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D.C.-area forecast: Nice weather through Thursday with a few showers possible Friday and Sunday

Wednesday's digit: 9/10 - Another winner but a point off for the haze due to the western wildfires. Jason, CWG

Fascinating: The World Meteorological Organization uncovered & *Just* confirmed observation from nearly 30 yrs ago in Greenland when temp plunged to minus-93.3F, coldest ever recorded in N Hemisphere. Unlikely will be that cold again due to climate change:

Exactly what the West does not need -- another heat wave and dry wind event, given the ongoing wildfire crisis. That's headed there for this weekend into midweek next week.

Experts didn't anticipate how wild things would get: A record 23 named storms as of Sept. 23: In depth, by @bhensonweather 

@d_mccarthy37  O @bhensonweatheru  @MichaelEMannr  story makes clear at the top preseason outlooks called for a very active season, but even Mann's outlook, which was most aggressive wasn't calling for 23 storms by 9/23

Excellent overview of the fire situation in the West and the role of climate change, fire suppression and forest management: from @PostVideo 


BREAKING: NOAA has sided with President Trump, rather than its own scientists:

U.S. to be coldest region in world relative to normal over next week. Please note rest of world will be much warmer than normal lest anyone try to claim pocket of cold in U.S. debunks global warming, which they will invariably and irresponsibly do.

BREAKING: The planet may have seen its highest temp since at least 1931 today. Death Valley hit 130, a preliminary August record for the globe. If confirmed, this is one of top 3 highest temps ever measured on Earth and arguably highest reliably measured.

The four warmest years in recorded history for the planet have occurred in the last four years, including 2018 - which ranked fourth warmest. You might have heard this direct from NOAA and NASA if the government was open and you listened to their excellent scientists.

NEW: It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history:

Meteorologists are in awe. The National Hurricane Center predicted where #Laura  would make landfall within 0.6 miles 87 hours in advance, and at the exact time it came ashore. How they did it:

Re-write: Brutal and brief cold blast in Northeast will shatter some records. Most of the rest of the world is warmer than normal. This year will be among the warmest years on record for the planet, again. Global warming is indisputable.