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« Reply #90 on: June 07, 2012, 01:42:40 pm »

Hottest rain on record? Rain falls at 109°F in Saudi Arabia

6/7/12

Pilgrims to the holy city of Mekkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia must have been astonished on Tuesday afternoon, when the weather transformed from widespread dust with a temperature of 113°F (45°C) to a thunderstorm with rain. Remarkably, the air temperature during the thunderstorm was a sizzling 109°F (43°C), and the relative humidity a scant 18%. It is exceedingly rare to get rain when the temperature rises above 100°F, since those kind of temperatures usually require a high pressure system with sinking air that discourages rainfall. However, on June 4, a sea breeze formed along the shores of the Red Sea, and pushed inland 45 miles (71 km) to Mekkah by mid-afternoon. Moist air flowing eastwards from the Red Sea hit the boundary of the sea breeze and was forced upwards, creating rain-bearing thunderstorms. According to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, this is the highest known temperature that rain has fallen at, anywhere in the world. He knows of one other case where rain occurred at 109°F (43°C): in Marrakech, Morocco on July 10, 2010. A thunderstorm that began at 5 pm local time brought rain at a remarkably low humidity of 14%, cooling the temperature down to 91°F within an hour.

More like a hot shower than a cooling rain?
Thunderstorms often produce big drops of cold rain, since these raindrops form several thousand meters high in the atmosphere, where temperatures are much cooler than near the surface. Some drops even get their start as snow or ice particles, which melt on the way to the surface. Additional cooling of the drops occurs due to evaporation on the way down. However, in the case of the June 4, 2012 Mekkah storm, I think the rain was probably more like a hot shower. Large raindrops, like the kind thunderstorms produce, fall at a speed of about 10 meters per second. A balloon sounding of the upper atmosphere taken at 3 pm local time at a nearby station (Al-Midinah) found that the bottom 1000 meters of the atmosphere was 97°F (36°C) or warmer. Thus, the thunderstorms' raindrops would have been subjected to 100 seconds of some very hot air on the way to the surface, likely warming them above 100°F by the time they hit the ground. A classic 1948 study of raindrops found that, in many cases, raindrop temperatures start off cold in the first few minutes of a rain shower, then warm up to within 1°C (1.8°F) of the air temperature within a few minutes. With the air temperature a sizzling 109°F (43°C) at the time of the June 4 thunderstorm in Mekkah, the raindrops could easily have been heated to a temperature of over 105°F (41°C) by the time they reached the surface!

How hot can it be and still rain?
If substantial amounts of liquid water are present on the Earth, the planet will experience rain, as long as some mechanism to lift the warm, moist air and cause condensation can be found. If the climate continues to warm as expected, we should see an increasing number of cases where it rains at temperatures well above 100°F. On Saturday, June 2, the temperature in Mekkah hit 51.4°C (124.5°F), a new record for the city, and just 1.1°F (0.6°C) below the all-time hottest temperature record for Saudi Arabia (125.6°F, or 52°C, recorded at Jeddah on June 22, 2010.) I expect that 20 - 40 years from now, we'll begin seeing occasional cases where rain falls at a temperature above 117°F (47°C) in the desert regions of North Africa and the Middle East.

I'll have a new post by Friday afternoon.

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« Reply #91 on: June 08, 2012, 11:49:59 am »

VIDEO: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/tornados-strike-from-new-jersey-to-wyoming-29596951.html

Tornados Strike From New Jersey to Wyoming

4 hours ago - ABC News 1:51 | 1,938 views

Video shows powerful storms disrupting events across U.S.
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« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2012, 12:14:02 pm »

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8480896

Shopping trolleys flung in Perth tornado

6/8/12

The tornado that cut a swathe through Perth's northern suburbs on Thursday was strong enough to send shopping trolleys flying, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Spokesman Neil Bennett said the tornado that hit Dianella and Morley brought wind speeds of at least 125km/h, so anyone in the area was lucky not to have been hurt by flying debris.

