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This is just the beginning. This is going to be just an average summer day in a decade or two. Outliner days will be even hotter than Death Valley.
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Sicily hits nearly 120 degrees, may have set Europe's all-time heat record
Source: Axios
A weather station in Sicily may have set an all-time high temperature record for all of Europe on Wednesday, when the temperature climbed to a scorching 48.8°C (119.8°F) amid a regional heat wave that has shown few signs of relenting.

The big picture: The intense heat wave continues to roast the Mediterranean and northern Africa. The hot and dry weather has played a large role in creating the conditions conducive for explosive and devastating wildfires in Turkey and Greece.

Details: Numerous monthly and national temperature records have fallen during the heat wave, including in Greece, Turkey and Tunisia, but if verified through an examination of the weather instruments, the Sicily observation would be the most noteworthy. The previous continental heat record was 48°C (118.4°F), set in Greece in 1977.

For the record to be considered, a committee from the World Meteorological Organization would need to investigate the instrumentation and circumstances of the data, including whether similar temperatures were observed nearby.

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Death toll from floods in northern Turkey reaches 31
Source: AP

By SUZAN FRASER

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll from floods and mudslides in northern Turkey rose to at least 31 on Friday, officials said, as emergency crews searched collapsed buildings, swamped homes, and submerged basements for more victims and survivors. An opposition politician said more than 300 people may be unaccounted for.

Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun on Wednesday caused the flooding that demolished homes and bridges and swept away cars. More than 1,700 people were evacuated across the region, some lifted from rooftops by helicopters, and many were being temporarily housed in student dormitories.

Most of the people killed were in Kastamonu, where a stream burst its banks and inundated the town of Bozkurt. Raging floodwaters demolished one waterfront building and severely damaged two neighboring buildings. A number of bodies washed up on the Black Sea shore, Halk TV reported, airing footage of people carrying a body bag on a beach in an unidentified province.

The floods struck on the heels of wildfires in southern Turkey that devastated forest lands in the seaside provinces of Mugla and Antalya that are popular with tourists. At least eight people died and thousands of residents were forced to flee.



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At least 10 killed in Tennessee flash floods; dozens missing
Source: AP

By JONATHAN MATTISE and R.J. RICO
McEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee left at least ten people dead and dozens missing Saturday as record-shattering rainfall washed away homes and rural roads, authorities said.

Business owner Kansas Klein watched in horror from a bridge Saturday morning as cars and entire houses were swept down a road in Waverly, a town of about 4,500 people that Klein, 48, has called home for more than half his life. Two girls who were holding on to a puppy and clinging to a wooden board swept past, far too fast for Klein and other onlookers to go down and grab hold of them.

After being told by authorities to go back, Klein returned a couple hours later, shocked that the floodwaters had almost entirely receded and aghast at the destruction that was left behind.

“It was amazing how quick it came and how quick it left,” Klein said.




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At least 22 dead, 60 missing in 'unbelievable' Tennessee flooding
At least 22 people are dead and 60 are missing after middle Tennessee was hit with record rainfall Friday into Saturday morning.

The flooding in the region caused cars to be tossed like toys and houses ripped off their foundations, officials said.

A preliminary rainfall total of 17.02 inches was measured at McEwen, Tennessee, Saturday, which would break the all-time 24-hour rainfall record for the state of Tennessee, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was 13.06 inches, recorded in Milan on Sept. 13, 1982.

In Humphreys County, 10 were killed and about 40 people remain missing, according to Rob Edwards, chief deputy with the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. By Sunday that number grew to 22 dead and 60 missing.
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N.J. weather: Gov. Phil Murphy declares state of emergency due to widespread flooding, storm damage
Source: Newark Star Ledger
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Wednesday evening as fierce storms unleashed by the remnants of Hurricane Ida touched off multiple tornados and caused extensive flooding, damage and power outages.

“Tropical Storm Ida is severely impacting all areas of our state,” said Murphy in a statement. “The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to stay off the roads.”

The declaration issued just after 10 p.m. was effective immediately and applies to all 21 counties.

Multiple tornadoes were reported in Gloucester and Burlington counties on Wednesday evening as the storm pushed into the state along the Delaware River. In North Jersey, relentless rain that started as early as Wednesday morning pounded already saturated areas and caused numerous road closures and some evacuations.
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Depleted by drought, Lakes Powell and Mead were doomed from the beginning
Source: Wash. Post via MSN
For the first time, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation issued a water shortage for Lake Mead starting in 2022. Located between southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona, Lake Mead provides water and generates electricity for the more than 20 million people in the lower Colorado River Basin.

This shortage isn’t a surprise. Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell to the northeast have already reached historic lows amid the summer drought. By January, the bureau projects water levels at Lake Mead to fall to 1,065.85 feet — nine feet below the first shortage trigger elevation. Levels on Lake Powell, which stores water for the Upper Colorado River Basin, are only marginally better, projected to be just 45 feet above the required elevation to produce hydropower.

The overall situation is not good, but why? This whole reservoir system along the Colorado River Basin was designed to get us through the drought years. Why isn’t it working? A glimpse into the history of the system, how it was designed and the impacts of climate change sheds light on why it was destined to fail — and why it may never recover.
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At least 1 dead, 10 missing in landslide near Mexico City
Source: AP

By MARÍA VERZA

TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Rescuers planned to resume the search Saturday for victims of a landslide that brought tons of massive boulders down on a steep hillside neighborhood outside Mexico City, killing at least one person and leaving 10 missing.

The operation is complicated by the sheer size of the rocks that cleaved from the peak known as Chiquihuite Friday afternoon, the narrow paths of the neighborhood largely inaccessible to heavy machinery and the worrisome instability of the exposed mountain face looming above.

The landslide in Tlalnepantla in Mexico state followed days of heavy rain in central Mexico and a 7.0-magnitude earthquake Tuesday in Acapulco that swayed buildings 200 miles away in the capital. Mexico state Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said Friday night that both factors likely contributed to the slide.

Neighborhood residents immediately started to dig for their neighbors Friday. They formed lines across the towering debris pile, passing 5-gallon buckets of debris and individual rocks down.
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88K without power in Michigan after storms bring rain, wind and cold
Source: The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Over 88,000 customers are without power, particularly along the east side of Michigan, after rain and high winds.

DTE reported 77,125 customers were without power Thursday, Sept. 23. The utility said that wind damage caused many outages.

Outages were high in the Thumb area, especially along the Lake Huron shore. A restoration estimate was not immediately available.

The National Weather Service for Detroit/Pontiac said that a wind advisory remains in effect Thursday morning for Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay shoreline counties. Wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph are possible.
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London flooding hits Tube services and roads

Published 11 minutes ago

Flooding has hit parts of London after heavy rain overnight, causing disruption on the roads and railways.

Shops and offices in Knightsbridge were hit by a deluge, leaving some unable to get to work as motorists tried to navigate waterlogged roads.

Torrential downpours caused by a cold front sweeping eastwards have affected other parts of the UK, with part of the M23 in Sussex closed.

Tube lines and the London Overground have reopened after earlier closures.

St James's Park in central London saw 35mm of rain between midnight and 06:00 BST, the Met Office said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58799222


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