“Tropical Storm Imelda weakened to a tropical depression but could still shower the Houston area with the most rainfall it has seen from one storm since Hurricane Harvey as early as Wednesday, raising prospects of heavy flooding…
“Imelda formed over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday afternoon and made landfall near Freeport, the National Hurricane Center said.
“The storm was dumping rain over southeastern Texas and is expected to keep doing so for a couple of days as it moves inland.
“”Many of the forecast models are suggesting 6 to 10 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts across the region,” CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said. “If the forecast holds, the amount of rain to fall would be the highest storm total rainfall since Hurricane Harvey in 2017.””
“Hurricane Humberto continues to strengthen and has become a major hurricane as it moves away from the United States toward Bermuda.
“With maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 115 mph — and gusts up to 125 mph — Tuesday evening, the large Category 3 storm is forecast to pass dangerously close Wednesday night to Bermuda.”
“Farmers in South Dakota, many still recovering from historic spring flooding, were hit with another record-shattering flood this week.
“Although it is too soon to determine the full extent of damage, the flooding could prevent farmers from harvesting thousands of acres of corn, soy and other crops. It also has destroyed miles of county roads and bridges and threatens livestock across the region.”
“Longstanding weather records wilted in Monday’s heat. Environment Canada confirmed 13 communities broke their all time daily-heat records in Saskatchewan, including both Melfort and Prince Albert, which saw previous benchmarks eliminated by two degrees.”
“Kivalina and a few other native coastal Alaskan villages face the impact of the warming Arctic, which has resulted in the loss of sea ice that buffers the island’s shorelines from storm surges and coastal erosion.
“The residents of Kivalina hope they can stay on their ancestral lands and preserve their culture, rather than dispersing due to their island being swallowed by the rising waters of the ocean.”
“Far from being barren places, glaciers represent more than 10% of our landmass and are teeming with biodiversity.
“They are spawning and breeding places not just for the familiar species like whales, arctic hares and foxes, polar bears, seals and muskoxen but also for bacteria, fungi and algae that have a vital role in the planet’s biodiversity.”
“The Arctic had never been hotter in recorded history. Ice was gone from the Bering Sea months early, and on the tundra I knew so well from years on a dogsled, the uncanny warmth also left its mark. Here, a lake gone, drained in a matter of days after the permafrost holding one bank loosened under the sun.
“There, spruces leaning in ashy gray clusters, killed as their roots pulled free of soil that had lost its lining of ice.”
“A strong storm in northern Germany forced rail operator Deutsche Bahn to cancel many trains in the region.
“Instead of being able to travel to their destination, passengers found themselves stuck sleeping on extra trains.”
“Spanish police say they have found the body of a missing Dutchman, raising the death toll in last week’s storms and flooding in southeastern Spain to seven.
“The Civil Guard in the southeastern province of Alicante said the body was found Tuesday in a canal after he was swept away in the floods.”
“Nalgonda district in Telangana [India] has broken its 119 years rain record with registering 200.8mm [around 8 inches] of rainfall in six hours.
“This is the first time in the last 119 years to record the rainfall in the brief span of time.”
“A typhoon, formed in waters 630 kilometers southeast of Japan, is moving northwest and could strike the Korean Peninsula. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday Typhoon Peipah is moving at 36 kilometers per hour…
“The KMA expects Peipah to strengthen over the next 24 hours as it passes through “warm” waters of 28 degrees Celsius and higher.”
“A before-and-after video captured in New South Wales, Australia, shows the devastating impacts of a prolonged drought that has gripped the region in recent years.”
“Farmers struggling to cope with the drought are desperate for rain, but in northern New South Wales they have instead been hit by a severe hailstorm, which has wiped out a number of crops.”
“Victorians have been told to brace for a horror fire season with the state government warning this summer could be as bad as last year, which saw record temperatures.
“Ferocious fires have already raged in unexpected areas of Queensland and New South Wales, prompting early planning for Victoria’s fire season.”
“New research suggests that the greenhouse gases we’re putting into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels will heat the planet more quickly than we assumed.
“By 2100 mean temperatures could rise 6.5 to 7.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if carbon emissions continue unabated, according to two separate models from leading research centers in France.”
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