Dorian’s reached hurricane status & intensification is inevitable. Folks from FL Keys to southern SC coast should prepare. Here’s a page of Hurricane Safety & Preparedness info I hope you’ll find helpful. #hurricane #dorian #hurricanedorian #prwx #flwx #gawx #scwx #hurricaneprep

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season began with the arrival of June…but with the late summer and autumn months comes the peak of activity. This is a list of tropical cyclone safety and preparedness links that I hope you’ll find helpful and spearhead your preparedness plan.

Important climate read. “@IPCC_CH land report showed we’re entering an era of damage control.” @skepticscience #climate #climatechange #IPCC

The IPCC has published a new report on climate and land. The report includes chapters on land-climate interactions (land use changes are accelerating global warming, which is causing more extreme weather), desertification (deserts are expanding), land degradation (declining quality of soil, for example), and food security. The latter is a particularly critical topic, given our dependence on food and water supplies for survival.

“’100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps.” (Journal reference to original study included in article.) @ScienceDaily #climate #flooding

Researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.
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Exceptionally unusual for this far north! “Lightning struck near the North Pole, as rapid Arctic warming continues.” via @capitalweather #climate #arctic

Lightning strikes detected within 200 to 300 miles of the North Pole constitute a rare, though probably not unprecedented, event.