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  • Surprise! New Neptune Storm Appears in a Bizarre Location

    08/03/2017 9:13:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    space.com ^ | August 3, 2017 07:33am ET | Elizabeth Howell
    A nearly Earth-size storm system was spotted near Neptune's equator, surprising scientists because no bright clouds have ever been seen in that location. The storm is about 6,000 miles (9,000 kilometers) in length ó about three-quarters Earth's diameter ó and is even huge compared to the size of Neptune: it spans nearly 30 degrees in both longitude and latitude. When astronomers studied the storm between June 26 and July 2, it appeared to get brighter. "Seeing a storm this bright at such a low latitude is extremely surprising," Ned Molter, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, said...
  • Storm Chasers: Dust Storm / Lighting Show

    06/17/2017 10:39:05 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-17-17 | JR
    Twin funnel tornado crossing a lonely road in Nebraska followed by an amazing lighting show.
  • Saturnís Hexagon Will be the Star of the Cassini Finale

    05/10/2017 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 10 May , 2017 | Matt Williams
    he Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its lifespan. This September, after spending the past twenty years in space Ė twelve and a half of which were dedicated to studying Saturn and its system of moons Ė the probe will be crash into Saturnís atmosphere. But between now and then, the probe will be making its ďGrand FinaleĒ Ė the final phase of its mission where it will dive between the planet and its rings 22 times. In addition to exploring this region of Saturn (something no other mission has done), the probe will also be using this opportunity...
  • Flyers depicting racist caricature of African-Americans found at UT

    05/02/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/2/17 | Eric Webb
    Anti-African-American flyers containing a racist slogan and imagery have been found at the University of Texas at Austin, according to reports on social media Tuesday. The flyers depict a racist caricature of a black man holding a knife and bear the words ďAround blacks ... never relax.Ē UT student Kim Nguyen said she found a flyer on an yellow emergency call machine near the Littlefield Fountain.
  • Key Oroville Drain Plugged as Heavy Storms Pounded the Reservoir

    03/09/2017 3:50:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    NewsDeeply ^ | 3/8/17 | Matt Weiser
    Key Oroville Drain Plugged as Heavy Storms Pounded the Reservoir After a long history of problems, two river outlet valves deep inside Oroville Dam were not operating at a critical time this winter, eliminating one option to help manage severe storm¬†runoff. Written by Matt Weiser Published on ÔĀ≥ Mar. 8, 2017 Read time Approx. 5 minutes Oroville Dam on February 27, the aftermath of high runoff from several atmospheric river storms. The damaged main spillway is shown at center and the emergency spillway at left. The river outlets are located at the base of the dam on the far right.Photo...
  • Blizzard hits Hawaii as record rainfall poised to end California drought

    03/03/2017 1:35:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Ellen Powell
    The blizzard in Hawaii and high levels of precipitation in California contrast sharply with the low snow levels across much of the rest of the country in 2017. It's been a strange year for weather so far, and a recent series of events has confounded expectations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a blizzard hit mountaintops on Hawaii's Big Island. Most of the snow fell overnight, blanketing the summit of Mauna Kea with eight inches and making the road to the summit impassable. In California, meanwhile, record levels of rain and snow look set to lift much of the state out of...
  • Oroville Dam: Crews work into the night to bolster eroded spillway as next storm approaches

    02/15/2017 5:59:22 PM PST · by Mariner · 88 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | February 15th, 2017 | By Phillip Reese and Ryan Lillis
    Oroville Crews worked into the night Wednesday to shore up the emergency spillway at troubled Oroville Dam, racing to fortify the structure before the next series of storms, the first of which was forecast to hit before midnight. Three storm systems will move into Northern California during the next six days, according to the National Weather Service. The first system will drop about an inch of rain in the Oroville area between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. Greater amounts of precipitation will fall in the mountains northeast of the reservoir. Forecasters are confident that the first two storm...
  • North Atlantic Storm With Hurricane-Force Winds Produces Extraordinary Satellite Images

    02/06/2017 11:01:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Feb 6 2017 | Chris Dolce
    A powerful low-pressure system with hurricane-force winds intensified over the north Atlantic Ocean Sunday and Monday, resulting in extraordinary imagery from satellites in space. Winds in the intense non-tropical cyclone were estimated to be at least 90 mph late Sunday, said NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center, which also analyzed the storm with a central pressure as low as 932 millibars Monday morning. In general, a lower atmospheric pressure correlates with a more intense storm. For reference, the lowest central pressure of last October's Hurricane Matthew was 934 millibars. Despite the similar pressure at its peak, wind speeds in non-tropical cyclones such...
  • Monster winter storm expected to churn up 50-foot waves in the open Atlantic

    01/31/2017 3:15:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2017 | Angela Fritz
    A monster†winter storm is taking shape along the East Coast this week, and the National Weather Service is calling for 50-foot waves in the Atlantic by Tuesday. Thatís not just a shot-in-the-dark ó if you add up all of the forecast data, thereís over a 90 percent chance that wave heights will exceed 30 feet. This storm is the same trough of low pressure that dipped into the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and dropped a few inches of snow in the D.C. area. On Monday morning, the storm was just 1005 millibars ó barely a low pressure system at all. But...
  • Southern California storms raise fears of mudslides, trigger evacuations

