The weather, currently.
We are starting off the week on a cold note courtesy of a large storm system moving across the Rockies. This system, which has brought in some mixed precipitation – including some October snowflakes, will continue moving eastward into the high plains throughout the day on Monday. On the backside of this system, it will be cool and breezy with westerly winds gusting around 10 to 15 mph. Morning temperatures will start out around 32ºF, which is why the National Weather Service has a Freeze Warning in effect until 9 AM MDT. Afterwards, we will warm up to a high around 50º with mostly sunny skies. Monday night will also be on the chilly side with lows in the low-to-mid 30s.
Expect the sunshine to stick around for just a couple of days. We are keeping our eyes on the next storm system which could bring in another mix of light rain and snow into our area late Wednesday into Thursday.
What you need to know, currently.
The recent flooding across Nigeria has spread to the south, disrupting gas production and cutting off gas supplies to Nigeria LNG Ltd., the country’s largest gas producer. This flooding has hobbled gas exports to Europe as well, as the states struggle to replace Russian exports.
Thousands of square kilometers of farmland—roughly the size of Rhode Island—are also completely submerged, worsening ongoing food shortages across the nation.
“These floods act as a misery multiplier and are the final straw for communities already struggling to keep their heads above water,” said Chris Nikoi, the UN World Food Program’s regional director for Western Africa.
This is the worst flooding the West African nation has seen in a decade.
“I was witness to the serious flooding in 2012,” said Goodness Dickson, the Chief Executive Officer of Eco Clean Active Initiative. “Now, the flooding is even worse. This time around, the water is so deep and so high that it covers houses and structures unlike 10 years ago. The water had a limit back then, but not anymore.”
Since September, the climate disaster has killed over 600 people, injured more than 2,400, displaced 1.4 million residents and destroyed more than 200,000 homes, said Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria’s minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, at a recent press conference.
The flooding has already impacted about 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states. Nigeria’s meteorological agency has warned that flooding could continue until the end of November in some states, including Anambra, Cross Rivers and Bayelsa.
While Nigeria is used to seasonal rainfall and flooding, this year has been much worse than usual due to climate change.
What you can do, currently.
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