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September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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« Reply #180 on: September 20, 2012, 10:23:52 am »

Five dead as storm rips across South America
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Asuncion (AFP) Sept 19, 2012

A fierce storm packing 140-kilometer (87-mile) an hour winds tore across the heart of South America on Wednesday, killing five people in Paraguay and wreaking havoc in Argentina and Uruguay.

The Roque Alonso suburb of the Paraguayan capital Asuncion was devastated by the storm and widespread looting was reported in its aftermath.

Four police cadets died and 15 were injured when the roof of their dormitory collapsed, and a 16-year-old boy died at a shopping center when a water tank collapsed on him outside a pharmacy.

"Roque Alonso has to be built all over again," police commander Heriberto Marmol said.

Dozens of injured people flooded Asuncion hospitals and traffic was gridlocked in parts of the city.

A crowd of thousands braved torrential rain for a concert by the rock band Scorpions only to see the show cancelled.

Nationwide, at least 5,000 homes were destroyed and more than 80 people injured in storm-related incidents, Aldo Saldivar of the national emergency response center said.

The storm also blew the roof off homes and barns in Neembucu, south of the capital and knocked out power in the town of Encarnacion for many hours.

The wind was less severe further south in Argentina and Uruguay, around 100 kilometers (62 mph) per hour, but strong gusts still ripped of roofs and toppled trees and power lines, plunging some regions into darkness.


http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Five_dead_as_storm_rips_across_South_America_999.html
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« Reply #181 on: September 22, 2012, 11:45:48 am »

http://www.afriquejet.com/niger-floods-kill-at-least-92-people-2012092245669.html

9/22/12

Niamey, Niger - At least 92 people have died in floods that have swept Niger following torrential rains, according to the latest data released by the Prime minister’s office on Friday. The data indicate that 72,396 families are affected with 511,484 people being victims, as at Thursday. All the country’s eight regions are affected by floods with Tillabéry, Dosso and Niamey being the worst affected. Huge damage is reported on basic socio-economic infrastructure and other items crucial to the people.

Rice crops, schools, health centres, roads, bridges, dams have all been affected while a huge quantities of food and many cattle have been swept away by flood waters.

The chairperson of the technical committee in charge of managing the floods, Mrs Saadatou Malam Barmou, said that thanks to national solidarity and international cooperation, food needs are covered for 45 days out.

Water containers have been distributed to victims to fetch potable water to reduce water-related diseases. The ministry of Health has also set up health centres at the sites and mobile teams to solve health problems.

The government has made available 3,400 tonnes of cereals for the victims and raised 700 million CFAF to support re-housing and buy additional food.
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« Reply #182 on: September 22, 2012, 11:49:00 am »

9/20/12

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska.

Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area.

But there has been no report of major injuries.

Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding.

The Red Cross has established three shelters in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and helped with another in Seward.

Weather problems are not confined to Southcentral Alaska.

Zidek says a landslide has blocked access from the village of Chenega to its airport, and state transportation officials are working to restore access. And an assessment team is in Tanacross to evaluate damage from Sunday's wind storm.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/20/4839935/flooding-landslides-plague-parts.html#storylink=cpy
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« Reply #183 on: September 25, 2012, 08:20:40 am »


http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-1-133884-15m-people-displaced-by-floods-in-India
9/25/12

GUWAHATI, India: Floods have forced nearly 1.5 million people to flee their homes in north-eastern India where authorities have declared a health alert, officials said on Monday.

“Eighteen of 27 districts of Assam have been hit by floods with 1.4 million displaced and 11 people drowned in separated incidents in the past week,” the Disaster Management agency said in a statement.

The floods, caused by relentless rains, marked the second round of massive flooding in two months to hit India’s impoverished northeast and come towards the end of India’s June-to-September monsoon season.

Nearly 130 people died and six million were displaced by floods in Assam state in July. Rescue officials said in the latest floods, at least 2,200 villages had been swamped by overflowing waters from the rain-swollen Brahmaputra River.

Himanta Biswa Sarmah, the health minister of Assam state, told AFP that a “maximum health alert” to avert outbreaks of diarrhea or diseases such as typhoid had been declared in the devastated zone.

The annual monsoon provides vital irrigation for India’s farmers but also claims many casualties from flooding and landslides.