Estimates of wind speeds up to 180km/h were guesses and were probably too high, Mr Bennett said.

"We can't measure the winds directly, so a structural engineer goes off to look at the damage, then gives us an assessment of the type of wind speeds that may have caused that damage, so we're waiting on confirmation," Mr Bennett told AAP on Friday.

Tornadoes were not particularly unusual, with a handful usually hitting the Perth metropolitan area and South West region during the cool season from May to October, he said.

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« Reply #93 on: June 08, 2012, 12:30:58 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-highest-risk-hurricane-losses-report-120330369--sector.html

NYC at highest risk of hurricane losses: report
By Ben Berkowitz | Reuters – Thu, Jun 7, 2012.

(Reuters) - When people think of hurricane damage they usually think of Miami or New Orleans, but a new report suggests the greatest financial risk of all may be much farther north: the greater New York City area.
 
Data analysis firm CoreLogic said in a new report released on Thursday that the U.S. metropolitan area at greatest risk, both in the number of properties affected and the potential value of damage, was New York City. For the firm's purposes, the area also includes Long Island and northern New Jersey.

"The summer of 2011 gave us some startling insight into the damage that even a weak storm can cause in the New York City metro area," CoreLogic vice president Howard Botts said.
 
"Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm as it passed through New Jersey and New York City, but the impact of the storm was still estimated at as much as $6 billion."
 
It is much more likely that a hurricane will make landfall in Miami than New York. In 2012, according to landfall tables from Colorado State University, the odds are 5.3 percent for Miami and 0.2 percent for New York City. Over 50 years, the odds rise to 95.5 percent for Miami and 6.6 percent for New York.
 
Still, the risk is there, particularly from flooding. While most people associate hurricane damage with wind, the storm surge from rising waters caused by cyclones has just as much impact, if not more.

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« Reply #94 on: June 09, 2012, 11:56:51 am »

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/freak-storm-as-durban-hit-by-hail-1.1315354

Freak storm as Durban, South Africa hit by hail
June 9 2012 at 02:34pm
By ARTHI SANPATH and LYSE COMINS

A freak hailstone storm caught Durban off guard on Friday night with unconfirmed reports of damage to roof tiles, gardens and uprooted trees.

Chris Hoare, in Durban North, said hail got caught in verges and gardens, and was as much as “six inches thick”. His son and friends took pictures of themselves playing in the hail. However, some suburbs like Glenmore and Westville escaped the storm.

Wisani Maluleke, a forecaster at the Durban Weather Office, said temperatures were around 18ºC on Friday night, and large clouds were visible over Durban. “There were reports of hailstones, but we cannot say where,” Maluleke said.

A massive ice storm hit Virginia airport in Durban North. Spokesman for the Durban Air Show Ray de Vries said that this is one of the worst hailstorms the aviation fraternity had seen at the airport. “It looked strangely beautiful. The airport was closed due to dangerous conditions.”

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/10/wales-flood-victims-caravans-homes?intcmp=239

6/10/12

Wales flood victims spend night in community centres

Police estimate 1,000 people fled their homes and caravans with around 150 people sheltering in community centres


Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers spent Saturday night in refuge centres after floodwater ravaged their homes and holiday caravans in west Wales.

Around 150 people were evacuated as caravan parks and villages near Aberystwyth were inundated when more than 5 inches (13cm), twice the local average rainfall for June, fell in 24 hours.

As high river levels remained a risk in some areas, police put the overall number of people who fled their homes at 1,000.

Andy Francis, of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, told the BBC: "There's mass scale damage to caravan parks and private dwellings throughout the area.

"A lot of floodwater's gone through them, leaving a huge amount of damage, and a residual danger as well from the biohazards; from sewerage, and other contaminants.

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« Reply #96 on: June 10, 2012, 05:02:04 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/heavy-rains-flood-homes-jail-fla-panhandle-174845179.html

Heavy rains flood homes, jail in Fla. Panhandle
By KELLI KENNEDY | Associated Press – 3 hrs ago.

