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  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

    02/15/2017 6:25:32 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Watts up With That ^ | Feb 15 2017 | Anthony Watts
    We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden “atmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the Oroville Dam watershed over the next week. Accumulated precipitation forecasts show that the Lake Orovile watershed will score a direct hit with the maximum amount of precipitation over the next 10 days (see graphic near bottom of this article). Meteorologist Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather writes: There have been many occasions in the past in which floods have followed droughts in California and this recent time period is yet another...
  • Dramatic Photos Show Damage To Oroville Dam Spillway, Officials Say Dam Is Still Fine (NorCal Alert)

    02/09/2017 3:59:32 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 80 replies
    sf1st.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Caleb Pershan
    If you have family and friends in this area please tell them to monitor the situation. So far, no Emergency Broadcast System alerts or anything.
  • L.A.’s mayor wants to lower the city’s temperature. These scientists are figuring out how to do it

    02/10/2017 1:14:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | By DEBORAH NETBURN
    Soak up these rainy days. They are not going to last forever. Summer will be here before you know it, and if recent trends continue, it will likely be a hot one. Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. Here in Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days straight. If you think the city is too hot, you’ve got company at City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agrees, and he wants to do something about it. As part of a sweeping plan to help...
  • It's another catastrophic snowstorm in the Northeast everybody. Winter Storm Niko is the name.

    02/09/2017 9:51:22 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 125 replies
    It's snowing here in Connecticut. I did not have to show at my New York City job because apparently I am "non-essential." So I'm doing conference calls from home and I'm very quickly responding to emails in order to prove that I am always available, even in the face of a historic blizzard, of the type that we have not seen in these parts since the Obama Administration. The wife has on the television the obligatory "wall-to-wall" coverage that the local stations always subject us to during these "very dangerous" weather events. Scrolling along the bottom of the screen are...
  • NASA facility with deep-space rocket takes direct hit from a tornado(former work place!)

    02/08/2017 9:43:41 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Joel Achenbach
    A tornado on Tuesday damaged the NASA facility in New Orleans where workers are building key components of the agency's new deep-space rocket. The twister touched down before noon and ripped holes in the roof and walls of the sprawling Michoud Assembly Facility. NASA employees and contractors there are building the huge hydrogen and oxygen fuel tanks for the heavy-lift rocket known as the Space Launch System. A NASA statement said all personnel were accounted for. A damage assessment was underway late Tuesday afternoon.
  • 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...
  • Today is the hottest day in the history of the universe.

    02/06/2017 6:51:05 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-06-17 | DrJohn
    Today is the hottest day in the history of the universe. And so was yesterday. And the day before that. And the day before that. The hottest day ever. The hottest week ever. The hottest year ever. Ever. Hotter even than the big bang. The picture above is allegedly the latest picture from NASA/NOAA showing the effect of global warming. This is an extraordinary claim. As they say, extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof. What is one to do so that one wants to make extraordinary claims and the extraordinary proof is how to come by? One gets creative, and that's what those rascals...
  • Mouth of Camel Rock Now Gone

    02/05/2017 2:16:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    KOB4 ^ | February 03, 2017 | Brittany Costello
    Camel Rock is a landmark along the interstate betwSanta Fe and Espanola. It's a pile of rocks that look like a camel sitting down. Locals love it, and tourists flock to it. But Camel Rock now looks a little bit different. It's hard to tell from a distance but up close, it's easy notice a huge chunk of rock that created the camel’s mouth is now gone. When compared side by side, it’s easy to see. “I feel sad. I feel sad,” said Vincent Lopez, who lives nearby in Nambe. “It's Camel Rock. I mean, you could compare it to...
  • 30 cars crash on icy I-5 in Portland

    02/03/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Koin.com ^ | February 3, 2017
    Portland Fire & Rescue officials say 30 cars crashed and caused a massive pileup on I-5 Southbound at Capitol Highway.
  • This Government is An Existential Threat to Every Single One of Us (Rant-of-the-week)

    01/27/2017 5:22:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | January 27, 2017 | Tom Hawking
    It gets harder and harder to keep track of every single piece of terrible news coming out of Washington these days, so much so that amongst the litany of despair from the last 36 hours or so — the prospective implementation of Donald Trump’s ban on the acceptance of refugees and on immigration from several Muslim countries, the possible death of net neutrality, the ridiculous ongoing smokescreen about “electoral fraud”, etc etc etc etc — it was easy to miss the news with perhaps the most dramatic ramifications for the future of this planet: the continuing efforts to silence the...
  • In pictures: Incredible UFO cloud spotted in Sweden

