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« Reply #540 on: February 07, 2015, 04:36:25 pm »

‘It’s a Mystery At This Point’: Rain With Strange Quality Falls on Northwest, Leaves Experts Baffled

Meteorologists are searching for answers after rain with a “milky” quality fell in the Pacific Northwest Friday.

Mark Turner, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Spokane, told BuzzFeed that the “dirty” rain was seen in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

No one, however, seems to know exactly what caused it.

“We have heard a few theories thus far including; volcanic ash from Mexico or Russia, dust picked up from last night’s strong winds, or perhaps ash from last year’s wildfires over SE Oregon/SW Idaho. We still don’t have a definitive answer,” the NWS Spokane said in a Facebook post.

Turner elaborated on one of the theories to BuzzFeed.

“Oregon has had strong winds,” he told the website. “It could just be that an area has been dry and strong winds kicked up some dust.”

“In some summer dry spells we’ll get big dust storms and then if it rains we can see a similar thing,” Turner added. “But the timing of this is odd.”

Others gave more weight to alternative theories.

One weather enthusiast suggested that the rain might be a result of Japan’s Sakurajima eruptions.

That theory was echoed by a local Washington state emergency office.

“We have received reports of ‘white stuff’ on vehicles,” the Walla Walla County office said in a Facebook post. “The ash is more than likely from Volcano Shiveluch in Kamchatka Krai, Russia, which spewed an ash plume to about the 22,000-foot level in late January. It has been deposited in a wide spread area, including Washington and Oregon.”

Nevertheless, no one is certain at this point what caused the mystery rain.

“While many have speculated on the origins of the residue, the truth is that we really don’t know where it came from!” the NWS Spokane said on Facebook. “We are continuing to investigate and have reached out to other offices for assistance in recreating atmospheric flows from the past several days. We’ve also reached out to other agencies that may have collected samples appropriate for testing.”

“We don’t really know,” Turner echoed to BuzzFeed. “It’s a mystery at this point.”

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« Reply #541 on: February 10, 2015, 04:50:36 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/england-digs-latest-winter-whopper-062427220.html
2/10/15
It's snow joke: More winter weather is coming to New England

BOSTON (AP) — As New Englanders dug out from 2 more feet of snow Tuesday, there appeared to be no relief in sight. Meteorologists predict more snow is on the way Thursday and perhaps this weekend in the snow-choked region.

Here's how the region is coping:

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TRAVEL WOES

Boston-area subways, trolleys and commuter rail trains remained idle Tuesday, with only limited bus service continuing.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it needed the break to clear snow and ice from tracks. Service is set to resume Wednesday.

Boston hospitals set up sleeping areas for workers, and police gave doctors and nurses rides to work. At Boston's Logan International Airport, many flights were still reporting delays through Tuesday afternoon.

Amtrak canceled train service from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston because of snow removal.

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SNOW WAY: MORE IS COMING

After a brief respite Wednesday, forecasters say much of New England is on track to get more snow Thursday and into the Friday morning commute, with 3 inches expected in Boston and 6 or more south of the city. A much larger storm could dump appreciably higher amounts Sunday into Monday, but meteorologists said it was still too early to say how much.
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TRIALS DELAYED

Two high-profile Massachusetts trials have been further delayed by the snow. State court officials said testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez would not resume until Wednesday. Jury selection for the federal trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also was called off Tuesday.

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LIBERACE'S PIANO

The roof at a Massachusetts music store that's home to a rhinestone-encrusted grand piano once owned by Liberace collapsed under the weight of snow.

Rockland Fire Chief Scott Duffey said a large section of roof fell into the showroom Tuesday morning at the Piano Mill. No one was in the building at the time. Owner Rob Norris said the Liberace piano, which has 88,888 rhinestones and has been appraised at $500,000, was not damaged.

The roof collapse was among a number reported across the state. No injuries have been reported in any of them.

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS

At least one Massachusetts school district has thrown up the white flag.

The Pentucket Regional School District near the New Hampshire border canceled classes through the rest of the week. Schools will reopen Feb. 23 when students return from their traditional weeklong winter break.

Superintendent Jeff Mulqueen says he's concerned about the safety of snow-laden school roofs.

In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh says public schools may have to consider holding Saturday classes or cutting short spring break if students lose more days to snow.

The district will already be holding classes on Evacuation Day (March 17) and Bunker Hill Day (June 17) to make up for lost time and extending the school year from June 19 to June 30, he said Tuesday.
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SNOW BUDGETS

Gov. Charlie Baker says he'll be seeking federal disaster aid for this winter's snowfall to help ease the pressure from state and local government budgets being strained by cleanup costs.

Mayor Walsh says Boston alone has spent over $30 million with more than five weeks left of winter, far exceeding its $18.5 million snow removal budget.

Baker also announced other measures Tuesday, including activating about 500 members of the state's National Guard, purchasing two snow melters that can melt up to 25 large truckloads of snow an hour and appealing to nearby Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania for additional resources.

In Massachusetts, a state trooper helped deliver a baby after the mother went into labor on the way to the hospital early Tuesday. Trooper Patrick Devin assisted in the birth and wrapped the baby boy in a blanket.
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« Reply #542 on: February 15, 2015, 06:05:32 pm »

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Latest in 'biblical' string of snowstorms slams New England
2/15/15

BOSTON (AP) — Another weekend, another major snowstorm: The latest system to sweep the Northeast brought another foot to Boston — on top of 6 feet that has fallen over the last month — and tested New Englanders who say the winter is beginning to feel like one without end.

Even after the storm, forecasters warned of exceptionally cold air, perhaps the coldest in years. Strong winds that were expected to continue into Monday reduced visibility, created drifts and complicated an ongoing cleanup effort. Forecasters were talking about another storm on the horizon for midweek.

"It's historic. It's biblical," attorney Frank Libby said he walked down a deserted street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. "I think we're in uncharted territory. People just don't know how to deal with the logistics of it."

He had one message for Mother Nature: "Give us a break."

A DEEP FREEZE

A bone-chilling blast of cold, with lows of minus-10 degrees was in the Sunday night forecast in parts of the region. The temperatures are expected to be the coldest of the season, according to the National Weather Service.

"We're dropping below zero and wind chills will be dropping to 20 below and maybe minus-25 by morning," said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson. "People should take it seriously. It is the coldest in Massachusetts in many years."

The Arctic cold front already had settled over Michigan by midday Sunday, sending temperatures plunging to minus-27 in the Upper Peninsula.

Allan Tufankjian of Scituate, Massachusetts, said it's discouraging every time he looks at the forecast.

"If saw one day that was above freezing, I'd be very happy," he said. "I looked seven days ahead and every single day, the highest temperature I could see is 26 degrees."

Tufankjian was shoveling away a snowdrift from his home's backup generator to have it ready in case they lost power.

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SNOW TOTALS

Some areas of New England reported nearly 2 feet of snow from the storm including Acushnet, Massachusetts, with 22 inches, and Salisbury with 20.5 inches. Boston recorded 13 inches of new snow. At the easternmost tip of Maine, Lubechad had 2 feet.

