“One week after summer’s end, a “winter” storm began blasting parts of the West with up to 3 feet of snow, smashing records with low temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions forecast into Monday.
“Snow was piling up across parts of California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The National Weather Service, calling the storm “historic,” said temperatures in some areas would drop as much as 30 degrees below normal…
“”An unprecedented winter storm (is) throwing our state a surprise in September,” said Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who declared a winter storm emergency in his state.”
“Weird weather struck Davis, California, over the weekend.
“The area experienced a tornado touchdown, pounding hail and record low morning temperatures.
“The tornado caused a bit of excitement, but apparently no damage.”
“Record heat for the Eastern US where temperatures are running up to 25° above average for this time of year.”
“The U.S. weather map looks a little like Batman nemesis Two-Face as September comes to an end. Two-Face is blisteringly scarred on one side and cool and chill on the other.”
“Some of Alaska’s salmon fisheries are in jeopardy according to researchers who are looking at this summer’s record warm water temperatures.
“According to Cook Inlet Keeper Science Director Sue Mauger, early July temperatures on the Deshka river were actually higher than what climate models have predicted through the year 2069 — 80.4°F compared to the projection of about 79°F.”
“Hurricane Lorenzo strengthened into a Category 5 storm overnight before weakening into a Category 3 as it churned in the central Atlantic on Sunday evening.
“Lorenzo is the strongest hurricane recorded so far north and east in the Atlantic basin, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday night when the storm reached Category 5.”
“Flooding across England and Wales has hit transport networks and forced a number of events to be cancelled.
“More rain is expected on Monday and Tuesday, with yellow weather warnings issued for parts of western England and Wales.”
“When the Triftbach suddenly burst its banks one day last summer, it did not cause loss of life, but it damaged housing and infrastructure.
“The start of it was the sudden outflow of an underground lake that had formed under a glacier above the tourist town in canton Valais, which the mayor of Zermatt, Romy Biner-Hauser, later called “an unforeseeable freak of nature”.”
“The Northern Cape’s economy [South Africa] has been crippled by the ongoing drought in the region, says Agri Northern Cape’s second-in-command.
“Agri Northern Cape says the ongoing drought in the province has severely affected the community and local economy. It’s estimated that the drought has led to more than 62,000 job losses within various parts of the agricultural production chain.”
“Extreme weather hit parts of southern Africa in the past 24 hours with heavy rain and flash floods in areas of South Africa, and snow in Lesotho.
“Watch the incredible video below, filmed by Dana du Plessis, which shows the Keisies River in Montagu, Western Cape, as it starts to flow again!”
“The death toll from torrential rains in northern India has risen to 120, with more than 50 deaths reported in the past 24 hours alone, officials say. Monsoon rains, accompanied by storms and lightning, hit large parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states since Thursday.
“The incessant downpour felled trees and electricity poles, and brought down roofs and temporary structures.”
“Rainfall in 12 cities, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, in Maharashtra has surpassed their annual rainfall quota within four months of the monsoon.
“As the season comes to a close on Monday, eight of these cities have recorded 50 per cent or more rainfall than what they receive during the entire year.”
“Torrential rainfall has affected many states this year. The sequence of record rainfall and flooding is the sign of a changing pattern and will be the new normal, the Yale scientists said. This is because of the increasing frequency of extreme weather conditions.
“A senior weather official with the Indian Meteorological Department in Hyderabad explained, “The rain which earlier fell in a full day is now being seen in two hours…””
“Financial markets and offices in Taipei will be closed on Monday as Typhoon Mitag approaches.
“Schools and offices in some other cities and counties in northern and eastern Taiwan will also be shut, according to a statement on the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration’s website.”
“Australia has enjoyed growth for a generation yet livelihoods are now at risk from drought worsened by climate change, a predicament more familiar to developing countries.
“Parts of northern and inland New South Wales, along with southern Queensland, have been in drought since 2016, severely depleting river and dam levels.”
“The bushfires in NSW and Queensland this month may be just a taste of an expected horror nationwide fire season, as experts and former fire chiefs warn agencies risk being “overwhelmed”.
“Forecasters say many parts of the country face above average fire risk and there is concern longer, overlapping bushfire seasons may prevent vital resource sharing between states during crises.”
“Wildfires are still raging in the Amazon rainforest. Twelve million hectares have burnt so far, three times more than last year. This means an area nearly the size of Greece.
“Brazil paid the hardest price, but the flames are ravaging also some other of the nine countries the Amazon spans to. In Bolivia, 5,000 people are fighting the blaze, but it is still out of control.”