Today Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President. Attendees included members of the judicial and legislative branches as well as Vice President Mike Pence, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. It took place at the front of the United States Capitol building and was followed by the inaugural address which focused on uniting the country and ending the coronavirus pandemic.
A New Year's storm will bring snow and ice to portions of the Plains, Midwest and interior Northeast, where it's likely to hamper travel in multiple states. The worst conditions may develop farther south from Texas to southern Iowa.
As 2020 soon comes to a close, it has been a year unlike any other. The rush continues for the COVID-19 vaccine after 4.2 million new cases were reported in the month of November. According to Reuters, “a Food and Drug Administration panel of outside advisers will meet on December 10 to discuss whether to recommend that the FDA authorize emergency use of a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. The advisers will consider a second candidate, from Moderna Inc, a week later.”
November is here and although parts of our country have seen snow already, it is hurricane season until November 30th. Currently Hurricane Eta, which just tied a record for the most named storms in a single season, is intensifying and heading for Central America. According to the National Hurricane Center, ”Storm models show Eta moving through very warm oceanic waters causing forecasters to predict rapid intensification in strength before it makes landfall around Nicaragua sometime early Tuesday. Eta is expected to become a Category 4 major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph before hitting the coast, but the strength is predicted to fade fast once Eta starts cutting into the mainland."
Hurricane Delta, the 10th storm this season, is forecast to make landfall overnight near Cancun and Tulum in Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center advised that the storm will continue to strengthen over the next 48 hours, with the hurricane’s current sustained winds of 100mph.