With many intersections already clogged by soaring snow banks, forces mobilized before the storm to remove piles of snow. Massachusetts called up the National Guard troops to help and Hanscom Air Force base outside Boston became a staging area for heavy equipment pouring in from eight other Northeast states.
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LIGHTNING AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS

Although the storm did not bring the eye-popping snow totals of others this season, it made its presence felt with lightning strikes and strong winds that left visibility close to zero for stretches along the coast.

"Oh my goodness, it's a whiteout!" said Sue Baker of Lubec, Maine, observing the wind blowing outside her bed and breakfast, the Peacock House.

The Coast Guard said it rescued an Australian father-son sailing team whose boat lost power and had its sails torn in 60 mph winds about 140 miles southeast of Nantucket.

In Vermont, the wind was enough to force shut-down of the Lake Champlain ferry cross between Charlotte and Essex, New York.

On Cape Ann north of Boston, Patrick McGehee said he was awed by lightning strikes early Sunday morning when he took out his dog.

"I wasn't sure what was going on, if it was some kind of spiritual event or what," said McGehee, the owner of the Mary's by the Sea summer rental business in Rockport. "The whole sky lit up like somebody lit up a lightbulb."


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PLANNING AN ESCAPE

The Klose family — Clint, Sue and daughters Caitlin and Kiersten — attacked a mountain of snow in front of their Concord, New Hampshire, house Sunday morning. Just last week, Clint Klose booked a trip for the girls and him to Orlando, Florida.

"You just need a break!" he said. "We need some Vitamin D that we've been deprived of."

Klose said the family wouldn't forget this winter.

"I would say it's been the harshest winter in the shortest amount of time," he said. "In the past five weeks, it's just been a slamming event and a slamming event and a slamming event one after the other."

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STOCKING PROVISIONS

Regal Marketplace, a variety store in Whitman, Massachusetts, opened Sunday despite heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions. It did brisk business as plow drivers stopped in for coffee and energy drinks. People who live in the neighborhood also came in for staples like bread and milk, but also a little something to get them through the storm — liquor.

"We're never closed — no matter what — and people know that," said Bob Derochea, one of the store's managers. "They're going to be stuck in their houses, so they come in to buy alcohol so they can have a couple of highballs or whatever."

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SOUTHERN SNOW TOO?

New Englanders won't be the only ones with the winter blues, forecasters say. A snowstorm could bring 6 to 9 inches to parts of Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. Freezing rain was forecast for northern Mississippi and 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet will be possible in north Georgia.

The storm also threatened Atlanta, where just over a year ago an ice storm trapped commuters for hours on the region's freeways.
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2/17/15
Snow and ice hit South, Mid-Atlantic in latest winter storm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A snow and ice storm blasted parts of the Mid-Atlantic and the South on Tuesday, creating treacherous road conditions and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

Officials — hoping to avoid a repeat of disastrous winter 2014 storms, when rush-hour traffic and a thin coating of ice left people stuck in cars or abandoning vehicles in Atlanta and Raleigh — urged people to stay off the roads in several states, but wrecks were reported along slick streets.

Schools and offices closed for the day, outages hit especially hard in the Carolinas and Georgia, and hundreds of flights were canceled.

In Durham, N.C., the snow on the roads was mostly untouched — indicating that drivers were probably listening to warnings.

"It doesn't look like there's a whole lot of tracks," said Frank Garrard, 65, a retired plumbing contractor. "Maybe they're getting smart enough not to venture out."

Joe Peldunas — a New Jersey native — shrugged about Southerners and snow. "They don't know how to drive," he said.

As Peldunas shoveled his driveway, no one else in the quiet Durham neighborhood was out. "In New Jersey, as soon as the snow stops, we get up and start shoveling," he said.

The storm also was affecting businesses. Khalil Ghanayem, whose family owns a restaurant that doubles as a Subway restaurant and coffee shop, says about 15 customers had come in by 9:30 — a fraction of their normal rush hour business. Still, those who came were glad they were open.

"They are just sitting at home, but they really want coffee and donuts," he said.

Central North Carolina expected about a quarter inch of snow and ice. Up to 3 inches of snow and sleet was forecast for the northeastern part of the state.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said at a morning news conference that 56,000 utility customers were without power as of 7 a.m., with most of the outages occurring in south-central North Carolina. And McCrory said a 19-year-old woman had died when she lost control of her vehicle in Hertford County. He did not provide further details.

McCrory and emergency officials warned of treacherous conditions further into the work week, with low temperatures likely to freeze or refreeze what fell.

"I cannot stress this enough — please stay off the roads until conditions improve," McCrory said. "This is not your typical North Carolina winter storm. The extended low temperatures ... will make this a very dangerous event for several days. ... We're going to have major black ice issues."

In Greenville, S.C., a place unaccustomed to nasty winter weather, the roads were coated with a half inch of ice. Despite warnings not to drive, deliveryman Vincent Nash was out trying to work.

"You have to be careful. People don't know how to drive in this weather," he said. His advice: "Go slow. Don't be in a hurry."

James and Mary Campbell also were among the few out driving, searching for an open spot for breakfast. They weren't too worried, saying it would warm up soon, but Mary had one concern: that the flowers that were starting to come up in her yard would die. "I can't wait until spring," she said.

In Washington, some areas saw 2 to 6 inches of snow, and the storm was the worst of the season, said Andy Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"It certainly pales in comparison to anything happening in Boston, but it's the most snow that we've seen here in one shot," he said.


The federal government closed its Washington-area offices for nonemergency personnel. The closure — the first of the winter — was expected to keep tens of thousands of commuters off the roads and rails Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Brenda Lane, 55, used a broom to brush off her car. She expected it would take about an hour to free it — she planned to take her time before heading to work at a grocery store in suburban Maryland.

"There's no sense getting mad at it," she said. "I deal with what the Lord sends my way."

The storm had initially moved across Arkansas and Kentucky, dispersing snow, sleet and freezing rain that prompted power outages, fender benders and other woes.

Freezing rain fell as far south as Mississippi. In Virginia, more than 500 wrecks were reported, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. More than 125 Virginia National Guardsmen were poised to help stranded motorists and clean up storm debris.

In Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, streets were clear but fairly quiet Tuesday morning. A man who hands out a free newspaper at the Metro gave copies to the few riders.

In Richmond, Scott Birch, 62, he told his crew of 35 at his roofing company to take the day off. He expects that on Wednesday, they'll be out shoveling snow off roofs.

"Once this stuff starts melting there is a lot of weight," Birch said.

Outside the South, other states also dealt with recent snowfall. More than 8 inches fell in parts of Indiana. Southern New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia residents also coped with several inches of accumulation.

And from north to south, bitterly cold temperatures piled on as people shoveled snow or dealt with ice. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras revelers on "Fat Tuesday" were forced to button up, with unseasonably low temperatures in the 30s and 40s.
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« Reply #544 on: February 20, 2015, 04:51:11 pm »

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Destruction as massive cyclones hit Australia
2/20/15

Yeppoon (Australia) (AFP) - Two powerful cyclones pounded Australia Friday, leaving a trail of destruction with houses ripped apart, trees uprooted and electricity cut to thousands of people, but authorities expressed relief there were no fatalities.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a top-rating category five storm, slammed into the Queensland coast just after 2200 GMT Thursday with its landfall coming just hours after Cyclone Lam hit further north.