Officials said flooding victims had been evacuated to temporary shelters on higher ground. “We’ve dispatched doctors and paramedics to ensure there is no outbreak of disease,” Sarmah said in Guwahati, Assam’s largest city. Victims and an opposition party staged protests in flood-hit areas against what they said were shortages of emergency supplies in the Congress-ruled state.

“The government has failed to provide adequate relief supplies including food and medicines,” said Sarbananda Sonowal, a local leader of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. “In many parts of the state people are even living without food,” he added.

Rehab India Foundation, a voluntary group said heavy rains disrupted its plans to supply food and other essential items to flood-hit people.

Almost the entire 420 square kilometres (162 square miles) of Kaziranga National Park was also flooded, the Press Trust of India reported.

The wildlife park is home to the world’s single largest population of one-horned rhinos. A 2012 census in Kaziranga counted 2,290 of the rhinos, out of a global population of 3,300.

The species declined to near extinction in the early 1990s and is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

 
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« Reply #184 on: September 27, 2012, 09:28:31 am »

(Iceland)Thousands of sheep buried alive in snowdrifts – Video

http://iceagenow.info/2012/09/thousands-sheep-buried-alive-snowdrifts-video/

9/16/12

“Unprecedented” cold and snow in Iceland.
 
Thousands of sheep (13,000) buried alive in snowdrifts is nothing short of disastrous.
 
Here’s a video showing the rescue of a sheep buried by snow.



Snow in North Iceland in early September is not unheard of but snowfall of two to three meters overnight at this time of year—when the sheep are still in highland pastures—is highly unusual.
 
Two to three meters (7-11 feet) of snow overnight! That’s a small taste of what the mammoths experienced.
 
Armed with long sticks as used to look for people buried in avalanches, farmers in North Iceland have succeeded in finding hundreds of sheep. The search continues but hope grows fainter by the minute.
 
Although not all have survived, most of these amazingly hardy creatures were alive after days in icy graves.
 
To make it even more difficult, foxes are attacking the trapped sheep, often leaving them brutally injured.
 
The association of breeders speaks of unprecedented disaster.
 
Farmers say they have never experienced anything like this in their lifetime and hope they never will again.
 
Coupled with blackouts across the region, from Blönduós in the west to Þórshöfn in the east, due to icing of power lines and we’re looking at an unprecedented situation, with real blizzards and extended blackouts throughout the region and motorists stranded in their cars.
 
Record snowfall
 
According to the Iceland Review Online, “it is believed to be a new record for snowfall at this time of the year”.
 
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_life/Winter_Strikes_%28ESA%29_0_393526.news.aspx
 
http://climaterealists.com/?id=10227
 

 
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/unprecedented-cold-and-snow-in-iceland/#comment-134307
 
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Early_Snow_in_North_Iceland,_Storm_Warning_Issued_0_393377.news.aspx
 
Thanks to Robert van deLeur, Laurel, Michael Gribble, Greg Mantle and Eunice Farmilant for these links
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« Reply #185 on: September 29, 2012, 06:10:09 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/tornado-hits-fair-spain-flood-deaths-reach-10-144042955.html

9/29/12

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A tornado swept through a fairground in a Spanish town, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people, while the death toll from flooding in the same southern region of the country rose to 10, authorities said Saturday.

Friday's tornado damaged several rides and cut electricity in the temporary fair set up in the main square of Gandia, according to its town hall website. It said 15 of the injured were seriously hurt, all of whom were treated on site.

Local media reported the fair in Valencia province was closed to the public at the time of a thunderstorm and that all the injured were fair workers.

Just inland from the Mediterranean coastal town, five more victims of Friday's flash floods southwest of Gandia were found overnight. They included a middle-aged woman in the town of Lorca.

Last summer, Lorca was hit by Spain's deadliest earthquakes in more than 50 years, leaving nine dead.

A spokeswoman for the regional government of Andalucia told The Associated Press on Saturday that the heavy downpours and resulting high waters had claimed the lives of five people in the province of Murcia, three in Almeria and two in Malaga.

The spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with government policy, said a 52-year-old British woman was missing in Almeria as well as one homeless man. Five people originally declared missing had been found alive.

Local media reported that hundreds of citizens had to be evacuated throughout the region.

