Mexico is bracing for what forecasters describe as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Willa is expected to make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and heavy rain. Tanya Rivero has more.
Michael's devastation is real and the losses painful. See more of the damage Mighty Michael inflicted on Florida at CNN.
Persistent Alaska warmth this fall has brought back ‘the blob.’ If it lasts, it could mean a wild winter in the Lower 48 | The Washington Post
When the blob is in place, the jet stream, which both divides warm and cold air and acts as super highway for storms, tends to veer north over the top of the blob. This results in a big ridge of high pressure forming over western North America, which brings mild weather and blocks storms.
The blob’s presence was linked to the persistence and intensity of the drought in California from 2013 to 2015. It also ″was blamed for contributing to 2015 being the hottest year on record in Seattle,” according to Scott Sistek, a meteorologist with KOMO in Seattle. Read the rest of the story at The Washington Post
Michael left a wide path of destruction...
Panama City Residents Struggle As They Enter Their Fifth Day Without Water Or Electricity | BuzzFeed News
PANAMA CITY, Florida — Together they walked, mother and son, each carrying a bucket filled with muddied water from a nearby pond. Two tadpoles could be seen swimming around the swirling water. The pair stopped to catch their breath, and then continued toward the Foxwood Apartments, a residential complex in one of the most impoverished sections of Panama City, Florida.
It had been four days since Hurricane Michael made landfall as a dangerous Category 4 storm Wednesday, and Lynn and Philip Harris needed the pond water to flush their toilets. They, along with most people in Panama City, had been without electricity or running water for over 96 hours. Read the rest of the story at BuzzFeed News
The devastation is real. The damage severe.