National Weather Forecast
A frontal boundary working eastward on Sunday will bring showers and thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Southern Plains. A continued stalled-out boundary along the Gulf Coast into Florida will also bring the chance of storms. A system moving from southern Canada into the Great Lakes could cause some rain later in the day.
The heaviest rain this Labor Day weekend (Saturday through Monday) will fall across portions of the Central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, where some areas could see over 3” fall.
21st-Century Storms Are Overwhelming 20th-Century Cities
More from WIRED: “IN JUST A few hours on Wednesday night, between 6 and 10 inches of rain fell on New York City—more than has fallen on San Jose, California, in the past year. Water rose in basement apartments and leaked through roofs. Rain streamed into subway stations and pooled on the tracks. The remains of Hurricane Ida, which had thrashed the Gulf Coast earlier in the week, brought floods to the Northeast. Across the region, the death toll reached 40 by Thursday evening. Subway delays and suspensions continue. The city’s infrastructure, you see, was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to withstand the sort of storm that comes every five to 10 years. Now brutal, record-breaking storms are an annual occurrence. What was left of Ida transformed the scene of everyday commutes into a disturbing reminder that climate change comes for us all. Wildfire thunderclouds in the West, blackouts in Texas, hurricanes in the South, torrential downpours in the East: “It’s all the stuff we said would happen 20 years ago,” says Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and the director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute. “It’s just a little crazy to see it all happening at once.””
‘Nowhere Is Perfectly Safe’: A Coastal Expert on What Comes After Ida
More from Gizmodo: “Hurricane Ida slammed into southeast Louisiana on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—and less than a year after two other hurricanes hit the region. The state is hardly alone. Climate change is putting more places at risk of being inundated. Sea level rise is causing more chronic flooding and hotter oceans are amping up storms, leading to higher surge. That raises increasingly pressing questions about the future of people living along the coast. Will low-lying areas remain habitable in the coming decades? Can climate-safe housing buy us time—or even allow us to live with more water? And how can we help the increasing numbers of people who are already moving away from the coast to do so with dignity?”
Ground-breaking work from SFU identifies new source for earthquakes and tsunamis in the Greater Tokyo Region
More from Simon Fraser University: “Researchers have discovered geologic evidence that unusually large earthquakes and tsunamis from the Tokyo region—located near tectonic plate boundaries that are recognized as a seismic hazard source—may be traceable to a previously unconsidered plate boundary. The team, headed by Simon Fraser University Earth scientist Jessica Pilarczyk, has published its research today in Nature Geoscience. The team’s ground-breaking discovery represents a new and unconsidered seismic risk for Japan with implications for countries lining the Pacific Rim, including Canada. Pilarczyk points to low-lying areas like Delta, Richmond and Port Alberni as potentially vulnerable to tsunamis originating from this region.”
– D.J. Kayser