National Weather Forecast

On Saturday, a system moving through the central United States will bring the potential of snow and mixed precipitation from the southern Rockies across the Central Plains. Another low in the Gulf of Mexico will start to spread showers and storms across the Gulf Coast and Southeast Saturday into Saturday Night. A cold front near the Pacific Northwest will produce rain and snow chances.

Heavy snow will fall through the weekend in a stripe from southeastern Colorado to the Great Lakes. The heaviest, in Colorado and western Kansas, could total up over 6”. Snow will also be possible in the mountains up in the Northwest. Meanwhile, over 3” of rain could fall the next few days across portions of the Southeast.


Taking stock of California’s three-week deluge

More from Yale Climate Connections: “California’s infamous drought-to-deluge-to-drought climate has just swung hard toward the wet end of the spectrum. Three weeks of relentless storms brought San Francisco some of its heaviest rains in more than a century. Floodwaters inundated large areas, tens of thousands of Californians lost power, and countless trees were toppled across the state as gale-force winds blew atop saturated soils. Despite the widespread havoc they produced, the storms were hugely helpful in restoring California’s water supply after a punishing three-year drought, one whose hydrological and ecological impacts were made worse by a warming climate.

Shell buys EV-charger operator Volta for pennies on the dollar

More from Canary Media: “Volta, the San Francisco–based EV-charging-station company that raised $275 million from venture capital investors and reached a market valuation of $2 billion after its 2021 public-market debut, announced Wednesday that it will be acquired by oil major Shell at a price of $169 million. It’s the latest EV-related company to see once-high-flying hopes of growth, fueled by a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) entry into public equity markets, soured by the harsh realities of a high-cost business with years to go before profitability beckons. Volta has built a network of more than 3,000 public sites that combine EV chargers and video-advertising screens, and it has a pipeline of more charging projects in the works.

Climate change denial is making a ‘stark comeback’ on social media, study finds

More from The Verge: “Meta made millions last year on advertising that greenwashes fossil fuel companies and spreads disinformation about climate change, according to a new report. And outright climate denialism exploded on Twitter in 2022, according to the analysis published today by a coalition of environmental groups and researchers. They identified fossil fuel-linked entities that spent about $4 million on Facebook and Instagram ads around the time of the United Nations’ climate change conference in November. Those ads disparage the transition to clean energy that’s necessary to slow climate change, the report says, while portraying oil and gas companies as unlikely environmental champions. Meanwhile on Twitter, the hashtag #climatescam has seen a meteoric rise since July of last year.


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