The category four Lam caused extensive damage to remote Aboriginal communities near Elcho Island, some 500 kilometres (310 miles) east of the Northern Territory capital Darwin, including Milingimbi, Ramingining, and Gapuwiyak.

Meanwhile, howling winds and torrential rain had residents hunkering down to wait out the terrifying conditions whipped up by Marcia which landed near Shoalwater Bay, a town of 16,000 people some 670 kilometres north of Brisbane.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said while there had been "a lot of structural damage" in the towns of Yeppoon and Rockhampton as the storm passed through, "thankfully to date there is no loss of life".

"The good news is that the cyclone has now been classified, downgraded to a category two," she said.

An assessment of the damage around the two towns would be carried out by helicopters on Saturday, Palaszczuk said, with two Australian military aircraft assisting, weather permitting.

Queensland's state emergency service said that so far they had only received reports of "some minor injuries", but that no one was known to be seriously hurt or missing.

Rockhampton mayor Margaret Strelow said there were 268 reports of structural damage and localised flooding with "many people without power".

Palaszczuk added that fears a separate weather system inundating the state's southeast with heavy rain could became as severe as the 2011 floods -- when the east coast city of Brisbane was brought to a standstill for several days -- had now eased.


Officials originally forecast Yeppoon to bear the brunt of the storm's eye but Palaszczuk said it only "grazed" the town en route south towards the much bigger Rockhampton, home to some 80,000 people.

Despite that, there was extensive damage to property in Yeppoon with roofs torn off and some homes virtually destroyed, and more than 30,000 people left without power in the region.

"I don't care about the house whatsoever -- our family's here so we can start again," Simone O'Leary told reporters from an evacuation centre in the town.

"We're all safe and that's all that matters."

Images posted to national broadcaster ABC's website showed what appeared to be the remains of small homes which had crumbled into the ocean as big seas eroded the beach on Great Keppel Island, off Yeppoon.

"Three houses have gone into the ocean," island resident Margaret Gearin told the ABC.
 
- Massive seas -

Roiling seas, a deluge of rain, and gusts of up to 295 kilometres per hour (182 miles per hour) were experienced along the central Queensland coast with a storm surge predicted to raise sea levels three metres (10 feet) higher than normal.

The storm was weakening as it headed south but still packing a powerful punch with the impact being felt over a wide area, officials said late Friday.

The first cyclone, Lam, has also since been downgraded to a tropical low, with very heavy rain expected to cause flooding.

"Initial indications are that there has been substantial damage, initial reports are the airstrip is still intact but covered with debris," regional police commander Bruce Porter said of the Elcho Island community, which was without power and water.

"There are downed power lines. There are a number of trees down and many roads are impassable and we do have a number of buildings and houses that have been severely damaged."


Residents as far away as Brisbane sandbagged their homes and cleared properties of objects that could be whipped away by the wind, while Australia's Channel Nine network showed images of a shark washed ashore by the waves.

Dozens of schools were closed and businesses shuttered as a series of domestic flights were cancelled.

Queensland has been smashed by several major storms and cyclones over the past few years with Cyclone Oswald, also a category five, flooding parts of the state in 2013, racking up insurance claims of some Aus$977 million (US$765 million).
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'Siberian Express' in eastern US continues into next week
2/20/15

The deep freeze that broke records in hundreds of cities across the eastern half of the United States on Friday will last most of next week.

Another widespread round of ice, snow or freezing rain is set to start falling Saturday from Missouri to the mid-Atlantic and as far south as Alabama and Georgia.

"Higher amounts over the next two days will probably be across southern Indiana and Illinois and eastward through Ohio into western Pennsylvania," said Bruce Sullivan, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "That's where it looks like the jackpot will be."

But even before the latest snowstorm, residents had to deal with school cancellations, power outages, road hazards and water main breaks from the punishing cold.

Here's a look at the latest weather and the effect it is having around the country:
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SIBERIAN EXPRESS?

"Polar vortex" is so last year. Forecasters are calling the record-setting bout of icy air the "Siberian Express" because winds coming from Russia are traveling over the Arctic Circle and pushing into Canada and the United States.

"We can almost show the trajectory from Siberia all the way to the U.S.," Sullivan said, noting meteorologists began using the term long ago.

Despite being the buzzword of winter 2014, polar vortex also has been used for decades in meteorology. It is a pocket of very cold air that typically swirls around the North Pole.

"Sometimes little pieces break off," Sullivan said. That has also happened this week, meaning a frosty one-two punch.
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NASA SHIVERS

Schools in Alabama sent students home early and NASA shut down its Huntsville facility Friday as a storm began unloading ice, sleet and snow.

The weather service said roads were impassable in at least seven counties.


Dozens of school systems dismissed students early or canceled classes altogether. NASA closed early at its Marshall Space Flight Center because of deteriorating road conditions.

Huntsville and the rest of the state's northeastern corner is under a winter storm warning through early Saturday, and forecasters say much of northern Alabama and Georgia could get snow and sleet, including metro Atlanta.

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BONE-CHILLING AND RECORD-BREAKING

Bitter cold temperatures have shattered decades-old records from Cincinnati to Washington to New York.

The National Weather Service said the low Friday got down to 6 degrees at Reagan National Airport, just across the Potomac River from Washington. At Baltimore's airport, the temperature dipped to a record low 2 degrees.

In western Pennsylvania, temperatures dipped to minus 18 in New Castle, minus 15 in Butler and 6 below zero in Pittsburgh — all records.

Records also were set at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey (1 degree); Trenton, N.J. (zero degrees); New York's Central Park (2 degrees); and Cincinnati (12 degrees below zero).


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FROZEN FERRIES

A Boston-bound commuter ferry carrying more than 100 passengers had trouble steering in the ice and had to be towed to port.

The ferry Massachusetts departed Hingham at about 8:30 a.m. Friday right behind an ice breaker, said Alison Nolan, an official with Boston Harbor Cruises. After the ferry went off course, the ice breaker towed it to Boston, arriving about 45 minutes later than normal. No one was hurt and the boat was not damaged.

Ferry service was canceled elsewhere in the Northeast. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which connects Delaware and New Jersey, halted operations because of ice and wind. Ferries on New York's East River also were canceled.

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ANOTHER KIND OF ISLAND LIVING

The Virginia National Guard flew in food, medicine and mail to an ice-bound fishing and tourism outpost in the middle of Chesapeake Bay, 14 miles from the mainland.

The mayor of Tangier Island, Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge, played down its plight but said medicines were essential for those who could not get off the island. Tangier has no drugstore.

"But you know, we're not starving out here," he said. "This happens when you live in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay."

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NIAGARA FALLS SPECTACLE DRAWS TOURISTS

The deep freeze transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures.

The Niagara River is flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren't completely frozen.

