National Weather Forecast
On Monday, some lake effect snow will continue to impact areas downwind of Lake Erie and Ontario, but snow won’t nearly be as heavy as it was recently. This is partly due to a system passing through southern Canada which will bring parts of New England some snow into Monday Night. Showers can be expected in areas along and near the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, a system moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring rain and snow chances.
From Sunday through Tuesday some heavy snow (maybe a foot or more) will still be possible near Lake Ontario. The heaviest rain through this time period will be in portions of Florida where 1-2” will be expected.
As we look toward Thanksgiving, showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the Southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley, some rain/snow showers are possible in the Great Lakes, and some rain will be possible in the Pacific Northwest. Quiet weather can be expected for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City with morning temperatures in the 30s and 40s with winds out of the northwest around 5 mph.
Thanksgiving Travel Ticks Up, Just Shy of Pre-Pandemic Levels
More from AAA: “AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. That’s a 1.5% increase over 2021 and 98% of pre-pandemic volumes. This year is projected to be the third busiest for Thanksgiving travel since AAA started tracking in 2000. … Most travelers will drive to their destinations, much like last year. Nearly 49 million people are expected to travel by car. While Thanksgiving road trips have slightly risen – up 0.4% from 2021 – car travel remains 2.5% below 2019 levels. Air travel is up nearly 8% over 2021, with 4.5 million Americans flying to their Thanksgiving destinations this year. That’s an increase of more than 330,000 travelers and nearly 99% of the 2019 volume.”
Microsoft, Meta and others face rising drought risk to their data centers
More from CNBC: “Drought conditions are worsening in the U.S., and that is having an outsized impact on the real estate that houses the internet. Data centers generate massive amounts of heat through their servers because of the enormous amount of power they use. Water is the cheapest and most common method used to cool the centers. In just one day, the average data center could use 300,000 gallons of water to cool itself — the same water consumption as 100,000 homes, according to researchers at Virginia Tech who also estimated that one in five data centers draws water from stressed watersheds mostly in the west.”
Ukraine’s Hope for a Green Future Burns Bright Amid Environmental Devastation
More from CNET: “Next door in the Australian pavilion, chipper baristas serve the best flat whites in town, while across the way at the Brazil booth, splashes of yellow, blue and green mingle hypnotically across digital displays. But at Ukraine’s pavilion, all is dark and somber. This is the first year that Ukraine has had its own country pavilion at the UN’s climate summit, COP27, which is taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this week. The space functions as a visual metaphor for the current state of the country, with gray slanting walls, a tree trunk studded with bullets, and a tall cylindrical space featuring samples of damaged soil from all over Ukraine — a tomb for the country’s lost and damaged biodiversity.”
– D.J. Kayser