The flooding disrupted high-speed train service between Madrid and Valencia, and various regional lines, while bridges and roads were also made impassible.

The heavy rains which started Friday morning were expected to continue throughout Saturday, with the front moving north toward Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
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« Reply #186 on: September 29, 2012, 09:00:57 pm »

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Pakistan_floods_kill_371_affect_447_million_999.html

9/28/12

Monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed 371 people and affected nearly 4.5 million, the government's disaster relief agency said on Friday.

Pakistan has suffered devastating floods in the past two years, including the worst in its history in 2010, when catastrophic inundations across the country killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

As in 2010 and 2011, most of those hit by the latest floods are in Sindh province, where the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said 2.8 million were affected, with nearly 890,000 in Punjab and 700,000 in Baluchistan.

Nearly 290,000 people around the country have been forced to seek shelter in relief camps, NDMA said in figures published on its website.

The floods began in early September, with nearly 80 killed in flash floods, mostly in the northwest and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

An NDMA spokesman said the government was not yet appealing for foreign assistance.

"The government's point of view is that the situation will be handled from own resources," Ahmad Kamal told AFP.

More than a million acres (400,000 hectares) of crops have been destroyed by the floods across the country, NDMA said, and nearly 8,000 cattle have been killed.

UN children's agency UNICEF, quoting a separate flood assessment, said at least 2.8 million people had been affected, including 1.4 million children, of whom more than 390,000 are under five.

UNICEF said it was providing 183,000 people a day with drinking water but warned it urgently needed more funds.

"Children from very poor families are among the worst affected by the severe flooding and they need our immediate help," said UNICEF Pakistan Deputy Representative Karen Allen.

"UNICEF urgently needs $15.4 million to scale up its water, sanitation and hygiene response to reach around 400,000 people over the next three to six months."

UNICEF said that according to its assessment, more than half of those affected by the floods were concentrated in just five districts, two each in Sindh and Baluchistan and one in Punjab.

It said 360,000 people had been left without shelter and three quarters of children in the five worst-affected districts were unable to go to school, either because the buildings have been destroyed or because they are being used as temporary shelters.

The UN agency voiced particular concern about children forced from their homes, saying loss of access to safe water supplies left them vulnerable to diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, measles, polio and pneumonia.

More than 20,000 families in Sindh have been provided with hygiene kits including water purification tablets, UNICEF said, as part of efforts to prevent deadly water-borne diseases.


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« Reply #187 on: October 12, 2012, 09:56:50 am »

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/19_killed_1500_fishermen_missing_in_Bangladesh_storm_999.html

19 killed, 1,500 fishermen missing in Bangladesh storm
by Staff Writers
Dhaka (AFP) Oct 11, 2012

At least 19 people were killed and an estimated 1,500 fishermen are missing after tropical storms smashed into Bangladesh's southern coastal islands and districts early Thursday, police said.

Police said at least 1,500 mud, tin and straw-built houses were also levelled in the storms that swept Bhola, Hatiya and Sandwip Islands and half a dozen coastal districts after Wednesday midnight.

At the worst-hit island of Hatiya, at least seven people were killed after they were buried under their houses or hit by fallen trees, said local police chief Moktar Hossain. More than 1,000 houses were flattened.

"More than 100 fishing trawlers, each carrying at least 10 fishermen, have been missing since the storm," he told AFP, calling it one of the most powerful in decades.

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« Reply #188 on: October 14, 2012, 09:48:56 am »

Spring snow falls in NSW and ACT(Australia)

10/12/12

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/snow-falls-in-nsw-and-act/story-fnbzs1v0-1226494350357


SNOW has fallen across New South Wales and the ACT as a cold snap hits the region.

The unseasonal weather saw residents in areas including the Blue Mountains and southern tablelands waking up to snow on Friday.

There is also snow around Canberra, following the coldest October day there in more than 40 years. There was a maximum temperature of 8C in the Canberra area on Thursday, 11 degrees below the October average and the coldest since 1967.

Overnight snow fell in the hills between Canberra and Bungendore and in areas around Goulburn and Crookwell to the north.

The Bureau of Meteorology said many areas could see snow, frost and hail as the result of a low pressure system moving across NSW.