But days of subzero temperatures have created a thick coating of ice and snow on every surface near the falls, including railings, trees and boulders. The massive ice buildup has become a tourist magnet.
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« Reply #546 on: February 22, 2015, 05:23:06 pm »

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Storms, freezing temps cause 21 deaths in Tennessee
2/22/15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the storms and freezing temperatures this past week in Tennessee caused 21 deaths, including 11 attributed to hypothermia.

Gov. Bill Haslam elevated Tennessee on Saturday to a higher level state of emergency, meaning hard-hit areas may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

Forecasters say the heavy precipitation has gone, but most of the state will see low temperatures in the teens to mid-20s the rest of the week.

Parts of the state could get about a half-inch of snow Sunday night, with some freezing rain and sleet in parts of West Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, there are still slightly more than 44,000 power outages in the state.
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Ice storm slams U.S. Southwest, nearly 1,500 flights canceled
2/23/15

DALLAS (Reuters) - An ice storm that hit wide parts of Texas and neighboring states on Monday knocked out power to thousands of people, led to hundreds of traffic accidents and caused nearly 1,500 flight cancellations nationwide.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern Texas, including Dallas, southern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. The storm that packed high winds and dumped freezing rain has covered highways in the area with sheets of ice, and authorities advised commuters to stay off the roads.

At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the busiest in the United States and a hub for American Airlines, nearly 1,100 flights were canceled as of noon CST, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. At Love Field in Dallas, a major airport for Southwest Airlines, more than 100 flights were canceled, it said.

In Tennessee, at least 22 people have been killed in the past few days due to icy, winter conditions, the state's Emergency Management Agency said.

Eleven people have died in Kentucky due to the snow and ice that began pummeling the state on Feb. 16, officials said.

Texas schools were closed on Monday around Dallas and Fort Worth, one of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, while traffic on highways was sparse. Iced-over trees knocked down power lines, leaving thousands without electricity, officials said.

BreeAnna Moore, 27, skipped driving to work in Fort Worth after watching live traffic camera footage.

"I really can't afford to miss a day, but then again I don't think it's worth my life or my car trying to make it in," she said.

The trial of the man accused of killing Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who was the inspiration for the movie "American Sniper," was called off on Monday due to ice that coated the Texas city of Stephenville.

In Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson allowed most state employees in affected areas to report to work two hours later than usual.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state of emergency late Sunday due to the storm. Schools and state offices in 23 Louisiana parishes were closed, his office said.

Salt trucks were deployed in Oklahoma, where about an inch of ice and snow coated roads.

Along the East Coast and in northern states, millions of people were also in store for another bone-chilling blast of arctic air on Monday following a weekend snow storm, the Weather Service said.
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No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US
2/24/15

A wide swath of the country shivered in freezing, record-breaking temperatures while other areas saw more winter precipitation Tuesday.

A mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain hit parts of the southern Plains and the South, where school districts in more than a half-dozen states from Texas eastward canceled or delayed classes.

Meanwhile, the East Coast endured colder-than-usual weather. Temperatures were well below average in many spots, and even far below zero.

The wintry weather showed no sign of letting up: Especially in the South, many folks braced for more storms later this week.

Here's a look at what's happening:

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Blizzard conditions hit parts of Upper Midwest
3/3/15

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest got some of the winter they had so far missed on Tuesday, as snow and high winds made travel treacherous in some areas.

A blizzard warning was out for parts of Minnesota and South Dakota, where winds gusting up to 50 mph were expected to stir up the new of 2 to 6 inches of snowfall.

Meteorologist Jim Taggart with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota, said the state has seen about half its usual snowfall this season. But the quick-hitting storm could be winter's last blast for the region, said Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner. Forecasts call for high temperatures above freezing this weekend and into next week.

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TOUGH TRAVELING

Authorities closed a slippery stretch of Interstate 94 in central Minnesota due to numerous accidents. The most serious involved a semi that hit a car whose driver had pulled over to change a tire, said State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. One person in the car was hurt.

Snow turned the morning commute in the Twin Cities into a slippery mess. The Patrol reported more than 100 crashes and over 20 vehicles that slid off roads or spun out. A state trooper's squad car was struck and badly damaged on I-494 near Concord in South St. Paul, Minnesota, while that trooper was investigating a crash. Nielson said the trooper had to be extricated and was taken to a hospital the injury was not life-threatening.

One person died in a crash on Highway 41 in Brown County of northeastern Wisconsin. At least four school buses got stuck in traffic behind the crash scene.

The storm forced officials to temporarily close the Apostle Islands ice caves to tourists. Around 12,000 people have visited the ice caves along the south shore of Lake Superior since they opened over the weekend. But the National Park Service said high winds and blowing snow could make the ice leading to the caves unsafe. The earliest the caves will reopen is Thursday.

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PRAIRIE PROBLEMS

Many schools from the eastern Dakotas to western Minnesota delayed classes or closed for the day. South Dakota's Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist warned it would be "a dangerous spring storm."

"I think all of the truck drivers have taken off," said Jessica Martin, who works at the Crossroads Truck Stop in the eastern South Dakota town of Colman. "Just another day in South Dakota. We're way ready for spring."

Heavy snow and gusty winds also struck much of Wyoming, causing road closures and prompting transport officials to warn against all but essential travel across much of the state.

Icy roads were making travel treacherous in Iowa and Nebraska, leading to at least one fatal traffic accident in Omaha. Rain and freezing rain remained in the forecast for both states.

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ST. PATRICK'S PLEA IN BOSTON

Organizers of Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade say the event will go on as planned March 15, despite the 8½ feet of snow that has fallen on the city this winter — but they are asking for help in clearing the route.

Brian Mahoney, commander of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, is asking unions, businesses and residents to help shovel snow. He said it would be impossible to postpone the parade.

The city is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record. Sunday's snowfall brought the city's total to 103.9 inches. It needs 3.7 inches more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6. Snow forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday could tip that total over the edge, according to Frank Nocera, a NWS meteorologist in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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WASHINGTON WOES

The mid-Atlantic region braced for another shot of snow, sleet and freezing rain in time for the evening rush hour. A winter weather advisory was effect in the Baltimore and Washington areas.

The federal government in the Washington region was open, but workers were given the option of taking unscheduled leave or teleworking. Several school systems canceled evening events and a few closed early.

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SNOWY NORTHERN ARIZONA

Out West, a winter storm that dumped heavy snow on northern Arizona all but departed Tuesday, although weather officials warned of scattered rain. Many schools remained closed for a second day.

Further south in the state, meanwhile, the weather service said Phoenix recorded an average high of 77.5 degrees last month — it's second warmest February on record.
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3/25/15
1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in a mobile home park near suburban Sand Springs that was nearly destroyed Wednesday amid severe weather. It wasn't yet clear whether it was a tornado or straight-line winds that hit the park, which McKelvey said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers. McKelvey said he believed at least 15 people were hurt, but he did not have an exact number yet.

"It could have been much worse," he said.

Tornadoes were seen elsewhere in Oklahoma, as well as in Arkansas, but no injuries were reported from those.