    01/22/2017 12:32:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | CBS News
    LOS ANGELES -- California residents evacuated neighborhoods below hillsides scarred by wildfires as the third - and largest - in the latest series of storms brought powerful rain Sunday and warnings about flash flooding and possible mudslides.† The National Weather Service warned that the system was expected to gain strength throughout the day and could be the strongest in at least seven years. Flash flood watches and warnings were in effect for swaths of greater Los Angeles, where mountain areas could see more than 2 inches of rain.† Authorities ordered evacuations near wildfire burn areas in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles...
  • California braces for 'once-in-10-year' storm amid fears of flooding, avalanches, blizzards

    01/05/2017 8:46:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5th, 2017 | Joseph Serna and Matt Hamiltonv Contact Reporters
    ierra travelers trapped by back-to-back storms that dropped more than 2 feet of snow have a brief window to pass before the arrival of a weather system Saturday so wet forecasters are calling it an "atmospheric river." Up to 12 inches of rain below 8,500 feet is expected, and massive amounts of snow ó up to 6 feet ó above that elevation. A fifth, colder storm two days behind will drop yet more heavy snow. ďItís a once-in-10-year event,Ē said Zach Tolby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno. ďItís the strongest storm weíve seen in a long...
  • WOMAN WHO WAS INVESTIGATING CLINTON FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOUND DEAD

    11/17/2016 5:41:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 165 replies
    Monica Petersen was in Haiti working for the Human Trafficking Center and also previously worked for the Colorado Human Trafficking Councilís Data & Research Task Force. She died a few days ago under suspicious circumstances. Her friends on Facebook are looking for answers. Several close friends have made mentions on various FB posts that friends and family have no clear understanding of what happened to Monica except that she died on Sunday. Earlier this year a FB friend of Monica re-shared a post by Monica where Monica linked to a blog post critical of Hillary Clinton's dealings in Haiti!! SHE...
  • RAY MANZAREK-RIDERS ON THE STORM

    11/04/2016 7:39:45 PM PDT · by Hugin · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 30, 2012
    Video of Ray Manzarak talking about writing a classic song.
  • Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones (by Fri 09/30)

    09/28/2016 5:51:25 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    Express UK ^ | 09/28/2016 | Sean Martin
    Solar storm heading towards Earth threatening to break your Sky TV and mobile phones (by Fri 09/30) http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/715472/Solar-storm-Earth-break-Sky-TV-mobile-phones SCIENCE A HUGE solar storm is heading towards Earth which could leave us without mobile phones, satellite TV and even electricity. By Sean Martin 17:53, Wed, Sept 2016 A solar storm is heading towards Earth Modern-day Britain could go into meltdown after scientists forecast the solar storm to hit between now and Friday which could wreak havoc with technology. Solar storms affect Earthís technology as radiation is thrown at the planet from the Sun. While humans are protected from the radiation by...
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Solar storm of August 28 to September 2, 1859

    08/30/2016 5:37:02 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 2 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    The Solar storm of August 28 to September 2, 1859óknown as the Carrington Eventówas a powerful geomagnetic solar storm during solar cycle 10 (1855Ė1867). A solar coronal mass ejection(CME) hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record. The flare traveled directly toward Earth, taking 17.6 hours to make the 150 million kilometer (93 million mile) journey. It is believed that the relatively high speed of this CME (typical CMEs take several days to arrive at Earth) was made possible by a prior CME, perhaps the cause of the large aurora event on August 29, that...
  • Clinton faces storm warnings inside and outside convention hall

    07/28/2016 3:22:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Hillary Clintonís big night ó a moment the former first lady and secretary of state has worked decades to achieve ó could be a stormy affair, as disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters threaten to disrupt her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president, at the same time a vicious storm threatens to hit Philadelphia. A severe thunderstorm watch was put in place for Philadelphia late Thursday, and the rain already is coming down as convention-goers stream into the Wells Fargo Center. The convention all week had been blanketed by 90-degree heat and oppressive humidity -- broken when thunder clapped over the...
  • Storms to pound California with flooding rain, mountain snow into early next week

    03/05/2016 3:55:49 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 3/5/16 | Renee Duff
    Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk of flooding and mudslides across California as storms persistently roll ashore into the second week of March. Rain bypassed the state during most of February, but a shift in the weather pattern will steer storms into the California coast this weekend and into next week. "Storms will usher in moderate to heavy rain across California and heavy snow to the Sierra Nevada [through Monday]," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun stated. Over half a foot of rain could fall across northern California. Snow levels will fall throughout the weekend, allowing feet of snow to...
  • Ultimate humiliation: Trump gets burned on Twitter‚Ķ by Jeb

    02/05/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 58 replies
    BGR ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Brad Reed
    Have you ever played Quake III Arena and gotten killed by someone armed with only a Gauntlet? Do you remember the voice that taunted you right afterward by blurting out the single word, HUMILIATION? Well the equivalent of that just happened to doughy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who got absolutely burned on Twitter by none other than Jeb Bush. Yes, that supposedly low-energy Jeb Bush. FROM EARLIER: Intern caught sleeping on his second day of work gets trolled by the entire Internet It all started when The Donald announced that he was moving one of his events to Monday...