National Weather Forecast

Attention turns to the center of the nation on Monday, as a system working eastward will spread showers and thunderstorms from the Plains to the Appalachians. On the north and west sides, snow and/or a mix of precipitation will be possible.

Heavier rain (possibly totaling up to 3”) will be possible through the first part of the week in the Deep South and parts of the Appalachians.

Most of the snow in the western United States will have fallen through Monday morning – where between Sunday and Monday several inches will be possible.

Looking ahead toward the important travel day of Wednesday, we could watch some interruptions at airports in the eastern United States (especially the Northeast hubs) due to a system moving through the region. Rain could also impact Seattle and Portland.

On Thanksgiving, the main story will be a system in the northern Rockies bringing rain and snow chances. Most of the rest of the nation will see quiet weather.


An Italian ski resort shut down by climate change plans to reopen with artificial snow. Not everyone is happy

More from CNN: “There are few things Italians do better than dreaming big against the odds. Take the multi-million-dollar plan that’s been in the works since the 1990s to build the world’s longest suspension bridge across the Straits of Messina in the heart of Mafia land. Or the very existence of the city of Venice, built on a lagoon system that’s now better protected from extreme weather by mechanical flood gates that took more than 20 years to realize. Now, plans to build a multi-million-dollar ski facility on a snowless northern Italian mountain may prove equally challenging. The bald mountain is the Monte San Primo, a gorgeous 1,682 meter (5,518 foot) promontory that accounts for much of the landscape view from the north end of Lake Como. The quaint cobblestone city of Bellagio, at its base, is known as the “pearl” of the lake for beauty that has lured A-list celebs (and wealthy Russians), who own the majority of lavish villas nearby.

New Models Could Predict Climate Change Effects with Unprecedented Detail

More from Scientific American: “Scientists have used computer models to predict global warming’s implications for more than five decades. As climate change intensifies, these increasingly precise models require more and more computing power. For a decade the best simulations have been able to predict climate change effects down to a 25-square-kilometer area. Now a new modeling project could tighten the resolution to one kilometer, helping policymakers and city planners spot the neighborhoods—or even individual buildings—most vulnerable to extreme weather events. “Climate [science] has always had a computing problem,” says Bjorn Stevens, director of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Recent technological advances such as shrinking transistors, however, have made computers far more capable, Stevens says. He and a group of climatologists and scientists from other disciplines are developing a network of global supercomputing centers called Earth Visualization Engines, or EVE, which they hope to complete within the decade. These centers would work together by running climate models, interpreted by machine-learning algorithms, on supercomputers to predict climatic shifts and severe weather events locally.

The Real Reason EV Repairs Are So Expensive

More from Wired: “In June this year, a Hyundai Kona rolled into a repair shop in Cheltenham, England. Humming gently, as electric vehicles do, it seemed to be running just fine. But the insurance company wasn’t ready to sign it off. The car had been in a minor collision, which had caused damage to its battery casing. Another repair shop, about an hour’s drive away, had been asked to replace the casing, but they didn’t know how. And so, the car ended up here in Cheltenham, in front of Matt Cleevely, owner of Cleevely Motors. When he and his colleagues opened up the vehicle, they were stunned. Sure, the metal casing had a few light scratches—minor marks made by one of the car’s rear suspension arms, which had got jolted during the incident—but nothing more. “They’d suffered very minor physical damage that neither compromised the integrity of the battery casing, nor was dangerous in any way,” says Cleevely. “I just found it massively over the top.”


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