"We've had quite a few reports of snow. We're expecting snow down to 700m over many parts of the state," said meteorologist Julie Evans.

There has been 2.5cm of snow on the ground reported at Nerriga, in the southern tablelands. In the Blue Mountains, snow has been falling between Blackheath and Katoomba.

Sussex Inlet on the south coast experienced a thunderstorm about 4am on Friday, with "extensive small hail" falling, Ms Evans said.

"We do get this late season snow but it doesn't happen very often," she added.

"The last time was in 2008 when we saw snow in the Snowy Mountains and central tablelands in November."

In some areas, the temperatures will struggle to reach double figures on Friday, with central western Orange seeing a high of 9C. On Saturday, temperatures will dip below zero with Walcha, in the state's north, due to get a low of -4C.

The low pressure was expected to affect Sydney in the form of heavy rain on Friday, along with a "sharp increase in wind", Ms Evans said.

Coastal areas will bear the brunt and surfing conditions were described by the meteorologist as dangerous.

On Saturday there is likely to be extensive frost up and down the tablelands but temperatures are set to improve across the state as the weekend progresses.

Ausgrid has warned residents in Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter Valley to beware of powerlines that may have fallen as a result of the bad weather.

Ulladulla on the NSW south coast was hit by strong winds and rainfall.

The town saw 225mm of rain fall in less than 24 hours and there were gusts of 47 knots on Friday morning, approaching 90km an hour.

South of the town, heavy storms led to even higher falls, with 288mm at Burrill Lake in the same period.

In Sydney, large swells caused the cancellation of ferries between Manly and Circular Quay.

The Great Western Highway has been closed in both directions at Wentworth Falls due to heavy snow and black ice.

The cold front  had already swept through South Australia, causing unseasonal snow flurries around Adelaide and trapping a schoolgroup who were hiking in Victoria.

In Queensland, there also have been reports of sleet hitting part of the state's southeast.
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« Reply #189 on: October 15, 2012, 11:03:22 pm »

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Bill-Read-s-Blog-Rare-Tropical-Cyclone-in-Indian-Ocean/-/1735978/16988520/-/uwvmejz/-/index.html

10/15/12

Bill Read's Blog: Rare Tropical Cyclone in Indian Ocean

HOUSTON -
Tropical Cyclone Anais is estimated to have a maximum wind of 115 mph as of early this morning, which is equivalent to a category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.

The southwestern Indian Ocean is prone to tropical cyclones but what makes Anais so rare is that it is occurring in October, which is early springtime in the southern Hemisphere.

The peak period for tropical events in this part of the world is normally during our winter months of January-March.

Anais is forecast to move southwest in the general direction of Madagascar for the next five days and weaken as it moves into cooler waters and unfavorable winds.

We rarely hear much about the southern Indian Ocean storms as the area has little land and the storms mostly stay at sea.

Occasionally Madagascar or the island nations of Mauritius and Reunion will take a hit, and more rarely a storm will reach mainland Africa.

Forecast responsibility for this region is through the French weather service, Meteo France, located in La Reunion to the east of Madagascar.

The countries in the Indian Ocean simply refer to these storms as Tropical Cyclones, regardless of intensity.

Tropical Cyclone Anais is the same thing as a hurricane in the Atlantic or typhoon in the western Pacific.

However, note that it rotates the opposite direction, clockwise, because it is in the southern Hemisphere.

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« Reply #190 on: October 18, 2012, 09:23:21 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19995084

18 October 2012 Last updated at 13:16 ET
UK experiences 'weirdest' weather

The UK has experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say.

The driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before.

The scientists said there was no evidence that the weather changes were a result of Man-made climate change.

But experts from three bodies warned the UK must plan for periodic swings of drought conditions and flooding.

The warning came from the Environment Agency, Met Office and Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) at a joint briefing in London.

Terry Marsh, from the CEH, said there was no close modern precedent for the extraordinary switch in river flows. The nearest comparison was 1903 but this year was, he said, truly remarkable.

What was also remarkable - and also fortunate - was that more people did not suffer from flooding. Indeed, one major message of the briefing was that society has been steadily increasing its resilience to floods.

Paul Mustow, head of flood management at the Environment Agency, told BBC News that 4,500 properties had been flooded this year.