MIAMI (AP) — Floodwaters from torrential rains damaged homes and closed roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, cutting power to the county jail and sending residents to emergency shelters as the area braced for additional rains Sunday.

More than 600 inmates at the Escambia County Jail were without power and air conditioning after the rains left more than 5-feet of water in the bottom floor, which also houses the laundry and kitchen facilities. Extra deputies were brought in to beef up security, and generators powered lights outside the facility to shine into the jail. Officials worked Sunday to pump out the excess water and assess the damage.

"The whole electrical system is underwater. It's going to be extensive damage," said Sgt. Mike Ward.

The parking lot of the sheriff's office was completely flooded, leaving some patrol cars and other fleet vehicles with water up to the hood. Some homes and businesses also had several feet of water inside, he said. Authorities estimated $3 million to $4 million in damages at the sheriff's facilities.

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« Reply #97 on: June 12, 2012, 02:34:48 pm »

http://italychronicles.com/tornado-hits-venice/

6/12/12

At around 11am today, a tornado hit Venice in Italy.  Initial reports indicate that trees were damaged, market stalls overturned and some buildings were damaged.  No injuries have been reported,

One of the worst hit areas was the Sant’Elena island where an open air market was in progress.  The tornado caused terrified shoppers to dash for cover.

A water bus ticket office had its roof ripped off by the tornado which some reports stated was a waterspout.  A number of boats were capsized.

Around one hundred trees on Certosa Island were knocked down by the tornado and the outdoor dining area of the island’s restaurant was completely destroyed.

On Sant’Erasmo island, the roofs were removed from around a dozen houses, according to reports from emergency services in the area.  In the interests of safety, the cemetery on Sant’Erasmo island has been closed.

Here are two videos of today’s tornado:



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« Reply #98 on: June 12, 2012, 02:40:26 pm »

Bizarre ice storm lashes Donegal, Ireland in June winter like scene
 
Flooding and fierce winds as recent heatwave a fond memory


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Published Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:13 AM
 
Updated Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:13 AM


Bizarre Irish weather for June has resulted in an ice storm in Donegal and pounding rain and flooding throughout the country.

The ice storm left several inches of ice near the village of Termon in Donegal the Irish Independent reported.

Local photojournalist Frank McGettigan stated he had never seen anything like it "No one around here has ever seen anything like this in June before. It was really odd."

A Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn expalined the phenomenon "All rain starts as a frozen product," she said. "A downdraft would push the hail down quicker than it can melt, and this is not unheard of. Also, it's not particularly mild, and because the shower is so intense, the hail doesn't have time to melt and fall as rain."


Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Bizarre-ice-storm-lashes-Donegal-in-June-winter-like-scene-158073955.html#ixzz1xbrP9uzL
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« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2012, 02:43:24 pm »

http://www.news.com.au/national/widespread-damage-across-perth-and-the-south-west-as-winds-tops-120kmh/story-e6frfkvr-1226393612547#

6/13/12

Intense storm packing dangerous winds of up to 125km/h
Expected to persist into the early hours of the morning
FESA warns people to take shelter


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Wide storm front
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Neil Bennett said the winds would be particularly strong on the south coast, but would affect the entire southern half of the state.

"It is going to be really nasty down there,'' Mr Bennett said.

"Everywhere is going to be hit, but the worst of it is going to be that south coastal area.''

Mr Bennett said destructive winds could last until about 2am (WST).

"Overnight we can expect those 125km/h winds and as we've seen this week, that sort of wind is strong enough to start taking the roofs off houses.''

Mr Bennett said the storm, a typical strong winter cold front will contain thunderstorms which will bring wind gusts equally as destructive as Sunday's winds.
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« Reply #100 on: June 14, 2012, 11:00:15 pm »

For the summer here in DFW? Yeah, obviously this is RARE - I live north of Dallas, so we didn't get it, although we got alot of rain that night.

