Currently in Los Angeles — October 5th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunny, warm, and a little breezy.

Once a year, I get a pumpkin spice latte. It’s always in the month of October, when fake foliage plastered around every Los Angeles interior has tricked my mind into thinking it’s 40 degrees outside. I get that hot, seasonal drink, and perhaps a warmed up pastry, and then I step outside into the cool, crisp, 84°F heat.

That’s what’ll happen when you get your annual pumpkin spiced anything tomorrow, when it’s warm and sunny and the leaves turn orange because they’re consumed in a wildfire rather than losing chlorophyll. But I think tomorrow will still be pretty nice, because there’s a bit of a breeze that will accompany us tomorrow that always reminds me that there is, in fact, a seasonal change afoot. Temperatures fall quickly after sunset, so you may want a jacket at hand if you’re out after 7 PM and not ready for lows to be in the 60’s.  Lowest point will be about 63°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Fueled by climate change — Typhoon Noru became a super typhoon
Nearly a dozen dead, and hundreds of thousands were displaced in recent super typhoon Noru.

“Typhoon Noru made landfall in the northern region of the Philippines and then made its way to Vietnam, last week — causing extreme flooding and killing at least 12, according to local reporting.

Local Filipinos weren’t given much time to prepare. The storm quickly developed into a super typhoon — the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane — with sustaining winds of up to 143 miles per hour, once it hit land.

This is similar to what residents in Florida just experienced with Hurricane Ian. Rapidly intensifying typhoons and hurricanes are becoming more common because of climate change, according to meteorologists. Warmer waters and excess moisture in the air give even the smallest of storms the boost they need to become devastating.

Local resources quickly become finite in these instances of extreme weather. Nearly tens of thousands of people were stranded in one of the Philippine’s many temporary evacuation centers, unable to safely re-enter their homes and communities, thanks to Noru.”

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What you can do, currently.

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