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  1. I think the peak of the heat has passed and this year it was unusually early (late June). There's nothing that screams big heat into mid August but it should be warmer than normal/dewy & stormy maybe. After August 20 the chance of 95+ temps drop off rapidly but that doesn't mean it can't happen.
  2. I agree. The system does seem to be intensifying a bit though but not thinking more than some stronger non-severe storms.
  3. Yeah deaths were really low in comparison to cases so the vaccines are working. We'll be a little worse off given our lower vaccination rate but I don't see a massive increase in deaths.
  4. Things aren't looking great. CAPE looks weak with all the clouds. Could end up being a high shear/low CAPE type affair. I would be surprised to see severe.
  5. That's ultimately what it comes down to. If COVID acts like the common cold then that's fine but if it leads to hospitalizations & deaths then that's a problem. And COVID will ultimately be endemic and join the other coronaviruses we deal with so sooner or later we'll have to move on.
  6. Low to mid 50s looking likely Saturday morning here. That's a few weeks ahead of schedule. Usually mid-late August is when we get these shot across the bow cool downs. Fits the rushed theme this season really well.
  7. That's like saying winter is over Feb 6. We've seen years with colder departures in Feb/March than Dec/Jan over the past decade. The pattern will dictate how hot things get especially in August when the solar effects are still very strong.
  8. There's a lot of truth to this. The people who watch Fox News are older and most of them are vaccinated, which is funny when you have hosts spewing anti-vaxx content. Percentage wise latino & black communities are the least vaccinated and they skew heavily democratic. Most aren't the crazy anti-vaxxers you hear about though (microchipping, population control) rather it's more about being concerned about its safety as well as the side effects. I think full FDA approval could make them feel safer.
  9. Not often you see 50s in the forecast during peak summer climo. This is much more common 2nd half of August than late July.
  10. Our heatwave definitions need an update. Barely 90F for 3 days during peak summer climo is yawn worthy.
  11. I mostly use Twitter for local or breaking news, just avoid the comments. Never felt compelled to use Facebook...way too much oversharing.
  12. Considering we're already seeing horrible effects of climate change and there's no major meteor threat for decades I would focus on the former. Massive western droughts causing water shortages (Lake Mead), major flooding (land & coastal). People & animals are literally cooking in the Pacific NW, massive wildfires giving us smokey skies 1000s of miles away, increased tropical threats, etc. All this from about a 1.2C increase since start of industrial age. Imagine a 2C-2.5C increase that's very likely by the 2030s.
  13. Yeah definitely not. It'll be up to businesses honestly that's probably the only way to get more people vaccinated. If suddenly you can't go anywhere without proof of vaccination then you're kinda screwed. Even Republicans are hopping aboard the vaxx train. Once anti-vaxxers start hurting them politically & financially it's game over for that crowd.
  14. Ring of fire pattern? Looks like we'll be close to the where the main heat lies. No doubt the western ridge & drought are playing off each other. I wonder how that'll translate in the months ahead.
  15. Enter crypto. Although it's treated more like digital gold there's enough variance and development to potentially challenge fiat eventually. The dollar has been losing its value every year and even more now and that ain't stopping anytime soon with trillions being printed annually.
  16. Yeah basically unless people enjoy sitting in their own sweaty filth. Humidity is also extremely dangerous once it gets high enough.
  17. It's pretty pathetic that despite a favorable ice retention pattern we're still not too far from record sea ice lows. I fully anticipate another cliff dive year like 2012 very soon (next 1-3 years).
  18. I'm further inland and it has definitely been quite hot even for July standards (1-2F AN). I do think we'll get closer to normal with more near normal to even below normal weather after today.
  19. Yes I agree that certain things should not be named but that doesn't mean it's part of some agenda. A lot of weak systems last year did deserve to be named but people brought up that same political talking point. Also clearly the NHC isn't playing up to people's conspiracies which is why that east of Florida low never got any recognition.
  20. June was very hot. So far July isn't the scorcher it could be especially if the cooldown verifies next week.
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