"But if you look back to 2007 when over 55,000 properties were flooded, we were relatively lucky - if lucky is the right word - for the impacts we saw this summer," he said.

"The rainfall patterns affected different areas - and also there were periods of respite between the rain which lessened the impact."

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He said 53,000 properties would have been flooded this year without flood defences. In total, he said, 190,000 properties had received flood protection in recent years.

Mr Mustow claimed that flood defences repaid their investment by a factor of 8-1 but admitted that continuing to invest would be a "challenge", after government cuts to planned projects.

But he said that new streams of joint funding from local authorities and private developers had allowed 60 schemes to happen that otherwise would not have gone ahead.

He said: "We have to get our heads round the possibility now that we're going to have to move very quickly from drought to flood - with river levels very high and very low over a short period of time.

"We used to say we had a traditional flood season in winter - now often it's in summer. This is an integrated problem - there's no one thing that's going to solve it. The situation is changing all the time."

But scientists present from the Met Office and CEH said not much could be read into the weird weather. Terry Marsh from CEH said: "Rainfall charts show no compelling long-term trend - the annual precipitation table shows lots of variability."

Sarah Jackson from the Met Office confirmed that it did not discern any pattern that suggested Man-made climate change was at play in UK rainfall - although if temperatures rise as projected in future, that would lead to warmer air being able to carry more moisture to fall as rain.

She said that this year's conditions were partly caused by a move to a negative phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation which would be likely to lead to more frequent cold, drier winters - like the 1960s - and also wetter summers for 10-20 years.

"Longer term we will see a trend to drier summers but superimposed on that we will always see natural variability," she said.

Whatever happens with the weather, the Environment Agency expects that more and more people will be protected from floods and droughts thanks to water sharing between farmers, water transfer between water companies, and better management of leaks and demand.

But Mr Mustow admitted that much more needed to be done to ensure that farmers did not increase flood risk with land drainage schemes and that developers and builders ensured that new developments allowed water to drain into the soil rather than flushing into the sewers.
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« Reply #191 on: October 19, 2012, 10:26:04 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/dust-storm-shuts-down-interstate-northern-okla-214800712.html

Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla.

10/19/12

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions.

In a scene reminiscent of the Dust Bowl days, choking dust suspended on strong wind gusts shrouded Interstate 35, which links Dallas and Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Mo. Video from television station helicopters showed the four-lane highway virtually disappearing into billowing dust on the harsh landscape near Blackwell, plus dozens of vehicles scattered in the median and on the shoulders.

"I've never seen anything like this," said Jodi Palmer, a dispatcher with the Kay County Sheriff's Office. "In this area alone, the dirt is blowing because we've been in a drought. I think from the drought everything's so dry and the wind is high."

The highway patrol said the dust storm caused a multi-car accident, and local police said nearly three dozen cars and tractor-trailers were involved. Blackwell Police Chief Fred LeValley said nine people were injured, but there were no fatalities.

State transportation workers were called into to close the highway between U.S. 60 and Oklahoma 11, an 8-mile stretch of the cross-country roadway.

"We have very high winds and blowing dust causing a near blackout condition," Capt. James West of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Thursday afternoon. He said visibility was less than 10 feet.

The stretch of closed roadway reopened Thursday evening after crews cleaned up debris and waited for winds to die down, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Cole Hackett said.

The area is just south of the Kansas state line in far northern Oklahoma. Interstate 35 runs from the Mexican border in south Texas to Duluth, Minn.

A red flag fire warning was in place for parts of northern Oklahoma on Thursday, as was a blowing dust advisory.

The National Weather Service forecast for the area said winds would subside to 20 mph or lower overnight but that gusts as high as 28 mph could continue. Calm winds were expected by Friday night.

The area has suffered through an extended drought and many farmers had recently loosened the soil while preparing for the winter wheat season.

"You have the perfect combination of extended drought in that area ... and we have the extremely strong winds," said Gary McManus, the Oklahoma associate state climatologist
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"Also, the timing is bad because a lot of those farm fields are bare. The soil is so dry, it's like powder. Basically what you have is a whole bunch of topsoil waiting for the wind to blow it away. It's no different from the 1930s than it is now."

Steve Austin, a Kay County commissioner, said visibility was terrible.

