Currently in Denver - September 9, 2022

The weather, currently.

Cooler and partly cloudy for Friday, September 9th. 

Are you ready for weather whiplash? We are going to drop 30°F between Thursday and Friday all thanks to a cool down coming our way! We see two cold fronts come to Colorado on Friday and Saturday that will usher in cooler temperatures. On Friday, the first front will knock our high temperatures into the low 70s and upper 60s and also bring a small chance (20%) of showers. Then on Saturday our highs will be in the 50s and we see a larger chance (40%) of showers in the afternoon. So if you have been avoiding the outdoors due to the heat, Friday and this weekend are the times to get out there!

One thing to note: this cool down is only temporary. We will see another ridge of high pressure come to Colorado on Sunday. That will raise our temperatures back to the 70s on Sunday and then put us back in the upper 80s for Monday.

Here's how your Friday and weekend look:

1) Friday: High temperatures drop to the low 70s and upper 60s with a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon.

2) Saturday: High temperatures drop to the upper 50s and we see a 40% chance of showers in the afternoon.

3) Sunday: We start a warming trend again. Afternoon highs will be back in the 70s with sunshine.

Activity Forecast:

Walking, gardening, grilling: It's going to be a little more pleasant to be outside, unless you really loved the heat. Most of the day will be nice to get outdoors, however, I recommend staying indoors for the afternoon just in case it starts to rain.

Running, cycling, outdoor sports: The weather for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are made for outdoor activities! It should be nice during all three days to get outside and get active! The best time to do it will be in the morning and early afternoon Friday through the weekend.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Queen Elizabeth II died today and our founder, Eric Holthaus, wrote a piece on the ways climate reparations might be the best way to deal with her legacy.

"Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died on Thursday.

Elizabeth’s legacy will be many things, but perhaps the most consequential trend she presided over is the steady escalation of climate emergency — and the cumulative harm of climate colonialism that the monarchy bears responsibility for.

In 2020, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the impact of climate change had been magnified in formerly colonized countries in the Caribbean and southwest Indian Oceans. The researchers found that colonization degraded soils, removed forests, and erased eons of traditional knowledge that previously enabled people to coexist with extreme weather. In some cases, the researchers concluded, colonialism was directly responsible for 'irreversible ecological shifts.'

It’s impossible to fathom, much less calculate, the consequences of British Imperialism on the planet as a whole."

Click here to read the whole article!

What you can do, currently.

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