Currently in Portland—May 25th, 2023

Thursday will be sunny and warm, but it also brings a chance of thunderstorms!

The weather, currently.

The return of warm and sunny days just got more interesting—now there's a chance of thunderstorms! Thursday will start out warm and pleasant, with sun in the sky and temps reaching the low 80s. But in the afternoon and evening, there's a chance we'll get thunder and lightning, which would certainly affect any outdoor plans you might have to enjoy the sunshine. Be careful out there, especially if your plans involve being near water or tall trees. By late Thursday night, things should clear up, but Friday may have some thunderstorms too, so don't let your guard down too quickly.  And even if you're staying indoors (like I am) be ready to close your windows to keep the storm from getting inside!

Stella Harris

What you need to know, currently.

After his laughably awkward launch of his presidential campaign on Twitter, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis went on Fox News and was asked about the role of climate change.

"The hurricanes have not increased in number," DeSantis said, which is of course wrong and will keep getting wronger especially if we keep electing anti-science bigots like DeSantis.

On the one hand, it's good that climate change is a front-and-center issue in America in 2023 even on Fox News. On the other hand, I can't even with this bullshit.

If you'd like to support frontline climate advocates in Florida that are doing the intersecting work of countering the racialized climate destruction of the DeSantis Administration, there are few organizations better than the CLEO Institute in Miami.

-Eric Holthaus

What you can do, currently.

Currently is transitioning to become an entirely member-funded organization.

We're doing this to boost our organization's prospects for growth and sustainability, and to align more with our founding ethos of becoming an independent weather service for the climate emergency.

Paid members will have a truly premium weather experience. Here's some of what we have planned:

  • Text directly with a Currently Meteorologist, who will personally answer your weather questions and give you a customized forecast on demand.
  • Our first weather app, which will put your daily weather in the context of climate change, no matter where you are, anywhere in the world.
  • Reader-ownership — an experiment in direct democracy so that Currently can remain accountable to our most important stakeholders, you, the readers.

We have SO MANY more exciting features planned, but we can't do this without your direct support. Your paid membership makes Currently possible.