Currently in Denver - July 15, 2022

The weather, currently.

90s and chances of pm thunderstorms for Friday, July 15th.

It has been hot for the last few days! However, we've had thunderstorms come to the Metro area and cool us off every evening. Sad to say, those thunderstorms won't be around for much longer but the heat will stick around making it a VERY HOT WEEKEND.

Here's the breakdown on Friday and this weekend:

1) Friday: 90s and our last day of pm thunderstorms.

2) Saturday: High 90s and sunshine.

3) Sunday: High 90s to possibly 100s and sunny.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

As heat waves sweep across the globe, inland lake evaporation is increasing, according to a new NASA-funded study in Nature Communications. Researchers studied more than 1.42 million lakes around the planet and found that between 1985 and 2018, average annual evaporation had increased at a rate of 3.12 cubic kilometers per year.

This seems fairly obvious if you’ve been following the news of bodies emerging from ever-shrinking Lake Mead, but because lakes and oceans make the bottom of the hydrological cycle having accurate data on evaporation helps scientists to better predict future weather patterns and direct water resources.

“From a global perspective,” study author Gang Zhao told NASA, “the total reservoir evaporation can be larger than the combined use of domestic and industrial water...This suggests that reservoir evaporation is an indispensable factor in water management, especially in times of drought and global warming.”

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