National Weather Forecast
The main story Monday will be what is left of Henri hanging around the Northeast, bringing more heavy rain to the region.
The heaviest rain from Sunday through Tuesday will be in portions of the Northeast due to Henri, where rainfall amounts of 3-6” (isolated 10” amounts) will be possible leading to flooding.
Henri made landfall along the Rhode Island coast near Westerly at approximately 12:15 PM ET Sunday afternoon with sustained winds of 60 mph after passing over Block Island, Rhode Island, around 11 AM ET. Above are satellite and radar loops (courtesy of Praedictix and AerisWeather) from the late morning and early afternoon timeframes showing the landfall of Henri.
Henri will continue to move inland and weaken into the early part of the work week, becoming post-tropical on Monday and impacting portions of Nova Scotia as a remnant low Tuesday.
What the Acrid Smoke from Wildfires Can Teach Us
More from Scientific American: “As climate change intensifies summer after summer, millions of people around the world are finding themselves shrouded in toxic wildfire smoke, including those in North America, Russia and the Mediterranean just this past month. I’m from Australia, where our devastating 2019–2020 bushfires and smoke caught the world’s attention. Wildfire smoke is bad for our health. It is also really distressing, but we don’t talk about that as much. During Australia’s Black Summer, choking on smoke for about three months, I found it impossible to think of anything but the unfolding crisis. But later, in the process of writing a book about how we feel and what we can do about climate change, I spent time thinking about that experience. What could the smoke be teaching us, if we were willing to listen and learn?”
Greece plans to name heatwaves in the same way as storms
More from The Guardian: “Spurred on by this summer’s record temperatures, Greek scientists have begun discussing the need to name and rank heatwaves, better known for their invisibility, before rampant wildfires made the realities of the climate crisis increasingly stark. A preventative measure, the move would enable policymakers and affected populations to be more prepared for what are being described by experts as “silent killers.” Greece has experienced two bouts of extreme heat since June, both unusually prolonged and intense, with the second wave lasting almost three weeks.”
Study proposes new ways to estimate climate change impacts on agriculture
More from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: “Most scientists agree climate change has a profound impact on U.S. agricultural production. But estimates vary widely, making it hard to develop mitigation strategies. Two agricultural economists at the University of Illinois take a closer look at how choice of statistical methodology influences climate study results. They also propose a more accurate and place-specific approach to data analysis. “If you pay attention to forecasts of how the climate will affect U.S. agriculture, the results are completely different. Some scientists predict it’s going to have a positive impact for the nation in the long run, some report it’s going to have a negative impact,” says study co-author Sandy Dall’Erba, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and director of the Center for Climate, Regional, Environmental and Trade Economics (CREATE) at U of I.”
– D.J. Kayser