Midsummer’s Day is a few days away, and on the west coast of the United States things are heating up. Here is the surface temperature map for the western USA yesterday afternoon:
Louisiana still hasn’t recovered from the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Laura last month. Here’s how the state’s power outage map looks this morning (UTC):
Now yet another storm is heading for the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to increase in strength to hurricane force before crossing the coast further to the east than Laura:
At the moment I’m too busy writing about the seemingly never ending sequence of power cuts due to “extreme weather” events to wax lyrical about developments in vehicle-to-grid technology!
In California the heat wave is over and rolling blackouts a thing of the past, for the moment at least. However the wildfires continue, and the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory is temporarily closed: