Western Hudson Bay Freeze-Up Earlier Than 1980’s Average for Third Year in Row

GlowBULL warming.

This is the third year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay (WH) ice has come earlier than the average of November 16 as documented in the 1980s.

Reports by folks on the ground near Churchill confirm polar bears are starting to move onto the sea ice that’s developing along the shore after almost five months on land.

After five good sea ice seasons in a row for WH polar bears, this repeat of an early freeze-up means a sixth good ice season is now possible for 2019-2020.

GlowBULL warming……
Meteorologist Paul Dorian: “Perhaps the most amazing temperature recorded in this unusual cold spell for the western US took place earlier today in the remote observing station of Peter Sinks, Utah…the unofficial overnight low temperature there of -43.6 ºF is pretty amazing for this time of year and perhaps the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Lower 48 during the month of October.
Nearby Salt Lake City, Utah provided some supporting evidence of the extreme cold as it set a low temperature record of 14 ºF for the date and records there go all the way back to 1874.

Chicago gets its earliest snowfall in 30 years as cars crash on slick roadways, homes lose power and residents reschedule Halloween trick-or-treating.

An arctic blast is sweeping into the US that will engulf much of the country as 20 million people are issued with a tornado warning and severe storms batter many states.

A freeze warning has been issued across the country from Texas to California, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Temperatures are expected to drop as much as 30 degrees as a cold front blows in from Canada starting Thursday and into Friday.

As of Thursday evening the freezing temperatures are concentrated in northeastern states like Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.

 

…Major winter storm to bring heavy snow and high winds to parts of the
Northern Rockies…

…Much below average temperatures across the Northwest, with much above average temperatures east of the Rockies… …Heavy rainfall and severe weather possible across parts of the north and central U.S. through Monday… A major to potentially historic early season winter storm is ongoing today across parts of the Northern Rockies as an anomalous upper level low pressure system rotates aloft. Heavy snowfall, strong winds, and potential blizzard conditions will continue across the Northern Rockies through Sunday. Widespread winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect from the interior Pacific Northwest through western Montana and northwest Wyoming. As much as 1 to 3 feet (locally more) of snowfall is possible, especially across western Montana which would create dangerous to impossible travel conditions across the region. This system will also usher in a very cold airmass, at least for September standards, with daytime highs 20 to 30+ degrees below average across much of the Northwest. Many daily record low maximum temperature records are possible through Monday, especially across the Northern Great Basin/Rockies, and California.

Food truck driver makes meal on I-10 for stranded drivers

WINNIE, Texas (KTRK) — One area that was seriously impacted by Imelda was Winnie in Chambers County and I-10 is still shut down in that area and could stay that way for days.

As Tropical Storm Imelda hit, 200 vehicles became trapped on I-10. One of them belonged to Reggie McCoy.

He was driving an 18-wheeler with a food delivery going to Beaumont. A day and a half later, there was still high water.

“The area right here, we got a lot more water,” said McCoy as he showed ABC13 the flooding via Skype. “You can see it right here.”

McCoy was stranded on I-10 for more than 36 hours, he says. With a truck full of food and nowhere to go, he asked his boss if he could share.

“He was like, ‘Hey, whatever anybody needs. Let’s get it off the truck.’ We’ve got water. We’ve got milk, toilet paper,” explained McCoy.

Then he met another stranded driver, Kenny the cook. McCoy had some chicken, so they got a grill and Kenny was able to prepare it right there on I-10.

“We had chicken wings last night and a few grape tomatoes and chips and milk,” said McCoy.

Kenny the cook was happy to help.

“In 2005, Houston took me in from Katrina, so, I’m just giving back, that’s all,” said Kenny.

McCoy said they were able to feed between 30 and 40 people……

Still a problem for the people on the east coast.

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Hurricane Dorian Will Pound Coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia Through Friday

Hurricane Dorian will track near the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and southeastern Virginia into Friday, delivering a siege of storm-surge flooding, high winds and flooding rain.

Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have increased slightly, currently a Category 2hurricane. Regardless, Dorian will have significant, damaging impacts near and along the Southeast coast.