The weather, currently.
I knew it...I totally knew it and I'm glad I am now getting a chance to tell you. So, one of the cool things about being a chief meteorologist of a great weather service like Currently is I get to fill in for one of my reporters in another city while they take a well deserved break. I was forecasting for our Seattle reporter yesterday and I saw a system in the Pacific Northwest that made me think, "hmmm I wonder if that's actually going to bring snow to the Denver-Metro as it heads east?" Well, it turns out I was right and there is a small chance we could now have snow on Thanksgiving morning thanks to that system in the Pacific Northwest. It will head east on Wednesday and first bring breezy conditions to the area and our temperatures will be in the 50s. By the time you wake up you should see flurries outside.
How much are we talking with accumulation? Not a lot really. Right now we are going with less than an inch for most of the Metro. If that changes I will let you know.
So snow for Thanksgiving morning, but what weather do we get on Wednesday?
1) Morning will be cold with temperatures in the mid 20s by sunrise.
2) Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 50s and we see breezy conditions.
3) Evening commute (if you are working) is not bad either. Thursday morning will be more of the issue.
Activity forecast for Wednesday:
Everything should be great to be outside on Wednesday. Get that outdoor time in!
Mountain forecast for Wednesday:
Oh mountains. You will see snow come a little earlier than the lower elevations. Your chances for snow start Wednesday afternoon and go through Thursday. Temperatures will be in the teens Wednesday morning around sunrise and will stay in the upper 30s in the afternoon.
What you need to know, currently.
Climate change made the deadly rains and floods that killed hundreds of people in both Nigeria and Niger from June to October 2022 80 times more likely, according to a recent study.
The study from the World Weather Attribution, or WWA, also concluded that the year’s seasonal rainfall in the Lake Chad and Niger Basins, was 20 percent wetter due to effects of climate change. This is significant because Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, which all have territories within either of the two basins, were most impacted by the flooding.
The study found that the extreme rainfall wouldn’t have been as likely without human-caused climate change and warning. Unfortunately now, rain like this is likely to occur once every 10 years.
With at least 612 and 195 fatalities in Nigeria and Niger, respectively, the floods were among the deadliest in the countries’ histories. Several hundreds of thousands of hectares of land were decimated, causing damage to over 300,000 homes and over half a million hectares of farmland as well. In September, Chad experienced its heaviest seasonal rainfall in over 30 years. Thousands of residents were forced to flee their now flooded homes.
And though wealthy countries agreed to pay climate reparations to those at the frontlines of the climate crisis at this year’s climate summit, this report just adds further evidence that less-industrialized nations bear the brunt of the damage caused by their richer counterparts.