A small tornado swept across parts of Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb where 24 people died in a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado in 2013. Other twisters formed along a line from southwest of Oklahoma City to east of Tulsa, and some touched down in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas.

Until Tuesday, when a waterspout formed over an Arkansas lake, the U.S. hadn't had a tornado in more than a month.

Television video Wednesday evening showed roof damage in a Moore neighborhood — the Moore storm two years ago scraped lots to their foundations. A glass door at the Tulsa building that houses the National Weather Service office was smashed, and several cars in the parking lot lost their windows.

Don Ruffin said he and a neighbor were at a convenience store in far southeast Moore when he saw the tornado approaching.

"I don't know how close it was to us, but it looked like it was coming toward us, and so we didn't take any chances," Ruffin said. "We got in our vehicles, ran home and got in our shelters."

Ruffin said after the storm passed, there were some fences knocked down and "patio furniture thrown everywhere."

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said statewide, nearly 80,000 power outages were reported. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said an overturned tractor-trailer had snarled traffic on Interstate 35, a major north-south route.

"Those troopers are working their guts out there right now," Lt. John Vincent said.

The tornado season usually ramps up for parts of the U.S. in March, but weather patterns funneled cold air into much of the country, depriving the atmosphere of the warm, moist air necessary to form bad storms for most of the month.

That all changed this week. Southerly winds pushed temperatures into the 70s and 80s across the Ozarks and Southern Plains, while weather fronts churned the air into Wednesday's storms.

Meteorologist Jeff Hood in Little Rock said a weak waterspout tornado briefly touched down in Bull Shoals Lake in Marion County in northwest Arkansas on Tuesday night. He said it will likely be classified an EF0 — the weakest tornado with wind speeds of 65 to 85 mph. A waterspout forms over water. The tornado never made it onto land, and there were no reports of damage.

"This will be the 'tornado' that breaks the drought for March," Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center, said before Wednesday's storms hit.

Before this week, only about two-dozen twisters had been recorded this year during a period when about 120 are typical. The last time the U.S. had no twisters in March was nearly 50 years ago, according to figures from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
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Large tornado causes significant damage in central Illinois
4/10/15

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.

One person was killed in Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 residents, and seven were taken to area hospitals for their injuries, Matthew Knott, division chief for the Rockford Fire Department, said at a news conference early Friday.

Every home in the town was affected, authorities said. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said in a news release that approximately 15 to 20 were totally destroyed.

Authorities said that they were fairly confident there were no more victims among the debris but that they would be working Friday to account for every single resident, including those who may have left town before the storm.

The National Weather Service tweeted around 7 p.m. that a tornado was on the ground in nearby Rochelle and urged residents to seek shelter immediately.

Robin Biggs, an employee at the Super 8 motel in Rochelle, which is about 80 miles west of Chicago, said she took video of the storm, which she said "took everything out in its path."

"I have lived her 18 years, and I have never seen a tornado that big or stay on the ground that long. ... This just stayed down and went all the way across the horizon," she said.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian Van Vickle said in a news conference that about 20 homes there were severely damaged or destroyed, but no deaths or significant injuries were reported. Ogle County is adjacent to DeKalb County.

Van Vickle said 12 people were trapped in the basement of Grubsteakers, a Rochelle restaurant that collapsed during the storm.

One of those rescued from the restaurant, Raymond Kramer, 81, told Chicago's WLS-TV that he was trapped with 11 others in the storm cellar for 90 minutes. They were freed only after emergency crews removed debris that had fallen over them. He said none of those rescued was injured.

Kramer said he and his wife pulled over at Grubsteakers just moments before the tornado struck. He said he was taking photos of the storm from the doorway when the restaurant owner ordered everyone into the storm cellar.

"No sooner did we get down there, when it hit the building and laid a whole metal wall on top of the doors where we went into the storm cellar," Kramer said. "When the tornado hit, we all got a dust bath. Everyone in there got shattered with dust and debris falling out of the rafters."

Trees were uprooted, power lines were down and debris was everywhere surrounding the restaurant Thursday night.


The tornado was part of a storm that tracked across at least five counties, according to the Weather Service.

Radar and reports from trained spotters also show the storms produced "at the very least" one other tornado in northern Illinois.

Three damage survey teams will assess the areas tomorrow to determine the exact location and magnitude of the tornadoes.

The severe weather, the region's first widespread bout, forced the cancellation of more than 850 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and dozens of others at the city's Midway International Airport.

The National Weather Service's "enhanced risk" area stretched from northeast Texas to Michigan, Wisconsin and across the upper Midwest. Forecasters say Philadelphia, Washington and other parts of the Atlantic coast could see the same weather patterns Friday, including Augusta, Georgia, where the Masters golf tournament is taking place through the weekend.

"It's quite an expansive area," said Greg Carbin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

A severe thunderstorm that brought high winds and rain through East Texas on Thursday night damaged the roof of a nursing home in Longview, causing its evacuation. No injuries were immediately reported. Thousands were without power in the region.

Earlier Thursday, the Davenport, Iowa, office of the Weather Service said it had received multiple reports of tornadoes in Scott and Clinton counties in the far eastern part of the state. At least one tornado had touched down earlier Thursday evening in rural Donahue, about 15 miles north of Davenport. The Weather Service had no reports of injuries from those storms.

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in central Missouri when storms toppled trees, utility poles and billboards.
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4/15/15
Suspected tornado picks up Jeep with occupants in Oregon parking lot

Reuters) - A rare suspected tornado in Oregon swept across a parking lot at a community college in the city of Eugene, lifting up a Jeep with two people inside and damaging three other vehicles, officials said on Wednesday.

Oregon gets only a handful of tornadoes each year, and they are usually weak, said National Weather Service meteorologist Liana Ramirez. She said meteorologists believe this was a small tornado and are working to confirm that determination.

No one was injured from the suspected tornado on Tuesday afternoon at Lane Community College in Eugene, about 100 miles (161 km) south of Portland, officials said.

The Jeep with the two people sitting inside was lifted about 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the ground before dropping back down, according to Joan Aschim, a spokeswoman for the college.

"I'm sure it was frightening for the two occupants," Aschim said, adding that few people were in the parking lot at the time.

A car was flipped around in the air and landed on another vehicle, and a fourth vehicle was flipped over and landed on its roof, Aschim said.

The Oregonian newspaper on its website posted photos submitted by a student at the college showing a sedan lying on its roof on a grassy space in the parking lot and another vehicle with part of its roof and windshield caved in.
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 More than 430 people die in heatwave sweeping India, temperatures reach 118F (48C) in some areas - @BBCNews
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Houston swamped with 100,000 gallons of raw sewage, thousands of homes destroyed, and 21 dead: Officials warn that dam is on the brink of failure and say Texas could be hit by MORE flooding

    Several more inches of rain were expected through the weekend in already soaked Texas and Oklahoma
    The death count was expected to rise as floodwaters slowly recede -- though the rains weren't expected to fully abate any time soon
    Over 11 inches of had fallen in parts of Houston, America's fourth largest city, where flooded highways have forced hundreds to abandon their cars
    A Houston wastewater treatment plant overflowed Tuesday thanks to a flooded bayou, spilling 100,000 gallons of untreated sewage into surrounding waters
    People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to spill its banks about 30 miles west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night
    Meanwhile, a Dallas-area dam on Wednesday threatened to overflow and flood a major highway with FEET of water as officials told around 25 households in the area to evacuate



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Texas floods: Enough rain to cover entire state with 8 inches of water in May

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So much rain has fallen this May on flood-ravaged Texas that it could cover the entire state with 8 inches of water, meteorologists say. Every drop of rain these days is a drop too many in much of Texas, where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster.

