The HRRR model isn’t overly impressed with our rain potential today, but it’s not completely dry either:
If you get some rain, be thankful for the break from the heat! The rain won’t do anything about the humidity though.
Some mid-week nerdiness for you…
- We’re not alone in the sweltering heat: an exceptional heat wave will grip much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States through early next week.
- If the heat wave persists into early August, it could trigger a “flash drought.”
- Great Britain is hot as well (by their standards), and the BBC put together a video with hot weather tips and myths.
- June 2016 was globally the hottest June on record, and was the 14th straight month of record-breaking worldwide warmth.
- It’s been 40 years since a month of June had below-average temperatures.
- When I talk about climate change publicly, I don’t focus too much on the “ban this, regulate that” proposals. I prefer the optimistic approach of, “We’re Americans. We invent stuff. Let’s invent our way out of this.” Here’s a perfect example: an air conditioner that MAKES electricity.
- Five lessons our own planet can teach us.
- A new study sheds light on how life on Earth recovered after the greatest mass extinction in history.
- Starting later this week, all five “naked eye planets” (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) will be visible in the evening sky.
- NASA released a bunch of pictures from the Juno spacecraft yesterday, from when the probe was approaching Jupiter.
- I frequently say that the numbers in some of these astronomy links are “mind-boggling,” but here’s a way to attempt to comprehend the vastness of the universe.
- I love sports/science crossover stories — here’s an awesomely nerdy dive into the energy numbers behind the Tour de France.
- You can be nerdy even when you’re hanging out at the beach or pool this summer — the physics of water waves.