"It looked like a huge fog was over the city of Ponca City," he said. "We've had dust storms before, but I don't remember anything of this magnitude in years."
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« Reply #192 on: October 22, 2012, 09:53:36 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/califs-first-storm-season-drops-2-feet-snow-234939698.html

10/22/12

Calif's first storm of season drops 2 feet of snow

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California on Monday as the first major storm of the season spawned at least one tornado, brought out snow plows on Interstate 80 and showered the rest of the parched region with much-needed rain.

The tornado touched down 40 miles north of Sacramento. Only minor damage was reported when it hit at 3:15 p.m. near Yuba City.

There were several other reports of funnel clouds north of Sacramento, but no others touched down, said National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Kurth.

Forecasters were calling for up to 2 feet of snow at the highest elevations in the northern Sierra Nevada, a good sign for a state dependent on winter snow accumulation for its water supply.

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« Reply #193 on: October 24, 2012, 05:35:08 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19995084

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UK experiences 'weirdest' weather


Speaking of 'weird' weather - here in North Texas, it's at this time every year when the trees turn reddish/orangish, and the leaves fall to the ground. However, NOT this year for some reason - the trees are STILL green, and HARDLY ANY leaves have even touched the ground. When you look around here, you would think it's either STILL Spring or Summer. And November is right around the corner now?

Anyone else experiencing this in your neck of the woods? I seem to be reading reports of 'weird' weather in many parts of the earth as well.
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« Reply #194 on: October 25, 2012, 06:00:31 pm »

I'm from DFW area (native) - no that is not normal. Now living in The Land of Nod (LA) - WEIRD here with weather too plus mold, fungus (severe rust &peach tree curl on plants) - Thanks Chemtrails!
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« Reply #195 on: October 31, 2012, 10:04:44 pm »

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/10/31/india-cyclone-nilam.html

10/31/12

Cyclone Nilam slams India, after flooding Sri Lanka
 
Schools close, tens of thousands move to higher ground


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Posted: Oct 31, 2012 5:34 PM ET

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2012 5:30 PM ET

More than 100,000 people were forced to leave their homes Wednesday as a tropical storm slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal, officials say.
 
The storm left at least two people dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, the Press Trust of India news agency said.
 
Rain lashed the region and strong winds uprooted trees in some places. Weather officials said the storm had maximum winds of 75 kilometres per hour after making landfall.

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« Reply #196 on: November 01, 2012, 03:42:03 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/around-the-world-abc-news/extreme-global-weather-unprecedented-normal-022221532.html

10/31/12


A rising death toll, the catastrophic flooding and destruction of entire neighborhoods, and billions of dollars in property damage. The impact of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast earlier this week, will be felt for years, both in the United States and in the Caribbean region where it had earlier killed more than 70 people.

Sandy is being called the "Storm of the Century" but floods, droughts, heat waves and storms are only expected to get worse — with every part of the world facing deadlier and costlier weather disasters.

Much of the world has experienced devastating weather conditions this year. Across eastern and western Africa, a one-two punch of severe drought followed by torrential rains resulted in flash flooding and the deaths and displacement of hundreds of thousands. Drought was also the worst it's been in a quarter century in the United States, shriveling corn crops and boosting prices worldwide. And over the last week, typhoon Son-Tinh has wreaked havoc on Southeast Asia, killing dozens and damaging homes and crops.

So what's causing these extreme weather events and their widespread devastation? A special report issued earlier this year by the IPCC — the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — points to a combination of human-caused global warming, shifts in population, and poverty. And though political wrangling over global warming continues in the United States, 7 in 10 Americans now believe in the science behind climate change and how it can alter global weather conditions.


This week, Christiane discusses these weather extremes with Michael Oppenheimer, a professor at Princeton University. He is also one of the authors of the IPCC report.



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« Reply #197 on: November 04, 2012, 05:50:55 pm »

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/recordbreaking-heat-returning/1053440

11/4/12

An offshore flow will send temperatures soaring across Southern California all the way to the coast over the next few days.
 
A large zone of high pressure currently over the central Pacific Ocean will build into the Southwest over the next few days. This will, in turn, send the winds out of a northeasterly direction, allowing warmth to travel all the way to the coast.
 
Temperatures will heat up into the middle and upper 80s throughout the valleys of Southern California beginning Sunday.
 
