National Weather Forecast
On Saturday, a lingering boundary from the Gulf Coast to Florida will help produce some showers and thunderstorms. A system moving through the central US will also help produce some storms, with rain possible into the Great Lakes.
The heaviest rain through Sunday evening will be in the central United States, where rainfall amounts of 3”+ across western Kansas and portions of Missouri could lead to flash flooding.
Meanwhile, we are tracking Hurricane Larry out in the Atlantic. This storm will not be a threat to the United States but could bring some surf and rip current concerns to the Atlantic Seaboard next week. This system is expected to strengthen into a major Category 4 hurricane this weekend and could come close to Bermuda by late next week.
Preparing for when the climate crisis hits home
More from Marketplace: “It will be a long time before we learn the full extent of the damage from Hurricane Ida and the remnants of the storm that tore through large parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions Wednesday. At least 22 people were killed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Tornadoes touched down in Maryland and the Philadelphia suburbs. Meanwhile, thousands are still without power in Louisiana, days after the hurricane made landfall. One thing that is clear: Climate change is here. It will take a massive investment to help the United States better withstand and recover from its effects, and much of our housing stock just isn’t up to the task. Nearly a third of the nation’s homes are at high risk of natural disasters, according to CoreLogic. And low-income communities are especially vulnerable.”
BLM considers revisions to public land regulations for renewable energy
More from Renewable Energy World: “The Biden administration has started the process of revising public land regulations for renewable energy projects, a move that advocates say could cut costs for wind and solar project developers. The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input on proposed rulemaking related to renewable energy permitting and linear rights-of-way on public lands.”
Unknown waters ahead puzzle marine modellers
More from Climate News Network: “By the close of this century, the world’s mariners may be sailing over unknown waters. Up to 95% of the ocean surface climates that Charles Darwin voyaged in the Beagle in the 19th century, and that became part of the global battleground during the wars of the 20th century, will have vanished. And some − perhaps most − of these climates will be of a kind that have no precedent in human history, or prehistory. Quite how sharply those familiar waters will disappear depends on what happens to global greenhouse emissions. But at the rates at which humans have been burning fossil fuels so far, somewhere between 35% and almost all the sea surface conditions will have changed, and so will the marine ecosystems that depend upon those conditions.”
– D.J. Kayser