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Historic rain in Flagstaff
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“Early on the afternoon of July 18th, torrential rain fell over the San Francisco Peaks [Flagstaff, Arizona], including portions of the Schultz Fire scar (2010).

“This extreme rainfall led to significant flooding in the area. This was an extreme event with storm total rainfall of up to 5.91 measured by area rain gauges. Two hour rainfall amounts of 4.5” or greater were measured at three gauges, which correlate to a point precipitation frequency of 1000+ years (at least a “1000 year event”).”


“Bigger and more “explosive” wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year’s total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes.”


“North Texas smashed a 93-year-old daily heat record Thursday, with the mercury climbing to 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”


“Temperatures in much of thatregion have been near and past 100 for days.”


“At least 11 people, including children, drowned when an amphibious “duck boat” carrying 31 people capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 mph was measured around 7pm Thursday at Branson Airport. The winds were likely stronger over the lake, Linderberg said.”


“A majority of the rain splattered eastern Brookings County [Dakota], with the town of Aurora receiving 8.87 inches. That’s nearly three times the average for the month of July in a single day, said Mike Gillispie, NWS Hydrologist.”


“There are currently 113 wildfires burning around B.C., including 38 throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre and 48 throughout the Prince George Fire Centre.”


“Officials are closely monitoring water levels downstream of an Alaskan glacier, not far from Juneau, that could push the lake to a new record high in the coming days.”


“Numerous locations across northern Europe have witnessed their hottest temperatures over the past weeks. Record high temperatures have settled as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave is intensifying and triggering drought and wildfires across the region.”


“The heatwave that’s gripping northern Europe is sending power prices skyrocketing, threatening Nordic grain crops and forcing Sweden to seek help from Italy and France to help combat wildfires.”


“A water company has asked for permission to take more water from some of the Lake District’s most famous lakes, as the UK experiences its driest summer for decades.”


“In the first half of 2018 air temperature in Belarus was above the climate average… May was the warmest month in the history of meteorological observation in Belarus.”


“The scary skyline appeared in the city of Mogilev in eastern Belarus… “I felt a profound gloom, like I was witnessing the end of the world, and right in front of me was a giant tornado about to sweep me away…””


“Extreme heat can kill, as it did by the dozens in Pakistan in May. But as many of South Asia’s already-scorching cities get even hotter, scientists and economists are warning of a quieter, more far-reaching danger: Extreme heat is devastating the health and livelihoods of tens of millions more.”


“Twelve people are confirmed dead and another four are missing in the northwestern province of Gansu after a flash flood battered the area on Wednesday night.”


“A flash flood triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh killed two people and left another two missing in Vietnam’s central Thanh Hoa province early Friday, the provincial authorities said.”


“Philippines was on alert on Friday as tropical storm Ampil intensified, leading to fears of heavy rainfall, extensive flooding and landslides, according to the country’s meteorological agency.”


“Early in the month, more than 200 people died in [Japan’s] worst flood in decades, spurred by up to 70 inches of rain. Since then, dozens more have perished from an extended period of heat.”


“A dust storm in northern New South Wales is making already-tough farming conditions even worse for farmers. Trina Redgwell and her husband Pete live on an 80-hectare Red Angus stud farm on the outskirts of Tamworth. They woke this morning to find dust swirling around their property and most surfaces of their home covered with it.”


“The collapse of two threatened Antarctic ice shelves would raise global sea levels by an inch, warns new research. Recent, rapid warming in the Antarctic Peninsula is a threat to ice shelves in the region, with Larsen C and George VI believed to be at highest risk of collapse.”


Read yesterday’s ‘Climate’ thread here.

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