The hottest day appears to be Monday when several record highs could be broken. Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s from downtown Los Angeles through Riverside and San Bernardino.

80-degree temperatures will make it all the way to the coast, impacting Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and San Diego.
 
The record high on Monday in downtown Los Angeles is 94, set all the way back in 1898. That record is in jeopardy of being broken along with a couple of others.
 
The record in Ontario is 92 set back in 1976, which could also be broken or tied.
 
Very warm temperatures will persist through Tuesday before temperatures moderate a bit on Wednesday, though it will still remain rather nice.
 
By Thursday, daytime highs will be back to normal with the return of the marine layer clouds in the late-night and early morning hours.
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« Reply #198 on: November 07, 2012, 10:22:14 am »


http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/22_dead_in_Indian_floods_60000_displaced_official_999.html
22 dead in Indian floods, 60,000 displaced: official

11/5/12

Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week, an official said Monday.

Downpours triggered by a cyclone that hit the coast last Wednesday near Chennai left hundreds of villages inundated and 60,000 people in relief camps, Karikal Valaven, a government officer overseeing emergency operations, said.

"At least 22 people have died and thousands have lost their houses. The rains have damaged all the standing crops in the coastal region," he told AFP.

Disaster response teams helped move people to higher ground in rubber boats and nearly 100 shelters were opened across the state to accommodate people fleeing the flood zone.

"The unseasonal rainfall has destroyed our crops and our entire field is submerged in water," Arku Rajaipa, a farmer in Guntur district, one of the worst-affected regions, told a local TV news channel.

"We will have to depend on the government for food the whole year."

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« Reply #199 on: November 12, 2012, 11:12:19 am »

11/12/12

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Nearly three quarters of Venice was flooded on Monday and tourists swam in St Mark's Square as a wave of bad weather swept through northern and central Italy, forcing the evacuation of 200 people from their homes in Tuscany.

Shops, homes and historic palaces filled with water in Venice and authorities said 70 percent of the lagoon city was flooded.

High water in Venice reached 149 cm (5ft), the sixth highest level since records began in 1872, forcing residents to wade through waist-deep water. Tourists in swimming costumes sat at cafe tables under the water.

There was no immediate estimate of damage to the beautiful northeastern city.

In Tuscany, 23 centimetres (9 inches) of rain fell in four hours, causing the Ricortola and Parmignola rivers to flood, according to the regional government.

"It has been devastating," said Roberto Pucci, the mayor of Massa Carrara in Tuscany, one of the worst hit areas.

"I saw at least six bridges destroyed in the hills, floods, landslides, vineyards and olive groves swept away. If there hasn't been a death it's a miracle," he told Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Local media said dozens of people took refuge on their roofs after rivers burst their banks in central Italy.

Environment Minister Corrado Clini called for more funding to shore up Italy's weather defences. Bad weather with torrential rain was due to continue through Tuesday, forecasters said.

It was the fourth time since 2000 that Venice had been hit by record high water, and the city's environment officer said the latest flooding was the result of global climate change.

A barrier to protect the city from repeated winter flooding, which has been planned for decades, is due to be finished by 2015.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer and Naomi O'Leary; editing by Barry Moody)
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« Reply #200 on: November 12, 2012, 12:58:18 pm »

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the city's environment officer said the latest flooding was the result of global climate change.

 Cheesy Well yeah, the climate changed! It started raining and the city, which is sinking into the sea, flooded. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #201 on: November 18, 2012, 09:57:53 am »

Lighting strikes 24,000 times in NSW

11/18/12

ABOUT 24,000 lightning strikes have been recorded in wild weekend weather in NSW.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the state's highest rainfall was recorded at Coffs Harbour, with 160mm in the 24 hours to 9am (AEDT) on Sunday.

Wind gusts of up to 100km/h were also recorded in the state's north.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) was kept busy, with 150 call outs on Saturday and Sunday, most from the northern NSW township of Woodburn.

Most of the strikes occurred on Saturday in northern NSW, which was hit by a large storm cell, a spokesman from Weatherzone told AAP.

Strikes were also recorded just south of Sydney and on the south coast, where a storm whipped up a massive water spout in the ocean off Batemans Bay.

