Climate Impact Report – 10/12
As of Thursday morning, strong storms are moving across central Florida, producing at least two tornados in the area and keeping residents on high alert.
High school and college marching bands have been struggling with extreme heat.
As winters in Arizona get warmer, massive butterfly migrations of the past likely will become rarer, and fewer migration spectacles will be visible across the globe.
Key Facts Of The Day 10/12
- As of Thursday morning, strong storms are moving across central Florida, producing at least two tornados in the area and keeping residents on high alert.
- Police in Clearwater said that no injuries were reported when two possible tornadoes touched down.
- The storms moved north into Citrus County, where officials canceled public school classes for the day.
- In Citrus County, deputies were directing traffic Thursday morning due to multiple road closures caused by the storm.
- The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said a tornado was reported Thursday morning in a section of Palm Coast.
- Some tornado watches remained in effect Thursday morning across parts of central and north Florida.
- As of Wednesday, 12 large active wildfires have burned 165,990 acres across 7 states: AZ, CA, LA, MI, NM, OR, and TX.
- In Arizona, 2 fires have burned 18,825 acres as of Wednesday.
- In California, 1 fire has burned 50,198 acres as of Wednesday.
- In Louisiana, 2 fires have burned 32,926 acres as of Wednesday.
- In Michigan, 1 fire has burned 144 acres as of Wednesday.
- In New Mexico, 1 fire has burned 2,358 acres as of Wednesday.
- In Oregon, 1 fire has burned 409 acres as of Wednesday.
- High school and college marching bands have been struggling with extreme heat.
- Iowa crop yields have been surprisingly robust despite drought conditions that persisted throughout the growing season in Iowa, but they came at the expense of stalk stability.
- Arizona’s extreme heat threatens migrations of butterflies.
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