Currently in D.C. — November 20, 2023: Partly cloudy and cold

Plus, here's how to register for Currently's new weather service.

The weather, currently.

Partly cloudy

We start the week with partly cloudy skies and a maximum temperature of 52°F, although most of the day we’ll experience a wind chill sensation in the 40s. We can also expect some rain and scattered snowflakes late at night.

Since it’s Monday, I thought Harry Styles’s song Treat People With Kindness would be perfect for today’s quote: “Maybe we can find a place to feel good, and we can treat people with kindness, find a place to feel good.” Enjoy your day and the people in your life!

What you need to know, currently.

On Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a fan of Taylor Swift tragically died at her concert during a major heatwave.

According to Brazilian news (Portuguese link) more than 1,000 fans required medical treatment with the heat index rising to 59.7°C (139°F) — conditions so extreme they are almost unlivable.

There are a lot of rumors circulating about exactly what happened, but one thing is clear: this was not an isolated incident.

On the very same day, globally averaged temperatures surpassed 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels for the very first time.

Sadly, this is what climate change looks like — complex, compounding tragedies that occur with increasing frequency.

What you can do, currently.

Everyone deserves to thrive. Everyone is worthy of a better world. That’s why we’re building a weather service for the climate emergency.

Currently’s new weather service is now live. In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll be continually adding more features and opening up more slots as we develop the service.

But for now, space is limited in the weather service because I want to make sure we can provide the highest quality service we possibly can while we work to refine the system with your input.

If you’d like to put your name on the waiting list, be sure to fill out our baseline survey if you haven’t already which will hold your spot in line.

Our goal — as always — is to co-create the most personalized, most informative weather service that exists. And, above all, to make this service accessible, equitable, and resilient enough to bring safety and joy to the climate emergency.