At least four houses will have to be demolished in Woodburn after a devastating storm hit at about 7pm (AEDT) on Saturday.

The town, located south of Ballina with a population of about 350, was lashed with 100km/h winds and 75mm of rain in 25 minutes.

SES local controller Jim McCormack said it was a "miracle" no one had been seriously injured.

A NSW SES spokeswoman said the south coast town of Bermagui had also been affected by storms on Sunday, with six call outs.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said there was "nothing exceptional" about forecasts across NSW for the coming week.

However, he said there was a possibility of more storms hitting northern NSW next weekend.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/flash-flooding-warning-for-northeast-nsw/story-e6frfku9-1226518885378#ixzz2CafJCoVb
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« Reply #202 on: November 19, 2012, 04:39:21 pm »

Washington state storm November 2012 NWS: Mt. Rainier, Washington, to get 118" of snow by Thanksgiving Day - via @Accu_Jesse Story metadata:
Submitted Nov. 19, 2012, 9:38 p.m. GMT from forecast.weather.gov by editor

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« Reply #203 on: November 19, 2012, 04:40:47 pm »

That storm is suppose to affect us here, dropping temps much colder.

But 118" over just 4-5 days? Wow.
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« Reply #204 on: November 24, 2012, 01:46:26 pm »

51 flood warnings, 175 flood alerts in UK, Environment Agency says - @EnvAgency

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« Reply #205 on: November 25, 2012, 11:28:57 am »

51 flood warnings, 175 flood alerts in UK, Environment Agency says - @EnvAgency




More than 800 homes flooded by storms in England and Wales, Environment Agency says - @BBCBreaking

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« Reply #206 on: November 25, 2012, 01:36:07 pm »


More than 800 homes flooded by storms in England and Wales, Environment Agency says - @BBCBreaking

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This sounds WORSE than Sandy, but it seems like the American media isn't covering it much at all.
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« Reply #207 on: November 26, 2012, 02:20:10 am »

I haven't seen really anything on the news about it. Truly news to me!
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« Reply #208 on: December 01, 2012, 09:08:38 pm »

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Third major storm moving into Northern California

12/1/12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday.

Residents of Northern California enjoyed just a bit of a respite, but the next storm — the third in a string of powerful weather systems to hit the region since Wednesday — is expected to force several rivers over their banks after it arrives Saturday evening, National Weather Service forecasters said.

With rivers and streams already running high and the ground saturated from the previous storms, the National Weather Service issued flood warnings early Saturday for both the Napa and Russian rivers, two rivers north of San Francisco with a history of flooding, National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Strudley said.

"Some roads will become inundated and some of the agricultural areas will take on some water," Strudley said.

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« Reply #209 on: December 03, 2012, 01:53:59 pm »

Yes, here in Texas now, it's been VERY warm recently, and I can attest to this(this article talks about Austin only, but it's pretty much been the same elsewhere)...


http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2012/12/03/december-brings-record-high-temperatures-after-november-brings-record-highs-without

12/3/12

December brings record-high temperatures after November brings record highs without rainfall

High temperatures in the Austin area have already broken records during December, after November also brought record high temperatures and, for the first time in decades, no rain in Austin for the entire month.
 
Austin saw no measurable rainfall in November, according to reports compiled on the Austin-Bergstrom Airport Area by the National Weather Service Southern Region Headquarters. According to the report, this is the first year Austin has had only trace amounts of rainfall in the month of November since 1970, more than four decades ago.
 
Record highs were set on Nov. 1 at 88 degrees and Nov. 3 at 87 degrees. High temperatures reached into the 80s on 15 days in November, and lows never reached freezing. The most days it has reached 80 degrees in the area in November was in 1931, with 17 days in the 80s.
 
Temperatures Saturday hit 83 degrees, breaking the daily record of 82 degrees set in 1954. The high reached 80 degrees Sunday, and is forecast to hit 83 degrees Monday. Previous December highs were 84 degrees Dec 2. 2007 and 86 degrees Dec. 3 1995.
 
As of the end of November, the Austin area and 81 percent of the state was in a drought classified as moderate or worse, the second of five classifications for drought severity, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. 54 percent of the state was in a drought classified as severe or worse, 25 percent was classified as extreme or worse and 8 percent was classified as exceptional.
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