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Re: Official Death Valley Global Cooking Thread
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2019, 04:54:24 AM »
Fucking hot.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-20/finger-pointed-at-climate-change-as-heatwave-smashes-records/11817884
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/temperature-records-tumble-across-victoria-as-melbourne-peaks-at-43-5-degrees-20191220-p53lyr.html
https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/12/20/bushfire-crisis-adelaide-victoria-nsw/
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/tomorrow-will-be-a-difficult-day-australia-braces-for-weekend-of-catastrophic-bushfire-conditions

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No FIRE 🔥  :evil4: by you yet I hope. 🤞

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Here is an article I came across this morning. 49.9C is nearly 123F!

Roads melt as temperature hits 49.9C in remote SA ahead of catastrophic fire conditions

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A road which is deteriorating in Port Augusta
Photo: In Port Augusta, bitumen has started to melt on several roads. (Facebook: Port Augusta City Council)

Catastrophic fire conditions have been forecast in South Australia today as the state's stifling heatwave continues into a fourth day — with temperatures hitting almost 50 degrees Celsius in some areas yesterday.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said December temperature records had tumbled in more than a dozen locations, while some towns set all-time highs.

Parts of Adelaide sweltered through the hottest night on record, with the minimum reaching just 33.6C at 10:20pm at BOM's West Terrace site.

It was the highest minimum at the site since January 1939, when it reached 33.2C.

Senior forecaster Simon Timcke said it was a preliminary record, as the temperature could still drop, but that was very unlikely.

He said the city had a hotter night at the Kent Town site in 2009, when it only dropped to 33.9C.

The minimum at Kent Town last night 33.6C at 11:30pm.

Nullarbor was the hottest spot around the state yesterday, reaching an incredible 49.9C — the fourth hottest temperature ever recorded in Australia, overtaking Eucla in WA which reached that mark just hours earlier.

Adelaide reached 45.3C on Thursday, its highest top temperature for the month of December since records began in 1887, and is forecast to reach 46C today.

Parts of the northern suburbs also hovered around 46C.

Ceduna's top of 48.8C was a record high, while Wudinna and Port Augusta — where roads melted in the intense heat — rose above 48C.

"McConnal Road, Alma Street, Forster Street and Cobbin Street have all shown signs of bleeding," Port Augusta City Council said in a statement.

"A contractor has been engaged to spread rocks over problem areas.

"The roads should be avoided and only used by local residents — please take an alternate route during this extreme weather."

SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts warned there was a "heightened risk of extended power outages" in today's conditions.

"We have enacted detailed resource plans with multiple crews … and others on stand-by if needed," he said.

"Where conditions are confirmed to be catastrophic and there's evidence to suggest it would be wise and would help protect lives and property, we would disconnect [power to high bushfire risk areas]."

Catastrophic fire conditions in six districts

The heatwave conditions will take a dangerous turn today with extreme temperatures and high winds combining to produce catastrophic bushfire conditions in six districts.

Lower Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, the Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Lower South East districts have all been given the highest fire danger rating.

Country Fire Service (CFS)deputy chief officer Andrew Stark said if fires break out today, they will be dangerous, fast-moving and erratic.

"They are the kind of conditions that are very dangerous even for our firefighters, from CFS, from MFS, Department of Environment and Water, the kind of conditions that we see property lost and unfortunately sometimes, lives lost," he said.

"Under these conditions [fires are] so erratic, they'll move so fast and develop so quickly, it doesn't matter how many firefighters we have, we're not going to stop the progress of the full spread of fires under these conditions."

Mr Stark labelled today's conditions "the most dangerous … we've faced this season", and said residents in affected areas should activate their bushfire plans, if their plan is to leave.

"The safest place is to be away from areas that will see these conditions forecast, so if your plan is not to stay, you need to think about where you will go with your family," he said.

"We have a high potential for fires to break out with the effects of lightning, which will be widespread again right across South Australia.

"We will see a very gusty wind change, and even though people may start to see some relief from those winds, if we have fires burning, they will continue to be very dangerous fires for many hours after the change goes through."

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kylie Egan said strong winds and the risk of lightning would elevate fire danger across the state.

"We haven't really seen conditions much worse than this across the state, the wind speeds are really as strong as they can get," she said.

"The risk of lightning is certainly there, which makes it a very significant fire weather day for South Australia."

Adelaide's temperature is expected to peak in the afternoon at 46C before the cool change moves through.

