No, it's not rare to have hurricanes in October, but it is rare to see a hurricane continue at Major Hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) for as long as Matthew has this late in the season. Take a look at this tweet from Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach, who is an expert in Atlantic hurricane forecasts. He states that "Hurricane Matthew has now been a major hurricane longer in October than any other Atlantic hurricane in over 50 years (since Flora in 1963)!
about the weather.
north, where a coating of Friday snow framed dazzling shades of rust, lemon and tangerine. This is a good time of year, after the shrieking storms of summer, before talk of plowable snows and stinging
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average Low: 43F (Record: 25F set in 1976)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~4hours and 18mins
0.1 Since First Quarter
Responding to a call to action issued this summer, teams, venues, leagues, schools, and organizations are announcing new actions to use sports to combat climate change."
"Today, on the inaugural Green Sports Day and in line with the Pittsburgh Penguins' visit to the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is announcing a set of exciting new actions by Federal agencies and outside organizations who are using innovative approaches to tackle climate change through sports.
____________________________________________"World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds"
"Report by Global Commission on the Economy and Climate says world needs ‘urgent’ shift away from carbon-heavy infrastructure over the next 15 years. A gigantic overhaul of the world’s buildings, public transport and energy infrastructure costing trillions of dollars is required if dangerous climate change is to be avoided, according to a major new report. The study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which is co-chaired by prominent climate economist Lord Nicholas Stern, found that the world is expected to invest about $90tn in infrastructure over the next 15 years, requiring an “urgent” shift to ensure that this money is spent on low-carbon, energy-efficient projects. Such smart investment over the next two or three years could help ameliorate the climate crisis, but “the window for making the right choices is narrow and closing fast”. The report states that more than 60% of the world’s greenhouse gases are associated with ageing power plants, roads, buildings, sanitation and other structures. Around 1,500 coal plants are estimated to already be in construction worldwide, which would send the world spiraling towards disastrous environmental changes. Carbon-heavy infrastructure “literally kills people by causing deadly respiratory illnesses, exacerbating road accidents and spreading unclean drinking water, among other hazards”, the report reads."