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HEAT Waves 2018

Finally, it looks like our turn!

Unread postby jawagord » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 18:49:38

It looks like we just might get to join the party this year. Forecast is for Calgary to break its high temperature record of 36.1 C set in 1919, maybe, possibly, if it's not too smokey from those BC forest fires. That's right a 99 year record, never mind why it was so hot a century ago or why it's taken global warming almost a 100 years to show up, we are going to party like its 1919 this weekend if the record goes (ps no deaths due to heat are expected we are not Montreal).

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Re: Finally, it looks like our turn!

Unread postby Tanada » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 22:05:04

jawagord wrote:It looks like we just might get to join the party this year. Forecast is for Calgary to break its high temperature record of 36.1 C set in 1919, maybe, possibly, if it's not too smokey from those BC forest fires. That's right a 99 year record, never mind why it was so hot a century ago or why it's taken global warming almost a 100 years to show up, we are going to party like its 1919 this weekend if the record goes (ps no deaths due to heat are expected we are not Montreal).


That is indeed hot weather, but if the forecast you linked to is accurate in the details you will have a nice steady breeze which can make a heck of a difference in personal suffering. It also appears your humidity is quite low, which is a real blessing on those hot record setting days. Looking at the monthly function July was pretty mild and most of August is predicted to be the same outside of this heat wave so a little caution now and folks can enjoy the return to cooler temps in a week or so down the calendar.

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby jawagord » Fri 10 Aug 2018, 21:30:50

We did it 36.5 C today a new all time record high for Calgary, 0.4 degrees C hotter than it was in 1919 (and 1933). Let the panic begin!
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Sat 11 Aug 2018, 03:45:49

https://globalnews.ca/news/4380329/nort ... red-cross/

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August 10, 2018 7:12 am Updated: August 10, 2018 7:14 am
North Korea heat wave ‘potentially catastrophic’ as crops fail in heat: Red Cross

A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects,” the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday.....
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Is North Korea the first nuclear H power to face catastrophic famine and maybe put the bomb on the table to get food?

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:11:44

Germany /Münster attempts fish rescue after heat wave lake deaths
Münster authorities have been pumping millions of liters of oxygenated water into the Aasee lake in an effort to save its fish population. Tons of fish have died after a recent heat wave led to a drop in oxygen levels.

'Heart attack'

The problem was compounded by the sudden rise in fish carcasses, which take up oxygen as they decay.

"The Aasee lake as an ecosystem has suffered a heart attack. We're now doing everything we can to help it recover," said Münster city spokesman Joachim Schiek.

Schiek confirmed that the majority of the fish in the lake had suffocated to death in the heated water.

The water injection is expected to last until Monday.


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Yeah what will you eat after the heat?

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https://winnipegsun.com/news/local-news ... -heat-wave

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatch ... -1.4782580

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby vox_mundi » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 20:07:30

Halfway to Boiling: The City at 50C

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality

Imagine acity at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. Nobody with a choice ventures outside during daylight hours. Only at night do the denizens emerge, HG Wells-style, into the streets – though, in temperatures that high, even darkness no longer provides relief. Uncooled air is treated like effluent: to be flushed as quickly as possible.

School playgrounds are silent as pupils shelter inside. In the hottest hours of the day, working outdoors is banned. The only people in sight are those who do not have access to air conditioning, who have no escape from the blanket of heat: the poor, the homeless, undocumented labourers. Society is divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots.

Those without the option of sheltering indoors can rely only on shade, or perhaps a water-soaked sheet hung in front of a fan. Construction workers, motor-rickshaw drivers and street hawkers cover up head to toe to stay cool. The wealthy, meanwhile, go from one climate-conditioned environment to another: homes, cars, offices, gymnasiums, malls.

Asphalt heats up 10-20C higher than the air. You really could fry an egg on the pavement. A dog’s paws would blister on a short walk, so pets are kept behind closed doors. There are fewer animals overall; many species of mammals and birds have migrated to cooler environments, perhaps at a higher altitude – or perished. Reptiles, unable to regulate their body temperatures or dramatically expand their range, are worst placed to adapt. Even insects suffer.

At 50C – halfway to water’s boiling point and more than 10C above a healthy body temperature – heat becomes toxic. Human cells start to cook, blood thickens, muscles lock around the lungs and the brain is choked of oxygen. In dry conditions, sweat – the body’s in-built cooling system – can lessen the impact. But this protection weakens if there is already moisture in the air.