There was also a report last year in Missouri, I think, of tennis ball-sized hailstorms in May(again, RARE for that part of the country in near-summer). Almost immediately I thought of this passage in Revelation...

Rev_8:7  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Rev_11:19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Rev_16:21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great
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Published: June 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM

DALLAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Dallas residents set to work Thursday cleaning up and repairing damage from a sudden hailstorm forecasters called one of the city's worst in 10 years.
 
Tennis ball-sized hailstones began to shower down with alarming speed around 6 p.m. Wednesday, smashing windows and skylights, tearing apart trees and denting cars -- although no injuries were reported -- The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
 
"This will definitely be up there in the rankings of Dallas' worst hailstorms in the last 10 years," said Nick Hampshire of the National Weather Service.
 
Greenskeepers got busy early Thursday repairing countless divots left in the Lakewood Country Club golf course. The Lakewood Theater's tower and marquee will remain dark for some time, the handmade neon tubes destroyed by the hail.

Five lily pads on "Persian Pond" -- an installation by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly at the Dallas Arboreum -- were smashed by hailstones. Attendees of "Chihuly night" were forced to take cover when the storm hit.
 
Body shops, glass repair shops and repair services have been inundated with damage claims, some even having to turn away customers. Insurance companies buckled under an unprecedented call volume.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/06/14/Dallas-hailstorm-leaves-brutal-aftermath/UPI-66411339719365/#ixzz1xpZHlMwH
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« Reply #101 on: June 15, 2012, 06:57:56 pm »

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/storms/2012/Carlotta

Carlotta, the third named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, intensified into a hurricane roughly 330 miles southeast of Acapulco, Mexico.
 
Carlotta is moving toward the northwest, and will continue to approach the Mexican coast through Saturday morning. Hurricane warnings and hurricane watches have been posted. The western end of the hurricane warning now includes Acapulco.
 
Carlotta is undergoing rapid intensification and reached Category two status Friday afternoon. Some additional strengthening is possible before Carlotta starts to interact with the mountainous terrain of Mexico. Storm surge flooding, high surf, rip currents and high winds will be significant threats as the center of Carlotta approaches and hugs the coast.

That said, the most grave concern is Carlotta's expectation of slowing, then stalling near the Mexican coast, possibly for several days beginning later Saturday, continuing into possibly the middle of next week. Assuming the circulation of Carlotta can remain intact as it hovers, several days of torrential rainfall is likely to trigger life-threatening flooding and mudslides!
 
Rainfall totals of over a foot are possible in some areas of southern Mexico, with heavy rainfall possibly extending as far east as southern Guatemala. In particular, the flood and mudslide danger appears particularly high in the mountains of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, potentially including the hills and mountains around Acapulco. Similar past events in Mexico have produced destructive and deadly mudslides, given the mountainous terrain in the region.
 
If you have travel plans or interests in Acapulco, monitor closely the progress of Carlotta. Keep in mind that significant, dangerous rainfall-related impacts may occur well after any landfall that may occur.
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« Reply #102 on: June 18, 2012, 06:12:38 pm »

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Hurricane_Carlotta_kills_2_in_Mexico_999.html

Hurricane Carlotta kills 2 in Mexico
by Staff Writers
Oaxaca, Mexico (AFP) June 16, 2012

Two girls were killed when their house collapsed in southwestern Mexico in a mudslide under heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Carlotta, local officials said Saturday.

The two sisters -- aged seven and 13 -- died in Oaxaca, after Carlotta made landfall late Friday as a category one storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, the state institute of Civil Protection said.

Officials said the children's mother was seriously injured in the collapse of her house, made of brittle material and erected in a mountainous area near the Pacific coast.

Elsewhere in Oaxaca's coastal area, authorities reported minor property damage, including roofs torn off by the force of the winds, falling trees blocking roads, power cuts and small-scale flooding.

