National Weather Forecast
The main focus for showers and storms on Sunday will be in portions of the central United States as an area of low pressure and a couple of frontal boundaries move through the region. Some storms will continue to be possible in the Southeast, but the monsoon has waned a bit in the Southwest.
Two areas of heavier rain are expected through Monday across the lower 48. One of those is in the upper Midwest, where rainfall amounts of over 3” are possible. Some rainfall tallies of at least 1-3” will also be possible across Florida.
Artemis 1 will carry a space weather cubesat to study solar wind
More from Space.com: “NASA’s upcoming Artemis 1 mission may be focused on the moon, but at least one of its payloads will turn its focus instead to the sun. Hitching a ride on NASA’s Artemis 1 is a CubeSat weather station destined to orbit the sun in interplanetary space. The CubeSat to study Solar Particles (CuSP) is a six-unit (6U) cubesat designed by the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) in San Antonio that will study the onslaught of solar radiation headed for Earth, otherwise known as solar wind.”
Russia burns off gas as Europe’s energy bills rocket
More from the BBC: “As Europe’s energy costs skyrocket, Russia is burning off large amounts of natural gas, according to analysis shared with BBC News. They say the plant, near the border with Finland, is burning an estimated $10m (£8.4m) worth of gas every day. Experts say the gas would previously have been exported to Germany. Germany’s ambassador to the UK told BBC News that Russia was burning the gas because “they couldn’t sell it elsewhere”. Scientists are concerned about the large volumes of carbon dioxide and soot it is creating, which could exacerbate the melting of Arctic ice.”
To adapt to climate change, New York town considers a retreat from the beach
More from Marketplace: “Like cities and towns all along the East and Gulf coasts, East Hampton is grappling with the growing threats posed by climate change — sea-level rise, the prospect of more intense storms, rising groundwater — and trying to figure out how to adapt. One of the recommendations in its Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Plan, which the town board is on the verge of adopting, is “managed retreat” — voluntarily relocating homes and businesses in certain low-lying, vulnerable areas to higher ground. That includes parts of downtown Montauk. None of the details have been fleshed out yet, but the idea is that downtown Montauk, where most of the hotels and businesses are located, “would get pared down significantly,” said Alison Branco, the climate adaptation director for the Nature Conservancy in New York, who has been advising the town on its plans.”
– D.J. Kayser