The weather, currently.
Well, this snow is going to be a big old bust for the Denver Metro but we still cold temperatures. From our forecast models it looks like most of the snow will now stay in the high country Wednesday night into Thursday. Unless you live by the Palmer Divide, you really aren't going to see anything except winds overnight on Wednesday and cold temperatures.
Bummer (if you like snow), so how cold is it going to be? Well the cold front associated with this system will drop our high temperatures about 15 degrees on Thursday down into the mid 40s. This front will also keep us cold overnight on Thursday with temperatures in the teens.
So, without further ado, here's your Thursday forecast:
1) Morning: It will be a little windy with gusts up to 21 mph. Temperatures will be in the low 30s around sunrise at 6:40 a.m. but with the wind it will feel like 20s and teens as you head out. I advise wearing a pretty good coat and putting one on your kids and any cold sensitive dogs in the morning.
2) Afternoon: We see sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 40s but the wind will make it feel like it is in the 30s.
3) Evening: This is when it will really start to get frigid. By the evening commute temperatures will feel like the 30s. By 8 p.m. it will feel like the 20s and overnight it will feel like the single digits even though temperatures will be in the teens. Bring in pets, think about protecting pipes and also look out for your neighbors who might be affected by the cold Thursday night.
Activity forecast: Not going to lie, as the day goes on it will suck to be outside. Take the exercise indoors if you can.
Mountain forecast: While everyone in the lower elevations is getting nada for precipitation, mountain folks will see snow! Temperatures will be in the teens at sunrise and then climb into the low 30s for the afternoon. Overnight on Thursday, you see temperatures in the single digits. Refer to the image below for snow total information. Also, I'm cool with getting snow pictures. Just send them to @theweathermegan on Twitter and I will repost them!
What you need to know, currently.
Though the much-hyped “red wave” didn’t sweep the nation during the 2022 midterm elections as many anticipated, climate action certainly did.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the climate policy wins (and losses) from Tuesday night:
On Wednesday morning, Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer conceded her loss to incumbent Democrat Lina Hidalgo in the race for Harris County Judge. Harris County is the third most populous county in the state of Texas and houses many oil and petrochemical operations. Hidalgo has made it clear that she will prioritize the environment by incorporating climate flood maps into city planning, for example, and hiring environmental prosecutors that will hold large industrial firms accountable.
WIN: New York
New York passed a $4.2 billion proposal for climate infrastructure – $1.5 billion will go towards pollution cleanup, wetland protection, clean energy projects and electric school bus fleets. The other $1 billion will be spent on coastal shoreline restoration, and the rest divided between sewage infrastructure and land and fish conservation.
In Minnesota, democrats have gained control of the state, allowing them to finally achieve many of the state’s climate goals, including boosting the 1 percent of electric vehicles to 20 percent by 2030 and restoring forests and wetlands to meet its carbon-free power target.
Due to both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel defeating their GOP opponents, they now have a good change of winning the ongoing lawsuit against Enbridge Energy to eventually shut down Line 5, a 1950s liquid gas and crude oil pipeline that transports 22 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids through Wisconsin and Michigan. If the pipeline were to remain, it could destroy the surrounding area as well as tribal land.
Voters rejected a proposal to raise taxes on multi-millionaires to make electric vehicles more affordable to properly address global warming.
Remember, our climate future is shaped by both big and small elections — it’s not all up to the Senate. So, please pay attention to county and city council elections, as well as races for state treasurers and attorneys general. Every action matters.
And though there’s still work to be done, this midterm’s unexpected climate wins are a step in pushing the nation towards an equitable future filled with climate justice and action.
What you can do, currently.
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