Still a few more days to go in this pleasant mid-autumn weather pattern, before some changes head our way early next week. Temperatures tonight will drop to the mid to upper 40s, with some locally dense fog near the rivers and lakes of the Midstate:
The best chance of showers and thunderstorms area-wide moves in after sunset Sunday evening — Sunday night and Monday are looking quite wet at this point, but I’m not concerned about severe weather. The European forecast model is showing widespread rainfall of 1″-2″ with a few spots approaching 3″ total through Tuesday:
That’s not enough to cause widespread flooding, just a good soaking rain.
- NOAA (technically, the Climate Prediction Center) issued its winter weather forecast today.
- Atlantic hurricanes have been really bad — now in the Pacific, (potential) super typhoon Lan could threaten parts of Japan.
- Puerto Rico now faces an environmental catastrophe, along with the task of hurricane damage clean-up.
- I completely agree with this piece: “The UK calls them ‘ex-hurricanes’, we call them ‘post-tropical cyclones’. Maybe we should follow the UK’s lead?”
- Globally, 2017 is trending as the second hottest year on record, and that’s WITHOUT an El Niño.
- Changes in sea levels don’t happen steadily over time — instead, the level jumps in little bursts.
- Evaporating lakes could help power the country, day and night.
- Astronomers are improving old Hubble Space Telescope images with new software and processing techniques.
- Yes, your dog is making puppy eyes at you.
- More dog news: “let sleeping dogs lie” isn’t a cliche — like in humans, sleep helps your pup consolidate memories.
- Be careful with those novelty contact lenses this Halloween.