National Weather Forecast
The main story on Monday will be another atmospheric river impacting the west coast, bringing heavy rain and snow along with it. A low off the Gulf Coast will bring some storms to southern Texas and Louisiana. Another low off the Mid-Atlantic coast will bring rain and mixed precipitation from the Outer Banks to Cape Cod. Snow showers will be possible in New England.
With the atmospheric parade continuing out west, very heavy rain and snow will continue to impact the region through the beginning of the work week. By Tuesday, we could easily see another 2-6”+ of rain fall along parts of coastal California, including in the Bay Area and down toward Los Angeles.
MIT Scientists Reveal Why Rome’s Pantheon Has Yet to Crumble
More from CNET: “Despite being built thousands of years ago, some concrete structures across the world have surprisingly, and literally, stood the test of time. Rome’s Pantheon, most notably, was constructed around 126-128 A.D. — yet its massive, unreinforced concrete dome still majestically anchors the city. Some ancient Roman aqueducts are even still in use, steadily delivering water across the land. So a big question naturally arises: What might be special about 2,000-year-old concrete? And how can we build superpower buildings as durable as the iconic edifices of the Roman empire? On Friday, in the journal Science Advances, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered a fascinating answer. In short, they believe small minerals called “lime clasts” gave old concrete a sort of healing capability.”
Warm Temperatures Close Ski Resorts Across Europe
More from Gizmodo: “Ski areas across Europe are being forced to close or work overtime to create artificial snow as record-breaking temperatures sweep across the continent this winter. The first few days of 2023 have seen temperatures soar as high as 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 degrees Celsius) in the Czech Republic and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) in northern Spain. In total, eight countries have already seen their warmest January day on record, less than a week into the new year.”
Here are 8 tips for the best EV winter range and performance
More from Electrek: “Whether you’re a seasoned EV driver in cold climates or this is your first winter driving an electric vehicle, there’s always more to learn about how to get the best range and performance from your EV when the temperatures drop. Electrek asked two experts for smart winter EV driving advice. This is what Richard Reina, the product training director at CARiD.com, and Casey Donahue, an energy analyst working as the CEO of Optiwatt, a residential managed charging platform in North America, had to say.”
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