Here's a look at Hurricane Seymour in the Eastern Pacific from early PM Wednesday, which showed the storm going from a category 4 hurricane with winds sustained at 150mph to a category 3 storm with winds sustained at 125mph. As of PM Thursday, Seymour was a Tropical Storm and will likely continue to fizzle through the end of the week.
Yep. That's snow on the National Weather Service webcam from Binghamton, NY on Thursday afternoon. Much of the snow will taper by the end of the week and will likely melt into the upcoming weekend.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM EDT FRIDAY...
* LOCATIONS...NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL MAINE HIGHLANDS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY 6 TO 9 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR TERRAIN ABOVE 2500 FT.
* IMPACTS...MODERATE. SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW MAY CAUSE TREE BRANCHES TO SNAP WITH ISOLATED TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE.
* WINDS...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
Here's the additional snowfall potential through PM Friday, which suggests some heavier tallies across the high elevations of central and northern Maine.
More Snow in the Northeast
Here's the simulated radar from PM Thursday to AM Saturday in the Northeast, which shows the storm system swirling through the Northern New England States with additional snowfall and scattered rain showers. Note that as that system moves out, another quick moving system moves in, but lighter amounts of precipitation are expected with this one.
Warm Friday Winds. Few Showers PM Saturday
Break out the shorts and t-shirts today! Well, that may be a little extreme, but don't be surprised if you see a few brave Minnesotans sporting a lighter wardrobe as high temps flirt with the 70 degree mark by the afternoon.
Isn't it amazing how warm 60s and 70s feel after spending a couple of days in the 40s and lower 50s? Hey, I'm not complaining. My tomato garden is still producing and I'm not quite ready to break out the snow blower! Interestingly, we haven't seen an official frost in the Twin Cities yet! Note that the average first 32 degree low temp is October 8th.
A storm system racing across southern Canada will help boost high temps to near 15 degree above average levels Friday. A cooler wind develops Saturday as temps settle back to near normal levels for late October. The wind picks up out of the south again on Halloween Monday allowing temps to surge back into the 60s.
No extra layers for the ghouls and goblins this year. It will be a bit breezy with a few light rain showers, but we'll be blizzard free.
Average High/Low for Minneapolis
Average Low: 35F (Record: 17F set in 1925)
*Daylight Lost Since Summer Solstice: ~5hours and 18mins
3.5 Days After Last Quarter
"Surface temperature has increased about 1 degree Celsius since 1910, the report said, and rainfall through the growing season for winter crops has dropped almost 20 percent in some regions. Sea levels are also rising as ocean temperatures warm, leading to higher chances of inundation and coastal flooding. Oceans absorb large amounts of the world’s excess heat."
"Extreme weather events are increasingly common, said Steve Rintoul, interim director of Australia’s climate science center at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and an author of the report. And that trend will continue."
"“Although a 1-degree-Celsius rise in air temperatures seems small, it is enough to shift base-line averages,” Dr. Rintoul said, referring to an increase equal to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit."
"He added, “It increases the odds those events will happen.”"
See more from NYTimes HERE:
_____________________________________________________________________"Studies offer new glimpse of melting under Antarctic glaciers"3
"Two new studies by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), detect the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented direct view of intense ice melting from the floating undersides of glaciers. The results highlight how the interaction between ocean conditions and the bedrock beneath a glacier can influence the glacier's evolution, with implications for understanding future ice loss from Antarctica and global sea level rise."
"The two studies examined three neighboring glaciers in West Antarctica that are melting and retreating at different rates. Smith, Pope and Kohler glaciers flow into the Dotson and Crosson ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea Embayment in West Antarctica, the part of the continent with the largest loss of ice mass."
"A study led by Bernd Scheuchl of UCI, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Aug. 28, used radar measurements from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite and data from the earlier ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites to look at changes in the glaciers' grounding lines — the boundary where a glacier loses contact with bedrock and begins to float on the ocean. The grounding line is important because nearly all glacier melting takes place on the underside of the glacier's floating portion, called the ice shelf. If a glacier loses mass from enhanced melting, it may start floating farther inland from its former grounding line, just as a boat stuck on a sandbar may be able to float again if a heavy cargo is removed. This is called grounding line retreat."
See more from NOAA HERE:
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