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Cyclone Ashooba might hit Omani coasts
Authorities say they are fully prepared as the storm is expected to move northwest

6/8/15

Muscat: The deep depression in the southeast Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclone storm called ‘Ashooba’ and is approximately 950 km from the southeast island of Masirah off Oman’s coast.

The cyclone is expected to move northwest of the Arabian Sea in the coming two days, according to the Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) statement.

Winds at the centre of the depression are currently around 65-74 kmph.

However, the course of the storm can change at anytime, it said.

Heavy rainfall
Heavy rainfall is expected to lash the south coasts of the Sharqiah governorate in the coming 48 hours and the sea will be very rough.

Tropical storm expected in next 24 hours
An official at the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) told Gulf News that they are fully prepared for the cyclone should it reach.

Meanwhile, Khalid Al Jahawari, an expert at Oman’s Meteorology department says he expects Ashooba to weaken as it approaches the Omani coast.

For a 10 day weather forecast, visit the GulfNews.com weather page.

Oman is usually hit with such storms around June and July.

Two major cyclones hit Oman in the past eight years: Cyclone Gonu in June 2007 and Phet in June 2010.

More than 70 people were killed due to the two cyclones and over 4 billion Omani riyals in damage was sustained.
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Downpour causes flash floods in Metro Manila, nearby areas
Rains occur as Central Luzon is reeling from drought

6/8/15

Manila: A heavy afternoon downpour caused flooding in Metro Manila stranding hundreds of motorists, particularly in Central and Northern parts of the metropolis.

Heavy rain started to fall at round 3.30pm on Monday leaving roads in Metro Manila’s biggest suburb, Quezon City, as well as the city of Manila, submerged in at least 30 centimetres to a metre deep of water.

The rain lasted for at least an hour and according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the floodwaters had subsided by 4.30pm.

The flooding had submerged the Quezon City juncture of the main road artery, the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue as well as other main thoroughfares.

The flash flood occurred just before rush hour and by 5pm traffic was already flowing at its normal, slow pace.

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6/20/2015 — SOFTBALL SIZED HAIL IN SOUTH DAKOTA — MAJOR SUPERCELL STORM PRODUCES TORNADOES + LARGE HAIL
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Amazing videos are surfacing from around Rapid City South Dakota following a large supercell thunderstorm outbreak yesterday – June 19, 2015.

The RADAR feed (seen below) shows the storm as it developed and progressed in a near direct line towards the RADAR station transmitter.

Literally making a direct path towards the tower, and becoming the most intense as it passed nearby the NWS office.

See video of the event here from a dedicated group of storm chasers who I watch weekly — I recommend you subscribe to their channel immediately :



Clearly the hailstones were very large.  Measuring near 3+ inches in diameter.



Main stream media report on this severe weather outbreak:

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CHICAGO WEATHER: TORNADO RIPS THROUGH COAL CITY; SUBLETTE CAMPGROUND 'DECIMATED' BY STORMS
6/23/15

CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least five tornadoes touched down in north central Illinois, the National Weather Service confirms. Those tornadoes touched down in Will, Kankakee, Lee, Grundy and LaSalle counties.

The National Weather Service said the towns of Coal City, Sublette and Mendota were among the hardest hit by Monday night's severe weather. Officials said damage survey teams will be dispatched later Tuesday morning to those communities, as well as Harmon, Ottawa, Morris, Braidwood and Momence.

About 17,200 ComEd customers are without power as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Most of the outages are in Dixon, Sterling, Coal City and Joliet. At the height of the storm, more than 55,000 customers were in the dark. ComEd aims to have power restored to all customers by around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Governor Bruce Rauner declared Grundy and Lee counties disaster areas on Tuesday and made state resources available to help tornado victims. He activated the State Emergency Operations Center Monday night to make crews and equipment available to help local emergency responders.

SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN SUBLETTE

Storms slammed the community of Sublette in Lee County Monday night. Sublette is about 100 miles west of Chicago.

Sublette Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Schultz said Tuesday that the damage to Woodhaven Lakes, a private campground spanning 1,800 acres, is much worse than he originally anticipated.

"At this point in time, the best word to describe it is 'decimated.' There are trailers in trees. There are trailers upside down. We have liquefied petroleum gas that is in the trees. It is the worst thing I have ever seen," Schultz said.


The damage spans about 700 acres in the southern half of the park. Woodhaven is blocked to anyone trying to get inside. Schultz said five people were injured during the storms.

"We did transport one person to the hospital and we have four walking wounded that were treated by the paramedics or EMTs at the scene and refused care," Schultz said.

Gov. Rauner deployed an 80-member search and rescue team to help look for people who may be trapped at Woodhaven.

Richard Bolin, who was camping at Woodhaven when the tornado struck, said he was lucky.

"Total devastation. All my neighbors have trees down on all their campers. I got lucky. I have my boat and my camper here. Missed all of my stuff by inches. I drove down here from the Fairdale, Kirkland area because we just had a major tornado there. I wanted to see what it was like. It was exactly like that," Bolin said.

Schultz said NWS has not confirmed a tornado in Sublette. Damage assessment teams will be on the ground Tuesday.

COAL CITY TORNADO CLEANUP

A tornado struck Coal City around 10 p.m. Monday, the second in just under two years. The community of around 5,000 is located about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

Wilmington Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Todd Friddle said five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries overnight. There have been no reports of fatalities.

Many survivors were pulled from their basements, Friddle said, once rescue teams were able to get to them. A secondary search is scheduled for Tuesday to make sure everyone is accounted for.

Wilmington Fire is among 35 other agencies who responded to Coal City to help after the tornado touched down. Residents said they heard tornado sirens go off and took cover. Later, they heard a deafening roar as the twister moved overhead.

"I looked out the back door and stuff started blasting the house. So, I ran for the bathroom. I came out ten minutes later and... smashed," Matthew Richardson said.

"All the trees are down, all the power lines are gone. My neighbor's roof is gone. My cars are buried. Power lines are on my car. My wife's car is surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees. I lost probably five trees. My roof is leaking in three different places," Glenn Root said.

Coal City Village Administrator Matt Fritz said multiple subdivisions on the south side of town were damaged. Mayor Terry Halliday said the tornado formed near Coal City High School on the west side of town and moved southeast.

"It's eerily close to the damage we saw about a year and a half ago," Friddle added.

Fire Station No. 2 was struck by lightning during the storm, which caused a communications tower to fall on the building. But emergency crews were able to respond out of the station soon after the damage occurred.

