When the Floods Come: the Climate Change thread

BC, yes. Damn i suck at reading. Or there’s a glitch in the matrix. Yes, that last thing.

My local NWS office’s prediction for tonight: Patchy smoke between 10pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

I’m in the Chicago area, and the smoke from out west is making it here.

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I didn’t even think of that. Here’s a photo from yesterday evening, on the southern shore of Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes National Park:

(Obviously they’re doing some sort of restoration on the dune there.)

edited to add: for those trying to figure out the cardinal directions, despite being on the southern shore I was facing approximately NW by W (for those who know the mariner compass). So no, the sun doesn’t set in the north here!

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It looks surreal, like an impressionist painting.

You can see the smoke trails easily from GOES-16 here:
https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&sec=full_disk&x=8896&y=4384&z=2&angle=0&im=12&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=130&motion=loop&maps[borders]=white&lat=0&p[0]=geocolor&opacity[0]=1&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=1&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&draw_color=FFD700&draw_width=6

Sorry for the messy url!

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I know, right? It didn’t look like air OR water, but rather a painted canvas.

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We’ve had red suns and haze for a few evenings now in NoVa. And now air quality warnings.

Something Cezanne probably never worried about.

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Well, actually!

One thing the Impressionists were known for is depicting the horrible air quality in cities like London and Paris.

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Nice going, guys.