I'm in a difficult work situation in that I am simply swamped with work for the client.
Tasks include five major reports and a sprawling project about analyzing a grantee database for purposes of inferring greenhouse gas emissions -- all of which is due sometime in the next few week, as well as my monthly company work involving labor-intensive assemblage of 33 distinct monthly progress reports. (Some reports are quite quick, but others are laborious, 2+ hours.)
Above: The legendary Ricou Browning, now 91, is still with us. Alas, though, we lost Joanne Linville, who died last week at age 93.
Added to that is my desire to keep up this blog, which is becoming increasingly untenable -- not to mention fundamentally an unnecessary time sink.
So, I'm not sure what to do in terms of finishing all these tasks.
Above: The GOES 16 (or GOES East) high-resolution satellite image for the Southeastern U.S. in daytime GeoColor mode and nighttime multispectral IR mode (with city lights imposed on background image), looped 2006 UTC 29 June 2021 - 0201 UTC 30 June 2021.
There appears to be some sort of a tropical wave over the Florida peninsula.
The weather here in South Florida for the past one to two weeks has become a non-stop rainy sop with endless bouts of showers and thunderstorms not even punctuated by sunny mornings.
As shown in the KAMX looped images from last night above and a short while ago below, the radar is just an endless parade of rainy blobs coming off the ocean from the southeast.
Here is the morning area forecast discussion (AFD) from the Miami NWS Forecast Office (MFL):
The overall weather pattern has changed little over the past few days. A mid-level trough extends over the central Gulf of Mexico and extends SE over the Straits of Florida and Cuba, while to the north and east a strong subtropical high pressure area is over the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic.
The resultant low/mid level wind flow is out of the E/SE which continues to transport deep moisture over South Florida, with broad upper level divergence contributing to upward vertical motion. Therefore, today will be a lot like the past few days with periods of showers and thunderstorms affecting the area, some of these with high rainfall rates which may lead to localized flooding.
Daytime temps have been in the 75°F to 82°F range but dew points are in the 73°F to 77°F range, so it is extremely humid.
Yesterday, KMIA picked up a daily record of 3.86 inches of rainfall (old record: 3.25 inches in 1966). This eliminated the previous monthly deficit and then some (pushing it to a +1.27 inch surplus) and reducing the year-to-date deficit to minus 4.09 inches at 22.20 inches.
Today through 4 p.m., KMIA recorded another 0.89 inches of rain.
June is apparently the wettest month in Miami with an monthly average of 10.51 inches at KMIA, but through 4 p.m., June 2021 -- which ends tonight at midnight -- is at 12.33 inches. And, yes, I know that Miami can go a lot higher than that.
It was dry across the area for basically the first 2-1/2 months after I moved to Miami Beach in mid-March. Now, it won't stop raining.
So, needless to say, there was no late morning / early afternoon jaunt for me over to the beach to go into the ocean.
Above: The 6Z 25-June-2021 GFS showing 2-meter temperature anomalies in Celsius (vs the 1981 - 2010 CFSR climatology) for the Pacific Northwest, as prettied up by TropicalTidbits.com. The image is from a Capital Weather Gang article.
As an aside, I no longer visit the CWG website because, like the rest of the Bezos Amazonian Washington Post, it is unusably infected with WOKE "DEI" Neo-Marxist bullshit of the Illiberal Left, itself the handmaid of Corporate Oligarchy. Call it the Repellent Robin DiAngelo Gang (and I was inspired to the DiAngelo descriptor by Matt Taibbi).
KSEA hourly observations between 6 a.m. June 28 and 7 a.m. June 29, 2021 with extreme heat and much cooler temps noted
I should mention the unbelievable heat that afflicted the Pacific Northwest this week to include the areas west of the Cascades. All-time record highs were set including in Seattle (KSEA) with 108°F on Monday, June 28th (which followed 102°F on June 26th and 104°F on June 27th). By the next morning, it had cooled down dramatically to a morning low of 62°F or a drop of 48°F. See image directly above.
KPDX hourly observations between 6 a.m. June 28 and 7 a.m. June 29, 2021 with extreme heat and much cooler temps noted
Portland (KPDX) reached absurd values including 108°F on June 26th, 112°F on June 27th, and a horrifying 116°F on June 28th -- although looking at the three-day obs, this temp collapsed to 79°F in about a five-hour period and continued to fall to morning low of 63°F on June 29th about 12 hours later. That's a 54°F drop. See image directly above.
KOLM hourly observations between 6 a.m. June 28 and 7 a.m. June 29, 2021 with extreme heat and much cooler temps noted
Olympia (KOLM) reached 110°F on June 28th but it fell to 60°F by early next morning. That's a 50°F drop. Guess it helps to be on the rather chilly Pacific Ocean. See image directly above.
If 116°F heat doesn't stop run-amok Antifa animals from violently -- murderously -- attacking innocent people while the fully Marxist, wildly hateful, all-around-nihilistic Democrat Party cheers it on and the police just stand down, then I don't know what will.
OK, the above was in Salem, not Portland, and it happened in late March. Too bad the truck driver didn't SMEAR the half-thug / half-pussy Antifioso across the pavement.
Up in now-totalitarian Canada, the heatwave has killed hundreds of people in British Columbia, which, like the rest of Canada, is still and obediently locked down because of Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party's groteseque Covid fetish. We're talking at least 230 dead or nearly double the normal four-day BC total. When all is said and done, it will be much higher -- as in the thousands across the western half of Canada.
It will be far, far higher than any Covid bullshit-related death rate.
But Justin Trudeau, by far the stupidest totalitarian wannabe trust-fund pussy God ever made, is all about COVID. I'd post a link to a CBC news article, but Canada is so fucking WOKE now that you can't post comments to its state-sanctioned articles due to the fact that comments "trigger" its steno-snowflakes, so why bother linking? You can look it up -- besides, you'll have better numbers than I do now.
The extreme heat dome has pushed eastward over the leeside interior deserts and the coastal areas including Seattle and Portland are at more normal temperatures.
I'm going to refrain from any discussion of Omega blocks, an out-of-season overly strong polar vortex, SST anomalies, ENSOs, PNAs, PDOs, and, of course, the whole damn climate change thing.
I'd like to continue this entry with a discussion about the latest Authoritarian, if not outright Totalitarian, Health Police State Complex and the bullshit hysteria over THE DELTA VARIANT!!, i.e., the India variant, of SARS-CoV-2, i.e., Covid-19, i.e., the Wuhan China virus.
There is presently building manic attempt by the Democrat Left and the lunatics, control freaks, WOKE Karens, and Kareny soy boys (read: Wajahat Ali) that form the "influencers" in Big Media and Big Techto turn the United States into a locked down totalitarian state.
Ditto the far-left Socialist germaphobes and other CRT-minded crazies comprising the so-called "Public Health Policy" sector, who with the others seek to transform the United States into the horrifying health police states that are Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and to a lesser extent parts of the UK such as England (not Scotland).
Naturally, the increasingly dementia-afflicted and angry oldster who occupies the office of President of the United States is peddling that lie about THE DELTA VARIANT because that's what his handlers put in front of him. And, of course, "Gain of Function" Fauci is involved in hyping the fake hysteria.
Instead, I've posted a series of Alex Berenson tweets (compendiums) about obesity and Covid that pivots off of this important study on the matter in The Lancet.
And we'll end with this must-read piece by the truly great Dame Joan Collins on her interactions with what she calls "the Covid Stasi" ...
My hell at the hands of the Covid Stasi: Endless surveillance, constant phone calls... after her FIFTH quarantine, DAME JOAN COLLINS issues a cry of rage.
This article made me love Joan Collins even more.
It appears in the UK Daily Mail, which is very difficult to read because of all the junk on the site, but read it anyway.
OK, I'm ending this entry.
Now I'm going to post one more entry this week -- the one that I mentioned in my previous entry -- but that it will be it until at least the other side of the July 4th holiday.
I will note, though, that during the course of writing this entry, I found out that I have an extra week and a half do finish these tasks, which is a huge relief.