Not long ago, 50C was considered an anomaly, but it is increasingly widespread. Now, several cities in the Gulf are getting increasingly accustomed to such heat. Basra – population 2.1 million – registered 53.9C two years ago. Kuwait City and Doha have experienced 50C or more in the past decade. At Quriyat, on the coast of Oman, overnight temperatures earlier this summer remained above 42.6C, which is believed to be the highest “low” temperature ever recorded in the world.
... “We must hope that we don’t see 50C. That would be uncharted territory. Infrastructure would be crippled and ecosystem services would start to break down, with long-term consequences.”

Even under the most optimistic predictions for emissions reductions, experts say almost half the world’s population will be exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days a year by 2100.

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby GHung » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:21:17

I foresee billions of PV panels, strategically located to provide shade and dedicated to cooling stuff. Cities already create their own heat domes. That will get worse as humans struggle to move heat from inside to outside. But that heat has to go somewhere.....
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Mon 20 Aug 2018, 02:14:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYRV4On8vI8

WAKE UP Human Mankind before its all over ....

And the world we all loved is gone ....

ACTION IS NEEDED!

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Somewhere over the Rainbow

TIME FOR A REVOLUTION

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Dont be the slave of the system killing you:

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 21 Aug 2018, 01:08:09

STOP BURNING FOSSIL FUELS

"GET YOUR ASS TO ACTION!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYU-f0OT3Nw

Is It Too Late To Unf**k The Climate?

Maybe
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby vox_mundi » Thu 23 Aug 2018, 10:40:11

Drought Reveals Ancient 'Hunger Stones' in European River

Due to this summer's drought in Central Europe, boulders known as "hunger stones" are reappearing in the Elbe River.

The low water levels in the river that begins in the Czech Republic then crosses Germany into the North Sea has exposed stones on the river bed whose appearances in history used to warn people that hard times were coming.

Over a dozen of the hunger stones, chosen to record low water levels, can now be seen in and near the northern Czech town of Decin near the German border.

The oldest water mark visible dates to 1616. That stone, is considered the oldest hydrological landmark in Central Europe, bears a chiseled inscription in German that says:
... "When you see me, cry"

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The water level is now 8 feet below this stone.


New “Drought Atlas” Tracks Europe’s Extreme Weather Through History

... 1540

The drought that hit central and Eastern Europe in the 1500s has been described as a “worst case” by modern scientists, and the seeds of the dry times recorded in the tree rings may have been planted the year before. Chroniclers in northern Italy wrote that the 1539-40 winter was rain-free and “like in July.” People in Spain had begun praying for rain as early as October 1539. Heat continued through much of 1540, and even when the rains came, they don’t seem to have helped much.

Large rivers, such as the Rhine and the Seine, dried enough that people could easily wade across them in places. Brooks and wells went completely dry. Without water, cattle and other animals died, and mills could not grind grain. The earth dried out, and vegetation suffered from drought stress. Pierre de Teysseulh, a church official in Limoges, France, wrote that “the grapes were like roasted and the leaves of the vines had fallen to the ground like after a severe frost.” But the extreme heat may have been good for at least one vineyard in Germany, Würzburger Stein, which produced a vintage so fine that year that its reputation is still known today.

1616

Less than a hundred years after the 1540 drought, the same region dried out again. Rivers again receded, and people marked the low levels in the Elbe River with “hunger stones” that can sometimes be seen when similar warm, dry conditions occur. The dry times, according to the tree rings, struck across much of central Europe, Germany and Switzerland.

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Sat 01 Sep 2018, 08:50:24

No relief for farmers as BoM predicts spring heatwave
The country has just faced its 12th driest winter on record and the bureau says there is no change in sight

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... g-heatwave

“It may be that we’re getting into late spring or even summer before we start to see some better rains in those areas.”

The BoM said the drier and warmer conditions through winter had occurred without the presence of an El Niño but there was double the normal risk of an El Niño forming in spring, which usually intensifies hot and dry weather.
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Yep no rain no water just pain...

Have fun driving your SUV in a MAD MAX GW Scenario

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 03 Sep 2018, 20:38:05

Stefan Rahmstorf on Twitter: "A phenomenal heat record: so hot were the past five months in Germany! The old record from 2003 was beaten by a full 1.6 °C! Scale on the left shows the temperature deviation from the first 30 years of the record, the color curve the data smoothed over 11 years.”
https://mobile.twitter.com/rahmstorf/st ... 8930247680


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“Here is the same analysis for all of Europe, thanks to Etienne Kapikian @EKMeteo
Anyone interested in global mean temperature, for all 12 months of each year: I post a graph of that almost every month around the 15th when the @NASAGISS data come out.”