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« Reply #103 on: June 22, 2012, 08:39:12 am »

Dayton declares Duluth flood state of emergency

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/980231/391/Dayton-declares-Duluth-flood-state-of-emergency

6/21/12

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency and authorized the National Guard to help Duluth cope with its flood damage.
 
The governor issued the executive order Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after promising Duluth Mayor Don Ness that the state would provide all possible assistance.
 
Dayton plans to travel to Duluth on Thursday morning to discuss further how the state can help.
 
Dayton also asks people who live in or were planning to travel in the Duluth area to follow the requests of local authorities to stay off of affected roads and highways so emergency crews can do their work.
 
In Carlton, several residents have been evacuated. Some residents in Thomson Township in Carlton County were urged to leave after the Thompson Reservoir overflowed. Residents of Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood had also urged to evacuate.
 
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Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida, spawns tornadoes
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/25/12394519-slow-moving-tropical-storm-debby-drenches-florida-spawns-tornadoes?lite

Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET -- Tropical Storm Debby whipped Florida with bands of drenching rain Monday while its center was nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico. Its slow progress meant the most pressing threat from the storm was flooding, not wind.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect for parts of Florida as the storm parked offshore. A tropical storm warning for the coast of Alabama was discontinued early Monday. Yet even with the storm's center far from land, it lashed Florida with heavy rains and spawned isolated tornadoes that killed at least one person. Another person was missing in rough surf off Alabama.
 
Residents in several counties near the crook of Florida's elbow were urged to leave low-lying neighborhoods because of the threat of flooding. The storm is moving slowly, allowing its clouds more time to unload rain.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/deadly-bc-flooding-continues-to-prompt-evacuations-highway-closures/article4368207/?cmpid=rss1
Deadly B.C. flooding prompts more evacuations, highway closures

6/25/12

Hundreds of British Columbians are away from their homes, others are without clean drinking water and at least one person is dead as a weekend of heavy rain flooded homes and washed away roads in several areas of the province.

Hardest hit is Sicamous, a community of about 3,100 people north of Kelowna, where about 350 people have been ordered to leave their homes due to flooding along the Sicamous and Hummingbird Creeks.

At least one home has been swept away and many more have been damaged, along with dozens of cars after flash floods tore through Sicamous neighbourhoods, between Shuswap and Mara Lakes.

There have been smaller evacuations in other areas, such as in Valemount, just west of the B.C.-Alberta boundary near Jasper, Alta., and residents in a number of communities have been told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

In the Kootenays, emergency officials say 72-year-old Edward Posnikoff was killed Saturday night after he was swept away along with a bridge over Goose Creek.

The flooding has also made travel through the province difficult or impossible in some areas, as mudslides and floods force closures on the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke and Highway 97A south of Sicamous, and reduce traffic on other routes.
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« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2012, 10:39:32 am »

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/story/2012-06-25/tropical-storm-debby-florida/55806840/1?AID=4992781&PID=4177199&SID=1ix6r1gaqrddt

Tropical Storm Debby soaks Florida's Gulf Coast

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday, as slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby brought power outages, heavy flooding, and the prospect of 10 to 20 inches of rain to the Sunshine State.

Debby continued to spin just off the west coast of Florida. A tropical storm warning was in effect for most of Florida's Gulf coast.

While not forecast to reach hurricane strength, Debby is expected to pound Florida with heavy rain for the next few days.
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« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2012, 11:53:13 am »

http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3089-tropical-storm-debby-record.html

Tropical Storm Debby Breaks Record with Early Debut

Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer - Jun 25, 2012 03:01 PM ET

An unusually early spate of tropical storms has been keeping forecasters busy this year, and now Tropical Storm Debby, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has set a record — this season marks the first time in more than 150 years that so many storms have showed up so early.
 
"This is first time we've had four tropical storms develop in the Atlantic basin before July 1," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.
 