I-55 near Reed Road was shut down for hours overnight because high tension power lines from the Braidwood nuclear plant were downed across the interstate. I-55 has since reopened.

Many of the roads leading into Coal City are blocked Tuesday morning because it is too dangerous to go in. Workers are walking through the rubble to assess damage. They said some buildings were wiped out entirely and there are natural gas leaks in many homes. Overhead wires are hanging low enough to connect with larger vehicles.

Friddle said many Coal City emergency workers' homes were damaged by the tornado, including the fire chief.

An emergency shelter was established at Coal City High School at 650 West Division Street for residents in need. The American Red Cross and United Methodist Church are coordinating efforts to help them.

Fritz said a hotline (815-518-3047) will be available around 9:30 a.m. to connect volunteers with affected residents. Volunteers will be welcome once the area is deemed safe.

The Community Foundation of Grundy County's website has further information about how people can help. Mayor Halliday said cash donations will be the best way to assist affected residents.

The Grundy County Community Organizations Active in Disaster Facebook page will also be used to coordinate volunteers and donations.
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« Reply #561 on: June 26, 2015, 05:34:12 am »

Gigantic, near record-size hailstone pounds northern Maryland

As a violent thunderstorm tore through northern Maryland Tuesday evening, it unloaded massive hail – large enough to rank among the biggest in Maryland state weather records.

Nicka Pohl shared with Capital Weather Gang the photo of a softball-size, spiked hailstone measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter, which fell near Timonium. Hail larger than golf balls fell throughout the Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, and Timonium areas in northern Baltimore County.

The hail dented cars all over the area and smashed back windows, Pohl said.

Christopher Strong, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office serving Washington and Baltimore area, said Maryland records show there have been only two instances of hail larger than the 4-inch stone Pohl collected.  Hail measuring 4.5 inches in diameter was observed in LaPlata in 2002 when a large, violent F4 tornado swept through the area.  And a stone measuring 4.5 inches was reported in Baltimore in 1970.

The thunderstorms that produced the hail formed thanks to a very unstable air mass and strong wind shear (increase in winds with altitude) ahead of a cold front approaching from the northwest.

A nearly solid band of thunderstorms, called a squall line, swept through during rush hour (image below).

Embedded in this line, just north of Baltimore, was a powerful storm cell rocketing up to nearly 65,000 feet. Convective cloud tops reaching this altitude are rare, likely the top 5 percent of the most vigorous cells in the D.C.-Baltimore region, as elucidated by weather radar.

Can large hail be identified on weather radar?

The answer is yes, although indirectly. Radar works by sending out intermittent, brief pulses of microwave energy sideways through the atmosphere. Those pulses bounce off hydrometeors (rain drops, hailstones); the strength of the returned signal, called radar reflectivity, is displayed using a logarithmic scale (dBZ) and correlated to precipitation intensity. The radar operator uses a color enhancement scheme to distinguish among the intensity of return signals. Returned power levels of 50-55 dBZ indicate torrential rain on the order of several inches per hour.

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« Reply #562 on: June 29, 2015, 02:19:20 pm »

http://dutchsinse.com/6282015-man-made-tornado-forms-over-jacksonville-florida-international-airport-naval-submarine-base/
6/28/15
6/28/2015 — MAN MADE TORNADO FORMS OVER JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT / NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE(Videos in link)

How many times is too many times before people realize high power microwave transmissions are inducing rotation above the transmitters?

Today, June 28, a rare tornado was detected (rotation forming) DIRECTLY over the NEXRAD RADAR transmitter located along the flank of the Jacksonville Florida International Airport / Naval submarine base (NSB).

his has happened far too many times for us to overlook at this point, especially since the experiments have been done proving that rotation DOES INDEED FORM over a microwave transmitter.

The more power behind the transmission, the greater the rotation above the transmitter in the sky — proved by peer reviewed experiments done by European scientists recently.

NEXRAD RADAR is across the S-band / 2-3GHz microwave frequencies, at approximately 750,000watts.  In comparison, your kitchen microwave most likely also is working in the 2-3GHz band, but at 1,000 watts and enclosed in a faraday cage (metal box) to stop the microwaves from escaping.

The NEXRAD RADAR transmitter is designed to send a signal 750times more powerful than your kitchen microwave up into the sky to “observe” the weather.  They can “target” a pulse of microwaves down to a few hundred meters across at a fair distance from the transmitter.

As you can see in these feeds below from the NEXRAD RADAR stream itself, there were a series of Microwave pulses done from the transmitter BEFORE the storms kicked up, and came directly to the transmitter.

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Specifically, it is now proved that microwave transmitters can (and do) induce rotation over the transmission location.

It is also proved that microwave transmissions can strip ions / electrons from the atmosphere, which induces CCN formation (cloud condensation nuclei). RADAR pulses (aka HAARP rings) are proved to induce CCN and rotation:

Together, microwaves can induce rotation, and induce water vapor — thus a man-made frequency induced storm is made.

We have seen this happen far too often to be coincidence, or chance.

The experiments proving the science behind HOW this is occurring have been done by reputable professionals, and well known institutions.

Tornadoes happening at all times of the year, winter, summer, fall, spring… irrespective of location …. from Key West Florida to Seattle Washington… time after time we see tornado formation, damaging winds, and hail develop directly near (in some cases directly over) high power microwave transmitter.
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« Reply #563 on: July 01, 2015, 10:19:53 pm »

Europe hit by soaring temperatures of over 40C
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33341325
7/1/15

Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures reaching above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, the elderly and vulnerable.

Spain and Portugal are already on alert after temperatures reached as high as 44C in the Spanish city of Cordoba earlier in the week.

The hot weather has now reached France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. It was the UK's hottest day since 2006.

The high temperatures are likely to stay for a few more days.

Paris registered temperatures of 40C, bringing back painful memories of the heat wave in 2003, that killed nearly 15,000 people. Officials in the French capital have opened special air-conditioned rooms to the public and are checking on the elderly, AFP news agency reports.

In the UK, temperatures of 34C were recorded - it's hottest in nine years. At the Wimbledon Championships, the roof of the centre court was closed to protect the playing surface from the heat and spectators were advised to wear hats.

In Spain, warnings have already been issued to more than 40 provinces and a red alert given to the southern city of Cordoba. Neighbouring Portugal has also placed four regions on an orange alert, the second highest level possible.

Both countries have warned that the searing heat will substantially increase the risk of forest fires.

While the warmer weather is being enjoyed by many, governments advise people to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, use sunscreen when outside and drink plenty of water.
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« Reply #564 on: July 09, 2015, 11:40:41 am »

http://rt.com/news/272578-italy-tornado-mira-menegazzo/
Italians shoot powerful tornado near Venice from their car (VIDEO)
Published time: July 09, 2015 06:37
Edited time: July 09, 2015 09:31

A powerful tornado ripped through the Mira community in northeastern Italy, a couple of miles west of Venice, near the Adriatic Sea. Unaccustomed to the phenomenon, the Italians were shocked, disconcerted and alarmed by the event.

