Climate Impact Report – 11/7
Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas late Friday, killing at least two people, damaging homes, and knocking out power for thousands as officials launch search and rescue efforts.
A November 2022 study found that racially segregated communities in the U.S. are exposed to airborne toxic metals at a rate that’s nearly 10 times higher than more well-integrated areas.
Subtropical Storm Nicole is forecast to keep strengthening and is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane when it approaches Florida’s east coast late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Key Facts Of The Day 11/7
- As of Monday morning, Subtropical Storm Nicole was located 495 miles to the southeast of the northwestern Bahamas, with sustained winds of 45 MPH and was moving toward the northwest at 9 MPH.
- Subtropical Storm Nicole is forecast to keep strengthening and is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane when it approaches Florida’s east coast late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
- The U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are under a flash flood watch through Monday afternoon.
- A hurricane watch is in effect along the east coast of Florida, from the Volusia/Brevard county line to Hallandale Beach.
- A storm surge watch has also been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia.
- Storm arrives, kicking off 3 days of rain and snow across Southern California.
- Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas late Friday, damaging homes and knocking out power for thousands as officials launch search and rescue efforts.
- A preliminary accounting Friday evening from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center shows nine tornadoes formed in Texas, four in Arkansas, and one in Oklahoma.
- At least two people have been killed by tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas.
- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an emergency declaration on Saturday for Bryan, Choctaw, LeFlore, and McCurtain counties after damaging tornadoes blew through the state.
- More than 100 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were destroyed due to the tornado.
- Lamar County, Texas officials declared a disaster after at least 10 people were injured when a tornado tore through the area.
- In Texas, near the border with Oklahoma, at least 50 homes were reported damaged or destroyed in Lamar County as of Friday evening.
- An EF-0 tornado was confirmed Saturday morning from Little Rock to Big Rock, Illinois with winds estimated at 80 MPH.
- As of November 4, there are currently 2 large active wildfires that have burned 127,483 across OR and TN. As of November 4, 60,647 wildfires have burned 7,227,371 acres across the country.
- In Oregon, 1 fire has burned 127,283 acres as of November 4.
- The Cedar Creek Fire has burned 127,283 acres and is 75% contained as of November 4.
- In Tennessee, 1 fire has burned 200 acres as of November 4.
- On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the federal government has a duty to protect the Navajo Nation’s access to the dwindling flows of the Colorado River.
- The federal government argues that it is not legally obligated to assess the Navajo Nation’s needs because no treaty, agreement, or law explicitly addresses the tribe’s claim to Colorado River water
- The Navajo Nation argues the government breached its treaties with the tribe, violating trust obligations.
- The Navajo Nation and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe is not specifically asking for a quantified water right — just the promise of a plan.
- One in three Navajo homes lack access to running water.
- The UN Weather Report found that Earth’s warming weather and rising seas are getting worse and doing so faster than before.
- Since the decade began, sea levels are rising 5 millimeters a year which is double what it was in the 1990s.
- The last eight years have been the warmest on record.
New Reports and Data
- A November 2022 study found that racially segregated communities in the U.S. are exposed to airborne toxic metals at a rate that’s nearly 10 times higher than in more well-integrated areas.
- A November 2022 report found that Earth’s warming weather and rising seas are getting worse and doing so faster than before.
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