U.S. records for tropical storms and hurricanes stretch back to 1851, Feltgen told OurAmazingPlanet. And although Tropical Storm Debby has broken the century-and-a-half-long record, there is certainly a chance that four storms may have formed this early in the past, yet escaped notice simply because forecasters didn't have the tools to see them.
 
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http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/26/usa-storm-debby-idINL2E8HQ0DF20120626

UPDATE 4-Debby threatens more floods, tornadoes in Florida

6/26/12

* Storm prompts state of emergency in Florida

* Torrential downpours trigger flash flood warnings

* Seen moving inland by Thursday, storm may re-emerge over Atlantic

MIAMI, June 25 (Reuters) - Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby buffeted parts of Florida with driving rains and high winds on Monday, and threatened more flooding and tornadoes on Tuesday as it hovered off the state's northern Gulf of Mexico coast.

With tropical storm-force winds extending outward up to 240 miles (390 km) from its center off the northwest coastal town of Apalachicola late Monday night, forecasters said Debby menaced a broad swath of inland territory with flash floods.

"Torrential rains and flooding will continue for the next few days across portions of the Florida Panhandle and North Florida," the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

Apart from coastal flooding, from storm surge and wind-whipped rising Gulf tides, it said tornadoes were possible through Tuesday along the Florida Peninsula.

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Heavy rains and landslides in Bangladesh kill 90

Heavy rains causing multiple landslides over the past three days have killed at least 90 people in south-east Bangladesh, officials say.

Officials are describing it as the worst monsoon rainfall in years in the Chittagong region. Chittagong is the second largest city of Bangladesh.

At least 150,000 people have also been stranded by the floods, officials say.

Rescue operations are continuing but rain is hampering efforts. Flights to Chittagong airport have been cancelled.

Most rail links have also been suspended after a railway bridge collapsed. Days of heavy rain have caused mud banks to collapse, burying houses and blocking roads.

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Heat wave: 1,000+ weather records fall in U.S. in a week

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Published: 6/27/2012  4:44 PM
Last Modified: 6/27/2012  4:44 PM

Hundreds of heat-related records recently have fallen across the United States.

In the past week, 1,011 records have been broken around the country, including 251 new daily high temperature records on Tuesday.
 
Tulsa tied its calendar day record high for June 25, 105 degrees, on Monday.

The heat is creating consequences ranging from the catastrophic to the comical, from wildfires in the Rocky Mountains to frying bacon on an Oklahoma sidewalk.
 
If forecasts hold, more records could fall in the coming days in the central and western parts of the country.
 
University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver says the current heat wave "is bad now by our current definition," but that this will be "far more common in the years ahead."
 
No matter where you are this week, the objective is the same: stay cool.

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« Reply #112 on: June 28, 2012, 01:11:11 pm »

We are running 5-7 degrees above normal here, and have been all spring and into summer. It looks like a HOT summer!
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« Reply #113 on: June 28, 2012, 01:17:09 pm »

We are running 5-7 degrees above normal here, and have been all spring and into summer. It looks like a HOT summer!

Largely b/c of the rain for the first couple of weeks(late May/early June), it wasn't bad here in North Texas. However, over the last week or so, it's really gotten HOT(103 degrees yesterday).
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« Reply #114 on: June 29, 2012, 08:10:08 pm »

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Heat hub for US is Kansas farm town -- not Death Valley

Hill City resident: 'To have days on end, plus this early in the year ... that's what worries people'


Death Valley ain't got nothing on Hill City -- at least not this week. The Kansas farm town was the hottest place in the nation over the past five days and, while a bit cooler Thursday, was still a symbol for the heat wave sitting atop the central U.S. and slowly spreading east.

"We've pretty much restricted our travel and stayed indoors," Kirk Schweitzer, director of the local economic development office, told msnbc.com.

Hill City topped out at 115 degrees on Wednesday -- 8 degrees above its previous record for a June 27.
 
"To have days on end, plus this early in the year ... that's what worries people," he said. "Is this a foreshadowing of summers in years to come or just an anomaly?"
 