A video posted on Facebook by Carlotta Menegazzo shows a classic cone-shaped whirlwind twisting across the town of 40,000 citizens, sucking up everything it can, damaging houses and businesses.

The tornado killed one person by lifting a car off the ground, in which driver died on impact when the vehicle hit the ground, Corriere reported. More than 30 citizens have been injured, among them an eight-year-old girl who survived a lightning strike at her relatives’ home in Carnia.
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« Reply #565 on: August 03, 2015, 08:39:33 am »

Mideast Hit With 165F Heat, 'Highest Ever Recorded'

"That was one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen — and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world," AccuWeather meteorologist Anthony Saglia told The Telegraph of the 165-degree heat-index reading in the western Iran city of Bandar Mahshahr.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/mideast-heat-165F-highest/2015/08/01/id/664984/?ns_mail_uid=612513&ns_mail_job=1630224_08012015&s=al&dkt_nbr=grljgkiu
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« Reply #566 on: August 06, 2015, 06:02:31 pm »

Tokyo Endures Longest Heat Wave Ever Recorded; Death Toll Surges to 55 in Japan
Tokyo reached 35.1 degrees Celsius (95.2 degrees Fahrenheit) Wednesday, marking its fifth consecutive day of highs at or above 35 C (95 F). According to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, this set a new all-time record for the most consecutive days at or above that threshold since records began in central Tokyo in June 1875.   
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China on yellow alert for high temperatures
Temperatures in most of the affected regions will exceed 35 degrees Celsius rising to as much as 42 degrees Celsius (107 F)in some areas, according to the NMC. 
http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2015-08/06/content_36236559.htm
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« Reply #567 on: August 31, 2015, 02:44:26 pm »

Apocalyptical hailstorm kills 3 and floods Ecatepec and Coacalco, State of Mexico

No it didn’t snow in Mexico!
That’s just hail that has accumulated on the streets after a giant and extreme hailstorm swept through Ecatepec and Coacalco killing two in Mexico.



lots of pics: http://strangesounds.org/2015/08/apocalyptical-hailstorm-kills-3-and-floods-ecatepec-and-coacalco-state-of-mexico.html
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« Reply #568 on: September 10, 2015, 12:42:07 pm »

Extreme lightning storms are increasing around our planet.
So does the number of lightning fatalities around the world. Climate change? Well nobody knows actually.

Yesterday, 19 people were killed in multiple lightning-strikes in five Andhra Pradesh districts. Moreover 8 lost their lives in Nabarangpur district in south Odisha, India. Always in the same region, three persons were struck dead by lightning in separate incidents at Sattenapalli mandal on Friday.

In Africa, lightning killed seven people and injured six others during a football game in Kween District, Uganda. Meanwhile, lightning strikes killed at least ten people and while over 30 others were injured in Western and Northern provinces of Rwanda.

This guy from Seneca, SC – you know the Seneca Booms – was hit by lightning eleven times and is not dead yet. Pretty resistant , isn’t it?

And these two girls were killed by lightning while swimming in the sea in Mexico just when a sudden build up in front of them.

The number of death by lightning has considerably increased in the USA too. In July 2015, the number of lightning deaths in the U.S. reached 22. This number is well above the five-year average of 13.4 by this point in the year.

So what’s going on? Are deadly lightning strikes due to poor infrastructures or the increased planetary chaos…

http://strangesounds.org/2015/09/deadly-lightning-strikes-are-increasing-around-the-world-and-nobody-knows-why.html
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« Reply #569 on: October 01, 2015, 10:58:28 am »

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1 dies in flooding as storms threaten to move up East Coast
10/1/15

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One person died Thursday as heavy flooding submerged cars and closed streets in South Carolina, and the drenching storms were expected to move up the East Coast, a region already walloped by rain.

Governors up and down the coast warned residents to prepare. The rains could cause power outages and close more roads. The approach of Hurricane Joaquin — a major Category 3 storm set to wallop the Bahamas and move toward the U.S. — could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm's path.

"Our state has seen the damage that extreme weather can cause time and time again - and I am urging New Yorkers to take precautions for more heavy storms in the coming days," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

In Spartanburg, South Carolina, the heavy rains flooded and closed streets. Several cars were submerged in flash floods. One man was rescued Thursday morning after his vehicle was swept off the road where a culvert had washed out, Doug Bryson with Spartanburg County Emergency Management told local news outlets. The man managed to cling to a tree and was taken to a hospital for treatment, though there was no immediate word on his condition.

Another person died in the street flooding, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger told news outlets, but his name hadn't been released.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Joaquin was bearing down on the Bahamas, and forecasters said the storm is likely to strengthen as it makes its way toward the U.S.

But no matter which way Joaquin heads, an area of low pressure in the Southeast and a front stalled over the East Coast will pull moisture from the Atlantic Ocean, causing rain over the next few days, said Bruce Terry, lead forecaster for the government's Weather Prediction Center. The National Weather Service predicts as much as 10 inches for some areas.

"The bottom line is: We are expecting very heavy rains all the way from the Carolinas up into New England," he said.

The heaviest rain is expected in wide swaths of North Carolina and Virginia, along with parts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, according to a National Weather Service forecast map.

In North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory said emergency management officials are preparing for expected floods by readying supplies and going over readiness checklists.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon, which allows emergency responders to begin to prepare for the storms.

He also issued tips to residents, including that "when roads are flooded, turn around and drive to a safe location.

"It may save your life."

Officials were closely watching the progress of the hurricane, though its path was far from certain. So far, there's been little consensus among computer-prediction models for the hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami sent a plane aloft Wednesday to gather data about Joaquin that will hopefully "get those models into better agreement," said Rick Knabb, the center's director.

"We're going to be throwing a lot more aircraft resources at this problem over the next few days," he said.

Storms in recent days have already caused misery in southwest Virginia. In Salem on Tuesday, 30 members of a water-rescue team removed 100 people from a low-lying apartment complex and trailer park.

To the west in Elliston, Shannon Sledd waited out the storm in the house she shares with her disabled parents and her two sons. Floodwaters up to 5 feet deep rose up to her front door, but didn't get inside.

"My mom and dad are really nervous," Sledd said. "We might have to get out."

In North Carolina, steady rains have already disrupted communities from the central part of the state to the coast.

Some roads were closed Wednesday in Guilford County, and emergency medical service Director Don Campbell said he feared that more rain expected through the weekend would topple trees and knock out power.

Along the coast, parts of North Topsail Beach eroded from rains and an unusually high tide over the weekend, so officials were watching the hurricane's approach.

"We haven't had time to recover from last weekend," said Carin Faulkner, the assistant town manager.

In New England, downpours Wednesday led to flooding. Western Massachusetts got up to 5 inches in just hours, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall totals topped 6 inches in Maine and 5 inches in New Hampshire, leading to flash flood warnings. The University of Southern Maine canceled classes at its Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses.

More than 6,000 power outages were reported in Maine.

College student Krystal Diaz said her commute by bus to downtown Providence, Rhode Island, from nearby Johnston had been especially long because of poor visibility and heavy traffic.

"Buses were going slow," Diaz said. "I was late for one of my classes."
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