From 74 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday to -5 two days later. Brrr.
The image here shows two photos of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The black and white image is from 1917, and the open green field is from 2005. I found those photos in this YouTube video after viewing a short video about how warm it is in the Arctic Circle this year, where glaciers are melting during the winter instead of forming new ice.
For more information, the USGS has this page which shows many more examples of disappearing glaciers in Alaska.
October 29, 2019: We already have a few inches of snow on the ground, and reports call for another five inches today, with temps in the teens.
Had my first nightmare in many years, and woke up crying. I had just been told that one of my favorite people on Earth had died, and I was being told over the phone how it happened.
The short story is that there had been a bad storm, and trees and power lines were down. Two friends were driving on Bardstown Road, and they were side-swiped by a yellow car that presumably kept going (as a hit-and-run). Nobody was hurt at that point, but the two people got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage to their car, and that’s when the death occurred.
I don’t know how it happened, because in my dream I was starting to lose the phone connection, but I assume they were hit after they got out of the vehicle.
August 13, 2019 Colorado weather forecast: Thunderstorms, rain, and egg-sized hail.
Meanwhile, in Fairbanks, Alaska ... the ArcticCam shows snow on the roads. Temps are 24/30, freezing rain is likely.
As the tweet shows, they finally have sub-zero weather in Anchorage, Alaska, after 394 days of above-zero weather.
This map shows the ground temperatures in the United States on September 30, 2104. The temperatures range from 113 degrees F (yellow) to “freezing,” which is shown in white.
It was a dark and stormy night ... well, windy, anyway.
It felt like we might have a tornado in Virginia Beach today, with that familiar and unusual low-pressure feeling. At one point it even looked like the ocean water was being pulled up into the sky.