National Weather Forecast

On Monday we’ll be tracking rain and snow across the western United States, with some of the snow at higher elevations heavily falling. Some of that will start to work into the Plains Monday Night. Otherwise, some storms will be possible in eastern Texas, some snow will fall in northern Minnesota, and some rain and snow will be possible along the Appalachians into New England.

Heavy snow will continue to fall in the mountains of the western United States, with at least a foot possible through Tuesday evening. As a system works out into the central U.S. on Tuesday a stripe of at least 3” of snow will impact areas of the Upper Midwest. An inch or two of rain will be possible in areas east of the Mississippi River.


Using satellites for faster flood information

More from the University of Queensland: “Researchers at The University of Queensland have used satellites with radar imaging sensors to see through clouds and map flooding and say the technique could provide faster, more detailed information to keep communities safe. Professor Noam Levin from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the project combined images from optical satellites with information from imaging radar satellites. … During Brisbane’s February 2022 floods, researchers combined satellite day-time pictures showing the extent of the flood with imaging radar and optical night-time data of the lights associated with human activity.

How to clean up the dirty ports that handle our Black Friday junk

More from Canary Media: “The deluge of discounted TVs, air fryers, yoga pants and mattresses on offer during the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush all likely passed through a port on their way from the factory to stores and warehouses. Maritime hubs are gateways to our global consumer economy, handling billions of tons of cargo every year. They’re also crucial links in the growing global effort to clean up cargo shipping. As the maritime sector works to curb its planet-warming emissions, ports are expected to play a pivotal role — both by storing low- and zero-emission fuels for ships and by building infrastructure to service next-generation vessels. Today, however, that work is only just beginning. A new project by the Ports for People campaign scrutinizes the world’s top container ports to see where they’re making progress on decarbonization and — more often than not — where they’re falling short.

France’s first offshore wind farm is now fully online

More from electrek: “France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the 480 megawatt (MW) Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm, is now fully up and running.Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, developed and owns the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. … France’s first wind farm, which is off the southwestern coast of France, will produce the equivalent of 20% of the department of Loire-Atlantique’s annual electricity consumption. It will supply the equivalent of enough electricity for 700,000 people annually.


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