The temperature differentials are clashing in longer strides.

Likely too dangerous to fly? Turbulence among these currents will probably be especially unpredictable.

"Temperatures have been running as much as 20 to 30 degrees or more above normal in most locations east of the Mississippi River, creating dozens of record highs."

"More than 267,000 customers between Arkansas and Ohio lacked power Saturday evening, according to, which aggregates information from hundreds of electric utilities.

With roughly 300 total reports of severe weather (damaging winds, hail or tornadoes) thus far, it is the largest severe weather event of 2020 to date, and the most significant since an outbreak in December across much the same region."

Snow is amazing in that it can pack some "punch" into landscapes.

levels in the regions we mentioned last week

Knowing what's already flooding on the ground, a forecast model (or two or three) indicates_ to expect exacerbating circumstances in the short-term.

"Non-primitive man who no understand math _really_ no understand math." ~ Anonymous Sasquatch

Hmmm . . .

What percent of the US is at significant risk for "major" flooding?

Included here is a nice compilation of maps and data points to think about. Keen powers of observation bestowed unto the decolonized ...

Is it time to start shorting insurance companies? Since the results of climate change seem to be falling on deaf ears, and since they keep going on doing the same shit... it might make sense.

Maybe anything that gets the colonists out quicker is fair game?

Floodplain Plane Geometry

Let's contrast the temps expected in the next ~24-48 hours with what we know about what happens when ice, snow, or snowpacked areas get above freezing:

The first is the "expected" temp distribution over the continental landmass of most of North and Central America. Only _some_ surface-level regions are cooler than these temps. Surface-level temps are shown in the second model output.

Anything green is above freezing.

Many regions currently at one of the levels of "flood stage" (previous post) will likely be unable to carry any extra capacity, and anyone in those flooded regions should prepare themselves to expect more catastrophic-level damage... increasing at an increasing rate for each subsequent weather event.

CW on the article; it is mentioned as only one example of settler fragility: 

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