Currently in Denver — May 10th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Prepare for a rollercoaster as far as temperatures go for the rest of the week. Some days it is going to feel cool while other days will feel very warm and there will be fire danger possible as well some days. It’s all because we are right on the edge of two different pressure regimes. That means fluctuations in temperature and wind at times.

So what does this all mean for Tuesday?

  1. Not as warm as Monday with temps in the mid 70s.
  2. Wind in the afternoon. Which means fire danger.
  3. Much warmer Wednesday. Upper 80s!!!

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Currently published a piece today by Editor-in-Chief, Abbie Veitch, on the importance of language-inclusive weather information. Veitch spoke to meteorologist Joseph Trujillo Falcón on the challenges of getting severe weather alerts out to diverse, multilingual communities.

“Weather alerts that describe potential impacts prompt communities to take proactive safety measures,” Veitch writes. “Trujillo Falcón said that in order for populations to be informed, weather warnings need to be consistent, specific, certain, clear, and accurate.”

“If even one of those components is missing, it could really get in the way of somebody making a protective action during an extreme weather event,” said Trujillo Falcón. “For Spanish-speaking communities, a big problem there is that we’re not even receiving information in the dominant language that someone speaks.”

Veitch notes that of the 18 people who died in New York City during Hurricane Ida, “the majority of the victims were of Asian descent and many did not speak or had limited proficiency in English and Spanish, the two languages that the National Weather Service issued emergency alerts in. Such data reinforces the importance of making weather information accessible for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origins, or language.”

Click here to read the full piece.