The United States is getting its share of “natural” disasters this year, and the Southwest U.S. especially. Unprecedented drought, wildfires, and now dust storms. Just what the climate scientists have predicted and been warning us about for years. (Of course, expected to get much worse though if we don’t change course soon.)
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Yes, it’s not rainy season anymore, it’s flooding season (unless you live in areas of the country experiencing “exceptional drought” — the highest level of drought — and wild fires). Montana is the latest to get extreme floods and they are now moving on towards neighboring states such as Wyoming and Utah.
Let me reiterate yet again, global warming (aka global weirding) = extreme floods AND extreme drought.
While the U.S. faces tremendous flooding of the Mississippi River and concurrent droughts in Texas and the Southwest, other nations around the world are suffering from global weirding as well.
These are insane. On the one hand, would love to see them in person. On the other hand, it makes me quite happy that I don’t live in a place where I could run into dust storms or sand storms like these by accident and at the wrong time (or have one run into me or my home).
As shown in last weeks Aqua satellite image a massive storm stretched over almost two-thirds of the United States. Flooding was reported from Louisiana to northern New York, and you can see why in this rain map provided by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Source: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
The GOES-13 satellite and NASA’s Aqua satellite have captured imagery of massive storm clouds stretching over the eastern third of the United States of America. The storm stretched from Minnesota east to Wisconsin and Michigan, then south through the Ohio Valley and all the way down to eastern Louisiana. Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video
In early March 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the progression of a large dust storm which traveled from Iraq to Iran and into the Persian Gulf. The top image was taken on March 3rd and shows the storm in its early stages as it gathered dust from points along the […]
For the contiguous United States of America, January saw snow reach every one of the 50 states except for Florida. The image comes courtesy of NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, showing the maximum snow cover for the month. The data shows that about 71 percent of the entire country had […]