Friday's twilight horse races cancelled

On Thursday afternoon, Thoroughbred Racing SA (TRSA) announced it had cancelled its Friday twilight meet at Morphettville Racecourse, despite earlier in the week saying it would still go ahead.

Morphettville RacecoursePhoto: Thoroughbred Racing SA said Friday's twilight race meet had been cancelled due to the forecast. (ABC News: Sowaibah Hanifie)

The organisation's chief executive officer, Jim Watters, said while TRSA had been in contact with the BOM about the forecast for Friday evening, the latest temperature predictions were higher than expected.

"While a cool change was and continues to be forecast to arrive in time for Friday's twilight race meeting, the most recent updates indicate a higher temperature than originally advised immediately prior to the cool change," he said.

"In light of this we have determined that Friday's twilight race meeting at Morphettville will be postponed, with the meeting re-scheduled to next Monday.

"As always, the welfare of our horses and participants is our number one consideration when making these decisions, and from the outset we had advised that we would monitor the situation throughout and if deemed necessary the meeting would be postponed."

The back-flip follows condemnation from animal welfare groups about TRSA's previous plan to go ahead with the meet despite the heatwave.

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Re: Official Death Valley Global Cooking Thread
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2019, 07:15:01 AM »
Here is an article I came across this morning. 49.9C is nearly 123F!

It's SMOKIN' HOT!!!  :evil4:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wVOa3xhl0bg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/wVOa3xhl0bg</a>

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Re: Official Death Valley Global Cooking Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2019, 08:03:53 PM »
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/cattle-have-stopped-breeding-koalas-die-of-thirst-a-vet-s-hellish-diary-of-climate-change-20191220-p53m03.html

Hmmm.

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Re: Official Death Valley Global Cooking Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2019, 03:26:19 AM »
Good article. Sad the politicians don't see or acknowledge a problem with climate change. Willful ignorance is evil.
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The Last Decade Was The Hottest On Record Thanks To Global Warming
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2020, 11:16:01 AM »
The Last Decade Was The Hottest On Record Thanks To Global Warming
"We are experiencing the impacts of global warming unfolding literally in real time."


NASA / Via data.giss.nasa.gov

NASA temperature map for December 2019 compared to the 1951–1980 timeframe.

Posted on January 15, 2020, at 11:40 a.m. ET

Last year was the world's second-warmest year, capping off the hottest decade on record, according to experts at NOAA and NASA.

And here’s another record to add to the pile: The past five years were collectively the warmest since record-keeping began about 140 years ago. 2019's temperatures were second only to 2016, coming in around 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, per NOAA.

“The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record,” NASA's Gavin Schmidt said in a statement. “Every decade since the 1960s clearly has been warmer than the one before.”

This warming trend, scientists say, is undoubtedly the result of human-made climate change.

“We are experiencing the impacts of global warming unfolding literally in real time,” said Noah Diffenbaugh, an earth science professor at Stanford University not involved in the newly released analyses. “We now have clear evidence that people and ecosystems are being impacted across the world, from the equator to the poles, from both in the ocean and on land, from the coastal areas to the high elevations.”

The twin government analyses, released Wednesday, come on the heels of a new study in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences concluding that the world’s oceans in 2019 were the warmest since record-keeping began around the 1950s, capping off an exceptionally warm 10-year streak for the oceans.

Meanwhile, Australia continues to struggle with unprecedented bushfires that have destroyed thousands of homes, shrouded large swaths of the country in unhealthy smoke levels, and killed more than a dozen people and thousands and thousands of animals.

“We know that the climatic conditions that enable dangerous fires are increasing globally,” Colin Beale, a biology professor at the University of York who has studied climate and fire impacts, told BuzzFeed News in an email. “We also know that the current fire season is exceptional (a product primarily of the Indian Ocean Dipole, a weather phenomenon that has now ended, probably exacerbated by underlying climate change) and is unlikely to be repeated again very soon — but could become normal if climate change is not tackled adequately.”

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☀️ Europe heatwave: Temperatures in Spain to ROCKET to 36C
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2020, 12:05:40 AM »
If the COVID don't getchya, the heat stroke will.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/1276902/europe-heatwave-spain-temperatures-uk-weather-forecast-latest-italy-france

Europe heatwave: Temperatures in Spain to ROCKET to 36C - maps show continent on fire
EUROPE is to be hit by brutal temperatures with heat more than 10 degrees celsius about the May average.


