow. The research takes its initial cue from the journal Nature, which in March found sea levels could rise more than 6 feet by the end of the century. In that scenario, Florida could lose close to 1 million homes, or 13 percent of the state’s current stock..."
Planning for Disaster. Jacobin Magazine has an interesting post focused on the fairest, most equitable way of paying for the treadmill of disasters, current and future. Here's a clip: "...But when its eventual effects come to batter our door they will arrive at an exact address: floods and heat waves are intensely local disasters, and their history tells us that we are very much not in it together. Anywhere they strike the poorest residents are often hurt the most, lacking both the resources to rebuild and the protections that accrue to richer areas. If billions are being committed to fighting the effects of climate change, we should rightly be asking where they’re going, and who benefits. And we should ask now because the ball is already moving on local adaptation projects..."
Photo credit: "A home after Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, NY in 2012." John de Guzmán / Flickr.
Photo credit: "Last year, California’s cities were required to cut their water usage by up to 35%." Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters.
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TODAY: Sunny, sticky and hot. Winds: SE 5-10. High: near 90
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and humid. Low: 74
THURSDAY: Muggy with a few T-storms, some heavy. Winds: SW 8-13. High: 87
FRIDAY: Generous sunshine, less humid. Winds: NW 8-13. Wake-up: 64. High: 81
SATURDAY: Sunny, potentially spectacular. Winds: NW 5-10. Wake-up: 62. High: 82
SUNDAY: Blue sky, another fine summer day. Winds: E 5-10. Wake-up: 63. High: 83
MONDAY: Partly sunny, lukewarm breeze. Winds: SE 5-10. Wake-up: 65. High: 84
TUESDAY: More clouds, risk of a T-storm. Winds: E 8-13. Wake-up: 66. High: 83
Photo credit: "Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland on, Sunday, July 31, 2016." Image: Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP.
Photo credit: "Reindeer in eastern Siberia." Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg.
Photo credit: 'I was informed about the death of the boy in our hospital. There are no words to express my condition. I feel sorry, I pass my condolences to his parents'. Picture: Press Service of Yamalo-Nenetsk Governor's Office.
Illustration credit: Sam Dodge for Bloomberg.