Another stretch of unseasonably warm weather settles into the Midstate today, and it will continue through the rest of the work week. Temperatures will warm up quickly today, reaching the low 70s under mostly sunny skies:
A good chance of rain is still in the forecast Friday evening and Friday night — the RPM model shows showers and non-severe storms moving across the Tennessee River around sunset, moving quickly across the Midstate:
Total rainfall amounts won’t be drought-busting:
But we’ll take what we can get!
- In mid-November, there’s usually a decent amount of snow on the ground in the northern and western U.S….but this year, snow cover across the U.S. has reached an all-time low for the month of November.
- Hurricane Katrina has been linked to a rise in the number of heart attacks, even now (more than ten years later).
- The last three Octobers have been the three warmest on record.
- A bipartisan group of defense experts is urging the President-elect’s transition team to consider climate change as a grave threat to national security.
- This week’s supermoon caused some exceptionally high tides…which could be a preview of the “new normal” for the East Coast.
- Alaska Airlines just flew across the country using wood chips…sort of.
- Weather nerds are counting down to this weekend’s launch of GOES-R, a satellite that will significantly improve our remote sensing capabilities.
- A giant reservoir that supplies a California county’s drinking water is nearly empty.
- What’s the biggest earthquake possible along the San Andreas fault?
- Could “ice cauldrons” on Mars be a favorable environment for simple life to develop?
- Blind link here, since I’m not seeing the movie until this weekend: the science behind the movie “Arrival.”
- A lot of coverage recently about Google and Facebook’s struggled to week out “fake news” sites — some good perspective on science news coverage in this piece.
- A holiday gift guide for your very good dog, who’s a good dog, who’s the best dog…