Atlantic Hurricane Season Peak…US Climate Portal…Night Skies Action News Jax

Jacksonville, FL – This is the peak of hurricane season. “Talking the Tropics with Mike” is updated daily until November 30.

Our US government has launched an online climate portall – click *here*. You can enter your zip code to get a variety of weather and climate information. This is an attempt at future climate conditions based on a “lower or higher” emissions scenario which may or may not be accurate. I would like to see another column added showing the 30 year average. Anyway, it’s an interesting site. According to the White House fact sheet:

The Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation Portal is a one-of-a-kind hub that will help communities, federal agencies and other levels of government better understand current exposure to climate risks to strengthen their resilience plans. . The portal, which will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the community, includes:

  • Real-time monitoring dashboard: To help track the climate-related hazards affecting communities every day, a new dashboard brings together maps showing areas currently subject to extreme heat advisories, drought conditions and inland and coastal flood warnings, as well as the locations of active wildfires and the areas of poor air quality they produce.
  • Local climate exposure ratings: In addition to real-time data on extreme weather events, the portal also helps communities understand their historical and future exposure to various climate impacts. The portal’s assessment tool provides reports on heat, drought, and flood risks down to the census tract level, including projections of future impacts under low and high emissions scenarios , based on climate models used in the US National Climate Assessment. This interactive app will help local resilience planners and other users understand how future temperature, rainfall, and flood conditions could impact their community in the near term and by mid- to late-century .
  • Funding opportunities and other federal resources: The portal also centralizes federal data, programs, and funding opportunities available to support resilience efforts, including resources for extreme heat, drought, wildfires, floods, coastal flooding, and uplift. sea ​​level. The CMRA assessment tool will also help state, local, tribal, and territorial governments develop data-driven proposals to access federal funding.

The night sky September to early October from Sky & Telescope:

September 9 (evening): The nearly full Moon is almost halfway between Saturn and Jupiter.

September 10 (evening): The Moon is to the right of Jupiter in the southeast.

September 15 (evening): The Moon rises in the east-northeast, preceded by the Pleiades and trailed by Mars. The trio form a pretty picture as they soar higher into the sky.

September 16 (evening): The Moon, Mars, Aldebaran, and the tip of the western horn of Taurus (known as Elnath) form an eye-catching line above the east-northeast horizon.

September 20 (dawn): The waning crescent Moon is high in the east in Gemini, less than 3° below Pollux.

September 21 (dawn): The Moon visits Cancer and is located just over 3° to the upper left of the Hive Cluster (M44).

September 22: Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere on the Equinox, 9:04 p.m. EDT.

September 23 (dawn): The slender crescent and Regulus rise 4½° apart to the east-northeast before sunrise.

September 26 (all night): Jupiter arrives at opposition. The gas giant is also the closest to Earth this century, at a distance of about 591 million kilometers (367 million miles).

September 30 (twilight): The Moon is 1½° above Antares in Scorpio. Follow them as they sink towards the southwest horizon.

October 5 (evening): High in the south, the waxing gibbous Moon sits just over 6° lower left of Saturn.

October 8 (evening): The Moon is positioned about 4° lower right of Jupiter.

Moon phases

First Quarter September 3 2:08 p.m. EDT

Full Moon September 10 5:59 a.m. EDT (Harvest Moon)

Last term September 17 5:52 p.m. EDT

New Moon September 25 5:55 p.m. EDT

Carol N. Valencia