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Spain will be particularly hit by the heatwave with parts of Italy and much of Spain also facing the heat. The weather anomaly comes as millions in Spain hit the streets for the first time in six weeks after a death toll of more than 25,000. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 36 degrees over the next few days.
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Spanish weather expert César Ballesteros tweeted a map showing scorching heats across the country and said: “Zones with #TemperaturaMáxima foreseen equal or superior to 30ºC for the days of Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 of May.”

A WXcharts forecast, meanwhile, posted a map on Twitter and wrote: “Immense heat will be pumped into Iberia heading into next week, just as the initial stages of easing lockdown begin.

“People venturing outside for the first time since March may be in for a bit of a shock as temperatures rise >10-12C above average in places.”
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Yesterday, the highest temperatures were sees in the Mediterranean area, the Guadalquivir valley and the Middle Ebro, where the thermometer reached 28 degrees.

Europe heatwave: A jet stream heading in from the south is to send temperatures soaring
Europe heatwave: A jet stream heading in from the south is to send temperatures soaring (Image: NETWEATHER)

Europe heat: Spain will receive the bulk of the hot weather
Europe heat: Spain will receive the bulk of the hot weather (Image: NETWEATHER)

Today parts of Andalusia will hit 30 degrees with Valencia and Murcia also see sweltering temperatures.

But the heat will really hit on Sunday and Monday with a warm jet stream from North Africa seeing a hike in temperatures

High temperatures will be above 25 degrees in almost all areas, except mountain areas. The temperature is very likely to exceed 30 degrees in wide areas of the southern half of the peninsula, and the Ebro valley.

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Forecasters predict the heat could even exceed 32-34ºC in the Tagus, Guadiana, Ebro valleys and, above all.

And in the Guadalquivir, the heat is expected to reach 36 degrees.

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Spanish forecasters have been tweeting this heat map
Spanish forecasters have been tweeting this heat map (Image: TWITTER)

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Europe weather: A jet stream is approaching from north Africa (Image: NETWEATHER)

The heatwave will continue throughout the week, although there will be a decrease in temperatures in the east of the country. However, the north and Balearics will continue to be unbearably hot.

France will also get a taste of rising heats with areas like Marseille expected temperatures comfortably in the 20s all week, with tomorrow’s 24 degrees forecast to be the hight point.

Paris, meanwhile, will peak with unseasonably warm weather with a 24 degree day recorded on Friday next week.

Northern Italy can also expect high temperatures with towns such as Genoa reaching consistent highs of 22 degrees and Rome reaching 26 degrees throughout the week. Sicily, meanwhile, can expect highs of 27 degrees on Wednesday.
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☀️ Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2020, 03:17:27 AM »
It's Heating Up out there!

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Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms

A map showing places warmer (red) or cooler (blue) in May than the long-term average. Photograph: Modis/NEO/Nasa

Damian Carrington Environment editor   @dpcarrington
Published on Wed 17 Jun 2020 11.49 EDT

A prolonged heatwave in Siberia is “undoubtedly alarming”, climate scientists have said. The freak temperatures have been linked to wildfires, a huge oil spill and a plague of tree-eating moths.

On a global scale, the Siberian heat is helping push the world towards its hottest year on record in 2020, despite a temporary dip in carbon emissions owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Temperatures in the polar regions are rising fastest because ocean currents carry heat towards the poles and reflective ice and snow is melting away.

Russian towns in the Arctic circle have recorded extraordinary temperatures, with Nizhnyaya Pesha hitting 30C on 9 June and Khatanga, which usually has daytime temperatures of around 0C at this time of year, hitting 25C on 22 May. The previous record was 12C.

In May, surface temperatures in parts of Siberia were up to 10C above average, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Martin Stendel, of the Danish Meteorological Institute, said the abnormal May temperatures seen in north-west Siberia would be likely to happen just once in 100,000 years without human-caused global heating.

Freja Vamborg, a senior scientist at C3S, said: “It is undoubtedly an alarming sign, but not only May was unusually warm in Siberia. The whole of winter and spring had repeated periods of higher-than-average surface air temperatures.

“Although the planet as a whole is warming, this isn’t happening evenly. Western Siberia stands out as a region that shows more of a warming trend with higher variations in temperature. So to some extent large temperature anomalies are not unexpected. However, what is unusual is how long the warmer-than-average anomalies have persisted for.”

Marina Makarova, the chief meteorologist at Russia’s Rosgidromet weather service, said: “This winter was the hottest in Siberia since records began 130 years ago. Average temperatures were up to 6C higher than the seasonal norms.”

Robert Rohde, the lead scientist at the Berkeley Earth project, said Russia as a whole had experienced record high temperatures in 2020, with the average from January to May 5.3C above the 1951-1980 average. “[This is a] new record by a massive 1.9C,” he said.