A Midwest town having the nation's highest temperature for five days in a row is very unusual, Chris Foltz, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told Reuters.

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« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2012, 12:02:24 pm »

The wildfires in the Rocky Mountains area, Obamacare being upheld, and now this...Yeah, God's Judgment is upon this nation...

http://news.yahoo.com/eastern-us-storms-leave-2-dead-2m-without-083953658.html

6/30/12

Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million people across the eastern United States and caused two fatalities in Virginia — including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday.

Widespread power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Earlier Friday, the nation's capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101 set in 1934.

More than 20 elderly residents at an apartment home in Indianapolis were displaced when the facility lost power due to a downed tree. Most were bused to a Red Cross facility to spend the night, and others who depend on oxygen assistance were given other accommodations, the fire department said.

The storms, sometimes packing 70 mph winds, toppled three tractor trailers on Interstate 75 near Findlay, Ohio.

Fallen trees were blamed on both deaths in Springfield, Va.

Besides the 90-year-old woman, who authorities didn't identify pending notification of kin, a man driving his car was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified him as Khiet Nguyen, 27, of Burke, Va.

In addition, a park police officer was injured by an uprooted tree in the northern Virginia county, and an 18-year-old man was struck by a power line, Jennings said. He was in stable condition after receiving CPR, she said.

"Our officers and firefighters are out there with power saws, trying to clear the streets," Jennings said.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity.

At least four utility poles fell on a road in Columbus, Ohio, making it too dangerous for people in four cars to get out, police said. One person was taken to a hospital.

As of 1 a.m. Saturday, Pepco was reporting 406,000 outages in the District of Columbia and Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Md.

"We have more than half our system down," said Pepco spokeswoman Myra Oppel. "This is definitely going to be a multi-day outage."

Amtrak suspended its service from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia due to the storms, at least until mid-morning.

In the Washington, D.C., area, the Metrorail subway trains were returned to their endpoints due to the storms and related damage, officials said.

"It has had a widespread effect on the region," Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said early Saturday. He said about 17 train stations were operating on backup power due to local power outages, but that he didn't anticipate service being disrupted on Saturday.

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Isa_1:7  Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

Isa_5:9  In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

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Eastern US storms kill 13, cut power to millions

6/30/12

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave.

Power officials said the outages wouldn't be repaired for several days to a week, likening the damage to a serious hurricane. Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia, where Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state had its largest non-hurricane outage in history, as more storms threatened. "This is a very dangerous situation," the governor said.

In West Virginia, 232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train that was blocked on both sides by trees that fell on the tracks, spending about 20 hours at a rural station before buses picked them up. And in Illinois, storm damage forced the transfer of dozens of maximum-security, mentally ill prisoners from one prison to another.

In some Virginia suburbs of Washington, emergency 911 call centers were out of service; residents were told to call local police and fire departments. Huge trees fell across streets in Washington, leaving cars crunched up next to them, and onto the fairway at the AT&T National golf tournament in Maryland. Cell phone and Internet service was spotty, gas stations shut down and residents were urged to conserve water until sewage plants returned to power.

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Extreme heat + millions without power = Dangerous situation

7/1/12

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/extreme-heat-millions-without-power-dangerous-situation-145823041.html

Extreme heat warnings were issued for 14 states on Sunday, complicating an already dangerous situation created by a massive weekend storm that killed at least 12 people and left more than 3 million without power in the mid-Atlantic.

The National Weather Service forecast excessive heat from Illinois to Georgia, a day after a deadly "derecho"--or fast-moving "straight-line" of high winds--ripped through the nation's midsection, while record triple-digit temperatures throttled several major cities. Atlanta hit 106 degrees on Saturday, one of more than 1,500 U.S. temperature records broken last week.

"It is very unsafe outdoors for those susceptible to these extreme conditions," the weather service warned. The heat combined with moderate humidity will result in heat indices topping 115 degrees.

