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14 days of warm nights

This has become a very typical graphic showing the signature of increased greenhouse gas warming. The daytime highs aren't always warmer but the nighttime lows are usually much warmer because the excess CO2 doesn't allow as much heat to escape. I've been watching this for over a year now and above-normal lows are far more common than below-normal lows. This is what's happening to the planet as a whole although that doesn't mean cold snaps won't happen or that certain regions may show a different pattern. Climate chaos is the operative phrase.

 

ETA: You can see some chance of precipitation forecast in the latter half of the period but we didn't get any rain at all until the 2nd week of October. Very few clouds at all for almost 2 months. That kind of drought will lead top more fires and crop disappointments.

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Uploaded on September 14, 2012