Climate Change

CLIMATE CHANGE
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This breath-taking image was a winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.

The photo was taken by Nima Sarikhani and is a stunning visual representation of the impacts of climate change and habitat loss.

NYC SNOW DAY
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A major winter storm is intensifying across the Tri-State area, with heavy snow dumping a few inches per hour across the NYC area,

New York City schools are closed today, including the university where I teach 50 students in The Bronx.

Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, all in-person classes and activities are canceled for Tuesday, February 13, 2024. In-person instructors will notify students about adjusted schedules and course formats. Online classes will meet as scheduled. 

FROM SIXTY TO SNOWY
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More snow expected in Tri-State Area: How much snowfall will New York, New Jersey and Connecticut be getting next week?

Reportedly, this winter has not delivered, Lttle snow recorded thus far. That matches the snowfall received for all of last winter.

Mild temperatures have been prevalent once again this winter, and that has led to more rain falling than snow storms.. 

CLIMATE ON STEROIDS
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National Hurricane Center experts are debating adding a Category 6 on the current scale to highlight the increasing global threat.

There is an increasing possibility of stronger storms as ocean waters continue to warm. 

A Category 6 hurricane? Stronger storms spark debate among experts to adjust Saffir-Simpson scale

Category 5 hurricanes are classified as having sustained winds of over 157 mph.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/stronger-storms-spark-debate-hurricane-experts-category-6/story?id=107022891

CALIFORNIA DRENCHING
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The atmospheric river rains have drenched California. Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the Golden State.

Raging atmospheric river lashes California; rare hurricane warning issued: Live updates
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/04/california-atmosp…

Atmospheric river sweeps into California with ‘life-threatening’ floods and hurricane-force winds: Latest

SPRING AHEAD
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Talk about climate change, the inside word from the groundhogs are recorded and it is now unanimous. Prepare for an early Spring.

Staten Island Chuck says get ready for spring https://nypost.com/2024/02/02/news/staten-island-chuck-is-ready-for-spr…

Did the groundhog see his shadow? See results of Punxsutawney Phil's 2024 winter forecast

100 MILLION MIRACLES
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Another  Polar Vortex Winter storm brings snow to the eastern portion of the US, with travel delays and businesses closed.

Another Arctic blast will bring cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills to the Plains and the Mississippi Valley to the eastern US. Lake effect snow will continue downwind of the Great Lakes this weekend. Higher elevation snow is expected across the West and heavy rain is expected in northern California.

700 DAYS
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New York City residents had no seen snow for over seven hundred days and nights, but now we have seen more than enough.

The Empire State’s Governor Kathy Hochul today urged New Yorkers in parts of the state to prepare for a lake effect snowstorm that is forecast to dump one to three feet of snow to the region.

MILLIONS IN DANGER
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Two powerful systems continue to impact the Pacific Northwest, Central, Southern, and Eastern U.S. throughout this week.

Severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, heavy snow, blizzard conditions, flash flooding, and coastal impacts will all be possible. In Alaska, blizzard conditions are expected on the Alaskan coast Wednesday. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall will lead to flooding concerns in Hawaii.

https://www.weather.gov/

BOMB CYCLONE
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New York City Emergency Management today issued a travel advisory for Sunday, December 17, and Monday, December 18.

The National Weather Service is monitoring a major coastal storm that will impact the region with a mix of moderate to heavy rain, strong to damaging wind gusts, and minor to moderate coastal flooding to the area Sunday into Monday.