Toasty Tuesday

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Heat waves are hitting the globe from north to south, with the Arctic, parts of Australia and the central United States sweating record warmth in recent days.

The Arctic is in the midst of another hot spell, with temperatures soaring far above average for the third time this winter. The heat comes after yet another record-breaking month for low levels of sea ice at the North Pole, part of a dramatic and troubling warming trend that scientists have reported over the past few months.

In Oklahoma and Texas, temperatures reached into the 90s over the weekend. Mangum, Okla. broke a daily record when the thermometer hit 99 degrees on Saturday.Last week, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin issued an emergency burn ban in response to the extreme weather, but a grass fire broke out anyway in Oklahoma City, prompting authorities to ask some residents to leave their homes.

Parts of southeastern Australia are also in the midst of an extreme heat wave, with temperatures topping 115 degrees on Saturday west of Sydney. The heat has helped fuel dozens of bush fires that are forcing evacuations. Authorities have said the fire conditions are as bad as they have seen.

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS

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12 Responses to Toasty Tuesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Jim Hanson done told you about that, in the 1980s.

  2. David B. Benson says:

    A day which will live in infamy:
    http://www.king5.com/mb/news/local/prisoners-in-their-own-land-minidoka/406598953
    Plenty of their descendants at WSU.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    An extra large number of petitions today already.

  4. David B. Benson says:

    German chocolate layer cake

    followed by

    apple pie

  5. Den says:

    Bad pain day today, woke up shivering at 3, cranked up the electric blanket, took my temp, 98.7? It has to be aliens from another place, the Doc sez more prednisone and a new pill will fix me up, we’ll see.

  6. Den says:

    Psychedelic Valentines wishes for the ladies of the blog!

  7. º¿carol says:

    Another nice day here, lots of sun again. Solar lights are pretty happy.

    I think I should clean out the birdhouses. I leave the old nests in them all winter in case a bird needs a home for the night. It’s going to get up into the 50s/60s by this weekend, I bet a few of those sparrows will start building a nest.

    Eh, I’ll leave the boxes alone for a couple more weeks.

    Got the taxes done. Got $384 back from the state, we’re too poor to have to file federal taxes. We have to file the Michigan because we always get something from that, something like a homestead something.

    And I got our new bank account straightened out this morning. Bob and I both tried to get into our account over the weekend and they got pissed and locked us out. I hate setting up new accounts all these years, even on game sites, or when I signed up for the Lansing State Journal, I ALWAYS have trouble in the beginning.

  8. David B. Benson says:

    Home from a trumpet recital. Trumpet and organ go well together.

    • David B. Benson says:

      But perhaps the best was chatting with Keadrin, the cellist, during intermission. She learned about 4 dimensional tac-tac-toe.

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