National Weather Forecast
On Monday, a slow-moving/stalled boundary from the Southern Plains to the Southeast will produce showers and storms. An area of low pressure in New England will produce showers and storms before moving off to the east during the day. We are also watching monsoonal showers and storms across the western United States which could cause flooding.
The heaviest rain through Tuesday will fall across portions of the Southeastern United States as that frontal boundary stalls out and areas of low pressure continue to move along it. We will also see some heavy rain in the Four Corners region due to monsoonal moisture.
Korey Stringer’s death, 20 years later: The lasting impact and how the NFL changed
More from ESPN: “Twenty summers ago, a healthy NFL star died after practice on a scorching day at the Minnesota Vikings’ training camp. The words still sting and baffle in equal measure. Korey Stringer’s sudden death at age 27 was not from a heart attack, a broken neck or an undetected genetic malady. The offensive tackle succumbed to complications from exertional heatstroke, an avoidable and easily treated condition that sports medicine largely ignored at the time. The 20th anniversary of Stringer’s death on Aug. 1, 2001, will bring a new round of pain to his family and friends. They will take comfort, however, in knowing that their tragedy changed the world. Almost immediately, football programs at all levels began reevaluating outdated notions of heat conditioning, hydration and the psychology of pushing through physical distress. “It gave them permission to use common sense,” his widow, Kelci Stringer, said this summer.”
Utilities are struggling to keep the lights on as fires, drought plague California
More from CNBC: “The electric grid in the West is being tested like never before amid extreme-weather events, including raging wildfires and severe droughts fueled by climate change. Utility companies are struggling to respond. Californians have had power cut preemptively when the risk of fire is high, while rolling blackouts have been implemented when supply is stretched thin. There’s also the danger that aging and poorly maintained infrastructure poses. PG&E filed for bankruptcy after the company’s equipment sparked several wildfires in the past few years, including the 2018 Camp Fire blaze that killed more than 80 people and razed the town of Paradise, California.”
The oldest tree in eastern US survived millennia – but rising seas could kill it
More from The Guardian: “A wizened eastern bald cypress dwells in an expanse of North Carolina’s wetlands. It lives among a cluster of eastern bald cypress trees in the state’s Black River, some with origins dating back a millennium. But this singular tree has witnessed more than its comrades; a 2019 study found it’s been alive since at least 605BCE. It’s the oldest-known living tree in eastern North America and the fifth-oldest living non-clonal tree species in the world. If these ancient trees could talk, they might wail a warning – a message about the coalescing threats to their continued survival. What we can learn from a 2,624-year-old bald cypress may help piece together how humanity can best mitigate and adapt to the unprecedented impacts of the climate crisis.”
– D.J. Kayser