"I'm very concerned with the problems created by the combination of power outages and severe heat," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said. Close to a million people were without power in Ohio late Saturday, and Kasich said it could take up to a week to restore power in some areas.

President Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to coordinate disaster relief in Ohio, according to Reuters. States of emergency have been declared in Ohio, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, where 232 Amtrak passengers were stranded for more than 20 hours after trees fell across the tracks on both sides of the Chicago-bound train.

"This is not a one-day situation," Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said. "It is a multi-day challenge."

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Jer 18:5  Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 
Jer 18:6  O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay [is] in the potter's hand, so [are] ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. 
Jer 18:7  [At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it]; 
Jer 18:8  If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. 
Jer 18:9  And [at what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant [it]; 
Jer 18:10  If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. 
Jer 18:11  Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. 
Jer 18:12  And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. 
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7/2/12

Eastern U.S. swelters with heat wave, power outages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Relentless heat gripped much of the eastern United States for a fourth straight day on Monday, with about 2.1 million homes and businesses without power after violent storms and soaring temperatures killed at least 18 people.

Power companies warned it could take several days to restore electricity completely in some areas as much of the United States sweltered in a heat wave. Two hundred and eighty-eight temperature records were set nationwide on Sunday.

"Above-normal temperatures will continue to affect a large portion of the country from the northern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic over the next few days," the National Weather Service said.

Many areas will see temperatures from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to more than 100 degrees (37.7 C), it said in a statement. Excessive heat warnings and advisories remained over much of the mid-Mississippi Valley and southern states.

Severe thunderstorms were possible in Kentucky and Missouri and in the north-central states, the weather agency said.

Emergencies were declared in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington because of damage from a rare "super derecho" storm packing hurricane-force winds across a 700-mile (1,100 kilometer) stretch from the Midwest to the Atlantic Ocean.

About 2.1 million homes and businesses from Illinois to New Jersey were still without power, with the biggest concentration in the Washington area.

With power lines down across the region, the U.S. government told federal workers in the Washington area they could take unscheduled leave or work from home on Monday and Tuesday.

Two of the largest property insurers, USAA and Nationwide, said they had received more than 12,000 claims in total from the weekend storms. Most were for house damage.

The storms capped a costly June for insurers, which were already facing losses of at least $1 billion from a hailstorm that ripped through Dallas.

DAMAGE TO POWER GRIDS

Thunderstorms and high winds battered eastern North Carolina on Sunday afternoon, causing three more deaths on top of at least 15 from deadly storms and heat in several states.

About 93,000 Commonwealth Edison customers in northeastern Illinois were without power from powerful storms that brought wind gusts of up to 90 mph.

Utilities in Ohio, Virginia and Maryland described damage to their power grids as catastrophic.

FirstEnergy utilities in states from Ohio to New Jersey had about 252,000 customers without power.

Pepco, which serves Washington and much of its suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, reported about 229,000 customers without power.

Baltimore Gas & Electric said about 213,000 customers remained affected. Almost 1,200 utility workers from 12 states and Canada are helping restore power or are on their way to central Maryland, the company said.

Storms killed six people in Virginia and left more than one million customers without power. Two people were killed in Maryland, officials said.

A falling tree killed two cousins, aged 2 and 7, in New Jersey. Heat was blamed for the deaths of two brothers, ages 3 and 5, in Tennessee who had been playing outside in temperatures reaching 105 (41 C).

St. Louis reported three heat-related deaths over the weekend. All were elderly and had air conditioners not in use.

AccuWeather, a weather forecaster, said the "super derecho" storm that caused the widespread damage had raced 700 miles from northern Indiana to the Atlantic coast in 12 hours.

A derecho - Spanish for "straight" - is a long-lasting wind storm that accompanies fast-moving thunderstorms or showers, AccuWeather said. The most powerful derechos are called "super derechos," described by AccuWeather as a "land hurricane."
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