Currently in Denver - August 30th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunny and upper 80s for Tuesday, August 30th

Well, monsoon season was good while it lasted. Our wet weather streak hits one more time mid-week and then we say hello to a very dry pattern for the foreseeable future. Why? A ridge of high pressure is headed our way. That ridge is responsible for record breaking high temperatures on the West Coast and very dry conditions for Monday and Tuesday for cities like Los Angeles and Portland. As that ridge moves west, Colorado will see very hot and dry conditions for the end of the week. Before it arrives, a low pressure will bring us our last wave on moisture on Wednesday (like I was talking about in the last newsletter). So, start thinking about warm and dry conditions very soon and enjoying the last bit of wet weather while you can.  

Here are the three things you need to know for Tuesday's weather:

1) Warm but not crazy warm for Tuesday. Temperatures will be mild and in the 60s for the morning and upper 80s for the afternoon.

2) It will be sunny and dry for Tuesday.

3) Wednesday will be our best chance for wet weather as that low pressure system comes through before the ridge on Thursday.

Activity forecast for Tuesday:

Walking, gardening, grilling: Lovely in the morning with temperatures in the 60s. Afternoon should be good too with temperatures in the upper 80s. Consider bringing water and maybe a hat with you.

More active exercise (running, cycling, outdoor sports): Best time of day on Tuesday to do more strenuous exercise will be in the morning since temperatures will be in the 60s. It won't be too bad for activities in the afternoon but still make sure you have water on hand because it will still feel hot as you are moving.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Greenland’s melting ice sheet will raise sea levels by almost one foot by 2100, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change.

The findings show that the melting is caused by human-induced climate change. 3.3 percent of the ice sheet, which is about 110 trillion metric tons of ice, will melt no matter how quickly the world ends carbon emissions. This melting event will prompt about 10 inches of sea level rise by the end of the century.

A changing climate, due to the burning of fossil fuels, has led to glacial retreat around the world.

The study’s prediction of a minimum of 10 inches of sea level rise is more than twice as much as researchers previously predicted of the world’s second largest ice sheet.

—Aarohi Sheth