Heat Wave Hysteria? The Truth Shall Set You Free

Reposted from WeatherFacts By Chris Martz | July 20, 2019 Follow @ChrisMartzWX We’ve made it to mid-July and we are just now having our first major heat wave of the season here in the United States. A massive ridge of high pressure has built in over the southeast, which is dominating weather conditions almost everywhere…

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How Cold Air Caused a Heatwave

Guest Post from Jim Steele From What’s Natural? Column published in Pacifica Tribune June 26, 2019 I was recently asked if the record June 2019 heat in the San Francisco Bay Area validated CO2 driven climate models. Surprisingly climate scientists have now demonstrated the heat wave was largely due to an intrusion of record cold…

Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away

When thunderstorms brew over the tropics, California heat wave soon to follow University of California – Davis When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative…

Hottest 4th of July Records

From: WeatherNation It’s that wonderful time of year, where we all look forward to celebrating our country’s birthday while sweating over a barbeque while the sun beats on our shoulders. Ahhhhh, July 4th. For most of the United States, it’s almost a guarantee that hot, summer-like temperatures will accompany the 4th of July. Always an…

California's drought tolerant landscaping may make heat waves worse

From USC and the evapotranspiration cools locally department: Hidden, local climate impacts of drought-friendly vegetation New research by USC Viterbi researchers explores the climate impact of drought vegetation efforts To address the recent drought in California, policymakers have created incentives for homeowners to replace existing lawns with drought tolerant vegetation. However, new research from George…

Study: Ocean temps predict US heat waves 50 days out

Pacific pattern often forms in advance of hot days in eastern US From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER — The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern…