The science linking the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather to the climate crisis has matured tremendously in the last couple of years.
Its getting colder by the hour and by the day. Sure it’s colder in other places but we weren’t sure if Fall was going to get here. Now it feels like Winter and in some places nearby there’s snow. The weather can change quickly
I know on the calendar it’s Fall but the weather is more like Summer. So with that thought I present Richard Marx in his hit song Endless Summer Nights. Our weather here is very Summer like and it doesn’t seem to be letting up in the coming days.
I have talked about the intense rain we have had here in Chattanooga and south east Tennessee this week. Well today the effects of that constant rain were made very apparent in how much damage its caused.
This is what is left of a Subway sandwich shop after a mudslide destroyed it. There is so much water in the ground that it just gave way and leveled the building. Fortunately there were no customers inside at the time. Next to it is a popular barbecue restaurant that has been closed for the day for safety reasons.
There is lots of standing water all over the area. Friday the local school system closed out of precaution. We are tired of the rain and hope to dry out in the coming days.
All that green and yellow stuff is rain and it’s going to be here in most of the week. The ground is already saturated with water from previous rain events. Expecting some flooding too. Let’s hope for the best this week. Staying dry is going to be a challenge.
Many of us are in the grips of some really cold weather. The northern USA and southern Canada especially. May this picture remind you of warmer days and make you think warm thoughts. Stay safe everyone who are suffering sub-zero conditions right now.