National Weather Forecast
On Thursday, a cold front moving east will bring the threat of storms from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast. Some scattered storms will also be possible back toward the Plains and the northern Rockies.
Some of the heaviest rain through the end of the week will fall in the Great Lakes, where at least 1-2” of rain could fall.
Your weather app may be missing critical details. A group of emergency managers is trying to fix that.
More from the Star Tribune: “Emergency management leaders don’t expect the federal government to build more large NEXRAD radars, as the system was a one-time acquisition. The NWS also hasn’t finalized future plans for improving radar coverage, and the organization could be facing budget cuts. But companies such as Climavision offer smaller radar systems that can be placed on existing infrastructure. In October, Climavision plans to install an X-band radar system on a water tower in Wendell, a small city in Grant County, as part of a pilot project. It’ll be the first X-band system in the state, Goode said. The company will cover the radar’s installation, maintenance and operations, and its data will be available at no cost to support public safety efforts. Climavision also will sell radar data to businesses such as insurance, agriculture and media companies.”
It’s official. UN says the world just endured its hottest summer on record
More from CNBC: “The world just experienced its hottest three months on record by a substantial margin, according to the UN weather agency, prompting the UN chief to call for world leaders to take urgent climate action. The UN’s World Meteorological Organization and European climate service Copernicus on Wednesday announced that the June to August season of 2023 was the warmest such period in records that began in 1940. The average temperature for those three months was 16.77 degrees Celsius (62.19 degrees Fahrenheit), which was 0.66 degrees Celsius above average for the period. The month of August was found to be the hottest on record by a large margin and the second hottest month after July 2023.”
WHERE DANGEROUS HEAT IS SURGING
More from the Washington Post: “The world is experiencing a surge in extremely hot days that put human health at risk, with the threat concentrated in some of the places least prepared to cope, according to an analysis of climate data by The Washington Post and CarbonPlan, a nonprofit that develops publicly available climate data and analytics. By 2050, over 5 billion people — probably more than half the planet’s population — will be exposed to at least a month of health-threatening extreme heat when outdoors in the sun, the analysis shows, up from 4 billion in 2030 and 2 billion at the turn of the century. The analysis calculated an approximate form of “wet-bulb globe temperature,” a metric that combines temperature, humidity, sunlight and wind. Scientists consider it the gold standard for evaluating how heat harms the human body.”
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