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 05 Sep 2018, 14:10:35

When will this hellish heat wave finally end in New Jersey?

Been like this on/off all summer....when it's not raining cat's and dog's, cat's and dog's doesn't really fit these days....more like elephants and rhinos. The heat's been brutal, keeps folks indoors.

https://www.nj.com/weather/index.ssf/20 ... _long.html
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby Plantagenet » Wed 05 Sep 2018, 15:12:20

dohboi wrote:When will this hellish heat wave finally end .... ?



Oh...about a thousand years from now when the excess CO2 is finally removed from the atmosphere.

For the near term future expect more heat waves and longer heat waves and more intense heat waves in the summers.

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 05 Sep 2018, 15:34:27

From the linked article:

That would be nowhere near Newark’s longest heat wave of 20 straight days, recorded from July 29 through Aug. 17 in 1988, said Carlie Buccola, a meteorologist at the weather service’s office in Upton, N.Y., which oversees five counties in northern New Jersey.

Newark’s last seven-day heat wave occurred two summers ago, from Aug. 10 to Aug 16, 2016. One month earlier, Newark had an eight-day heat wave, from July 21 to July 28, 2016. That year turned out to be New Jersey’s fourth hottest summer on record.
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby vox_mundi » Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11:06:36

Heat-Related Deaths Likely to Increase Significantly as Global Temperatures Rise, Warn Researchers

Led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), this is the first study that evaluates global temperature-related health impacts under scenarios consistent with the Agreement. The researchers assessed the mortality impacts projected for a range of temperature increases, either compatible with the thresholds set in Paris (1.5°C and 2°C) or higher (3°C and 4°C). These projections took into account how an increase in heat-related deaths might be offset against a decrease in deaths due to cold, as global temperatures rise.

The results indicated dramatic increases of heat-related deaths under extreme warming (3°C and 4°C) compared to the mildest threshold (1.5°C), with additional excess mortality ranging from +0.73 per cent to +8.86 per cent across all regions. The net difference remained positive and high in most of the areas, even when potential decreases in cold-related deaths were considered.

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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby jawagord » Fri 14 Sep 2018, 08:12:08

jawagord wrote:We did it 36.5 C today a new all time record high for Calgary, 0.4 degrees C hotter than it was in 1919 (and 1933). Let the panic begin!

Crisis averted we have snow on the ground this morning.
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 20 Sep 2018, 11:11:21

SA Heatwave: 12 new temperature records have been set as mercury soars
Eastern parts of South Africa are currently experiencing a heatwave. Existing temperature records are tumbling left, right and centre.
Tom Head by Tom Head 2018-09-19
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/sa-heat ... mber-2018/
SA Heatwave – South African temperature records broken for September:
Gauteng
Johannesburg – 32.9C: Previous record for September – 32.6C, 1985.
Pretoria – 33.8C: Previous record for September: 33.5C, 1975.

North West
Klerksdorp – 34.8C: Previous record for September – 34.5C, 1993.
Mahikeng – 35.7C: Previous record for September – 35.6C, 1984.
Potchefstroom – 35.2C: Previous record for September – 35C, 1984.

Limpopo
Hoedspruit – 40.9C: Previous record for September – 40.6C, 1993.
Mukumbai – 39.6C: Previous record for September – 38.5C, 1986.
Thohoyandou – 40C: Previous record for September – 39.8C, 1982.
Tzaneen – 39.7C: Previous record for September – 38.9C, 2007.

Mpumalanga
Carolina – 32.4C: Previous record for September – 31.9C, 1987.
Machadodorp – 32.7C: Previous record for September: 32.3C, 2008.

KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid – 36.3C: Previous record for September – 35.5C, 1992.
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Crushing old records its easy @>400ppm CO2 and >1900 ppb CH4
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 20 Sep 2018, 11:24:28

Thanks for keeping us updated on these, MBS!
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Re: HEAT Waves 2018

Unread postby M_B_S » Sun 30 Sep 2018, 16:00:33

Arctic heatwave could result in summer-like warmth for Alaska
By Michael-Ross Fiorentino • last updated: 29/09/2018

Friday, September 28, was another record-breaking temperature day in Anchorage, Alaska, where it hit a record 16°C in the city. Other Alaskan towns of Bethel and King Salmon also saw record high temperatures Friday according to the National Weather Service Anchorage...
https://www.euronews.com/2018/09/29/arc ... -in-alaska
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Next HEAT record in 2018 Alaska USA
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