Elephants in Egypt
The Blood Moon sighting on Tuesday started the week with a beautiful natural spectacle that may have reset the abnormally warm period of last week. This week is expected to return to the cold and chill typical of November. Tropical storm Nicole has attained hurricane status and is expected to make landfall early Thursday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the northeast on the weekend. Not only that but the first blizzard of the season is also forecasted to hit the Northern Great Plains and Minnesota on Friday.
The elephant in the room causing these extremes in weather is climate change, and this week Egypt is hosting COP27. Global leaders are gathered to discuss ways to fund and achieve the ambitious goals set at COP26, such as global net zero by mid-century and 1.5°C targets for global warming. One of the goals is to get wealthy nations to pay “loss and damage” and compensate low- and middle-income countries with far fewer greenhouse gas emissions for their disproportionate share in the impact of climate change. Will they?
Today (Thursday morning): Sunny. High around 64°F (18°C). Southwest winds 10–15 mph.
Tonight (Thursday night): Partly cloudy. Low around 53°F (12°C). Southwest winds 9–13 mph.
Friday: Cloudy with a chance of rain (30%). High around 68°F (20°C) and low around 63°F (17°C). South winds 7–10 mph.
Saturday: Rainy (60%). High around 70°F (21°C) and low around 46°F (8°C). West winds 20–36 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High around 51°F (11°C) and low around 36°F (2°C). West winds 6–10 mph.