“Utqiagvik, Alaska, set an all-time June record high Thursday, continuing what has been the warmest year-to-date in America’s northernmost town.
“Formerly known as Barrow, Utqiagvik’s high soared to 73 degrees Thursday, topping the town’s previous June record of 72 degrees set on June 18, 1996, according to Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska region.”
“Anchorage saw a record high temperature on Sunday hitting 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
“The previous record for June 23 was 75 degrees in 1974…
“Warm temperatures and dry conditions are expected to continue through the week with highs near 70 degrees at the beginning of the week and in the mid to upper 70s toward Thursday and Friday.”
“The country’s top military commander says Canada’s Armed Forces are being pushed to the limit responding to an increasing number of climate-related events such as floods and fires…
“Just this spring more soldiers were deployed to assist states of emergencies — during floods in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick as well as wildfires in Alberta — than were deployed overseas.”
“After days of deadly severe thunderstorms brought widespread damage across the southeastern and central United States, the threat for flooding and violent thunderstorms will continue across the south-central part of the nation on Monday…
“One woman was found dead amid flooding in eastern Oklahoma before dawn. A flash flood emergency was declared for southern Newton and northern McDonald counties in southwestern Missouri later in the morning.”
“It’s been a wet year in Kansas City — the wettest on record to be exact. As of Sunday morning, 31.89 inches of precipitation had fallen at Kansas City International Airport since the start of the year.
“That ranks 2019 as the wettest start of the year in the city’s history. And with more rain expected Sunday evening, that lead will only be extended, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.”
“Mike Zuzolo, the president of Global Commodity Analytics and Consulting, said: “This planting-delay issue, because of what states it has affected, will make the planted acreage report … historically important for market direction.”
“…Farmers’ planting woes pushed corn prices at the Chicago board of trade to five-year highs…”
“The Mississippi River is expected to rise to just slightly below major flood level over the next few days before reconvening its slow descent…
“The river only recently dropped below major flood stage last week and while it isn’t expected to reach major flood stage again, the river’s expected descent to moderate flood stage has been extended until at least July 1.”
“Miami baked under the searing South Florida sun long enough to break temperature records on Sunday, hitting 95 degrees and surpassing the old record of 94°F set in 1996.”
“More record high temperatures were set in Hawaii the past week as summer officially began, continuing two months of hot weather in the islands…
“So far this month, a total of 20 temperatures have matched or broken previous records.”
“Temperatures [in Vietnam] yesterday peaked at 39 degrees Celsius in the north and 41 degrees Celsius the central region, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
“The harsh summer heat is forecast to remain in the central region today, with average temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius and peaking at 41 in localities from Thanh Hóa to Thừa Thiên-Huế.”
“Several Indonesian regional authorities have been reminded to intensify monitoring for possible forest fires and drought, a report on Saturday (Jun 22) by the Antara news agency said.
“The caution comes as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMK) forecasts that this year’s dry season could be worse than the previous year.”
“The IMD said the country [India], as a whole, received 70.9 mm rainfall so far this monsoon season, whereas the long period average is 114.2 mm. This leaves a shortfall of 38%.
“The rain deficit has depleted reservoirs, besides delaying sowing of summer foodgrain crops. Parts of central and peninsular India are staring at a drought for the second successive year.”
“Heavy rains and driving winds forced the evacuation of a Cape Town building and left several suburbs without power.
“City council disaster officials and firefighters evacuated as many as 1,000 people from a building in Kruskal Avenue in Bellville after it was damaged by the storm.”
“Air pollution of toxic substances (namely nitrogen dioxide) in the central part of Kyiv [Ukraine] is six times higher than the allowable rate…
“Starting from June 10, there was a gradual accumulation of pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide NO2 and formaldehyde…
“On June 11, in Kyiv, weather forecasters recorded the warmest night since 1881 – the heat did not drop below +20.2 degrees. Last week, weather forecasters warned about excessive fire risks of 4 and 5 levels.”
“An ‘unprecedented’ heatwave is set to hit Europe with forecasters warning that temperatures could soar over 40 degrees Celsius next week… a French meteorologist has said that the nation will see a heatwave that is ‘unprecedented’ for the month of June.
“Heat records will likely be broken in the coming days and the British Met Office has said that there is also fear of ‘violent storms’ with the sudden rise in temperatures leading to unstable weather.”
“Around the world, record temperatures have become more and more frequent in recent years. This month, Delhi reported its highest ever temperature of 48°C while Churu in Rajasthan crossed 50°C. Last week, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirmed two very recent readings as being among the hottest on record globally — 53.9°C in Mitribah, Kuwait (2016) and 53.7°C in Turbat, Pakistan (2017). India’s highest ever, too, came as recently as May 19, 2016 — 51°C in Phalodi, Rajasthan.
“A new study has projected that the record-setting trend will continue for at least the next 20 years, and for longer unless measures are taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”