In December, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, commented on the unusual heat: “Some of our cities were built north of the Arctic Circle, on the permafrost. If it begins to thaw, you can imagine what consequences it would have. It’s very serious.”

Thawing permafrost was at least partly to blame for a spill of diesel fuel in Siberia this month that led Putin to declare a state of emergency. The supports of the storage tank suddenly sank, according to its operators; green groups said ageing and poorly maintained infrastructure was also to blame.

Wildfires have raged across hundreds of thousands of hectares of Siberia’s forests. Farmers often light fires in the spring to clear vegetation, and a combination of high temperatures and strong winds has caused some fires to burn out of control.

Swarms of the Siberian silk moth, whose larvae eat at conifer trees, have grown rapidly in the rising temperatures. “In all my long career, I’ve never seen moths so huge and growing so quickly,” Vladimir Soldatov, a moth expert, told AFP.

He warned of “tragic consequences” for forests, with the larvae stripping trees of their needles and making them more susceptible to fires.
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☀️ A heat wave forecast for the U.S. has scientists alarmed
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2020, 01:05:18 PM »
Who needs a Sauna?  Just walk outside.  lol.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/heatwave-forecast-u-s-has-scientists-alarmed-n1232825

A heat wave forecast for the U.S. has scientists alarmed
The coming heat is projected to affect huge stretches of the U.S., from eastern New Mexico and Colorado across the Central Plains and into the Northeast.

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A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks.

The extreme weather — the first major heat wave of the season — comes as many states are scrambling to contain the rampant spread of the coronavirus and resources are already strained. And while the pandemic presents some unique challenges this summer, experts say these extreme events will continue to pose public health risks because climate change is making heat waves around the world more frequent and more intense.

The coming heat is projected to affect huge parts of the U.S., from eastern New Mexico and Colorado across the central Plains and into the Northeast.

"The first half of July looks to have well-above-normal temperatures, at pretty high probabilities, beginning around the Fourth of July or slightly before," said Jon Gottschalck, chief of the Operational Prediction Branch at the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center.
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Some places are already sweltering under record conditions. Miami recently had its hottest week on record and posted its 11th consecutive day with a heat index over 103 degrees, Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, tweeted Thursday.

Gottschalck said it's likely that several regions may be under heat advisories and excessive heat watches, and he said warm conditions may persist into the evenings, with little relief from the humidity.

The heat is being driven by the northward shift of the jet stream, which creates a "ridging effect" — a pocket of high pressure that allows for warm, dry conditions at the surface, Gottschalck said. The impending blast of heat could also create a "ring of fire" weather pattern, in which storms ride along the periphery of the heat dome and trigger severe thunderstorms across the northern Plains, he said.

Current forecasts show that this dome of heat could stick around well into the month.

"Our models indicate that this is going to be somewhat persistent through the first two weeks of July, and potentially longer," Gottschalck said.

He said the Climate Prediction Center has been working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local agencies on how to manage heat waves and other extreme weather events during the pandemic.
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Some cities, for instance, may not be able to provide relief for vulnerable people because of social distancing guidelines.

"We're dealing with such a unique situation, where even if some areas can open up cooling centers and things like that, they're likely to have limited capacity," said Julie Caron, a climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. "So now, you could have a vulnerable population that has to make a choice to either stay home and risk the heat or go to a cooling center and risk exposure to the virus."
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/july-4th-heatwave-ring-of-fire

July 4th heat wave set to hammer US may bring ‘ring of fire’ effect



A Fourth of July weekend heat wave will put the ‘fire’ in ‘fireworks’ for much of the U.S.
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A Fourth of July weekend heat wave will put the ‘fire’ in ‘fireworks’ for much of the U.S., a report said Thursday — with the potential for a “ring of fire” effect to bring storms to parts of the Midwest.
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“The first half of July looks to have well-above-normal temperatures, at pretty high probabilities, beginning around the Fourth of July or slightly before,” Jon Gottschalck, chief of the Operational Prediction Branch at the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, told NBC News.

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The blast of heat could create a “ring of fire” pattern, in which storms circulating the edges of the heat dome spawn powerful thunderstorms, particularly over the northern Plains, Gottschalk told the network.

“Our models indicate that this is going to be somewhat persistent through the first two weeks of July, and potentially longer,” he said.

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The stifling swelter comes as cases of the coronavirus — which attacks the respiratory system — are surging across the US, and continues a run of record temperatures around the globe.

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