    01/27/2017 1:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 1-27-17 | Staff
    A mysterious UFO-shaped cloud baffled skiers when it appeared in the sky over Sweden. The bizarre cloud floated in the sky over ski resorts Ĺre and Duved on Thursday, prompting some to speculate that Martians had arrived for a day on the slopes. Many rushed to take pictures of the unusual phenomenon and posted them on social media. "I thought it was pretty cool," one of them, Elvira Kuper, told broadcaster SVT. Experts explained it was a so-called lenticular cloud, which forms over mountain peaks when the air is forced to rise as it hits the hillside. As it cools...
  • 75-Year-Old Texas Woman Flies Through Tornado in Bathtub, Lands in Woods Unharmed

    01/25/2017 2:00:21 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 48 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan. 24, 2017 | Hudson Hongo
    In the Southern United States, the weather can be deadly, but it can also be surprisingly courteous, as an elderly Texas woman learned this weekend when a tornado picked up the bathtub she was hiding in, spun it in the air, and put her back down in the woods without injury. According to KSLA, 75-year-old Charlesetta Williams was watching television with her son on Saturday when the twister approached her home. They then raced to the bathroom and hid under a blanket in the tub for shelter, a choice that proved to be wise. “The tornado continued in a northeast...
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

    01/23/2017 6:21:28 AM PST · by metmom · 33 replies
    NWS ^ | Jan 23, 2017
    ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS...CENTRAL NEW YORK AND THE NORTHERN TIER OF PENNSYLVANIA. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW... SLEET... AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 9 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW AND SLEET. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. * TIMING...RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATER THIS MORNING...
  • NWS - Public Information Statement - High Risk of Severe Weather Southern Georgia Northern Florida

    01/22/2017 9:33:20 AM PST · by dirtboy · 39 replies
    NWS ^ | 1/22/2017
    Public Information Statement National Weather Service Jacksonville FL 1104 AM EST Sun Jan 22 2017 ...High Risk of long lived and destructive tornadoes today... North Florida and southeast Georgia residents, The severe weather event we are about to go through has the potential to be one of the most severe weather outbreaks since the 1993 Super Storm and possibly like the big tornado outbreak near the University of Alabama a few years ago. A Tornado Watch called a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) is likely to be issued for our area later today. Unfortunately reports are that 11 people have already...
  • Flash Flood Advisory Issued for Fish Fire Burn Areas

    01/21/2017 9:13:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | January 20, 2017 | Alexander Nguyen
    LOS ANGELES, CA -- The second storm in a series of three struck the Southland Friday, bringing heavy rain, high winds, high surf and a risk of thunderstorms and waterspouts. Friday's storm will be the coldest of the three, and its heaviest rainfall will occur during daytime hours, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood advisory was issued for site of the Fish Fire in Duarte and the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita until 4:45 p.m. Friday for fear that rain could trigger flows of mud and debris down slopes stripped bare in wildfires. There is a significant...
  • Study: Climate Change Could Steal Picture-Perfect Days

    01/18/2017 6:52:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | AP
    Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather. “It’s the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun,” said...
  • I-70 CLOSED AVALANCHE!!!!

    01/10/2017 7:40:33 AM PST · by WellyP · 38 replies
    COTRIP ^ | 10 Jan. 2017 | WellyP
    I-70 is CLOSED both directions on Vail Pass due to an avalanche across the Interstate.
  • 173 mph wind whips Squaw Valley peak

    01/09/2017 8:40:36 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 9th, 2017 | By Amy Graff
    High winds whipped the Sierra on Sunday as an atmospheric river bringing rain and snow moved through Northern California. The most impressive gusts blew at 173 mph on a Squaw Valley summit and 175 mph atop a peak in Alpine Meadows. These bursts were far stronger than the 110 mph winds that were forecast to be the record-breakers for the day.
  • Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

    01/08/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 10:23 AM EST | Jovana Gec
    Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters. The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights and led to road accidents. Serbia’s authorities on Sunday banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe’s main rivers...
  • ATLANTA SNOWMAGEDDON, 2017!

    01/07/2017 7:43:30 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 172 replies
    1/7/2107 | By Laz A. Mataz
    In the last few days, leading up to Snowmageddon 2017, I was warned many times that a devastating snowstorm was headed to Atlana, GA. The weatherdroids were all very upset (and yet somehow excited), and Governor Deal declared a State Emergency over it. From the photos I will share, below, you will see why. When I woke up and went outside, I was greeted by towering snow drifts like this. There is absolutely no way I would be able to step over these monsterous drifts and get out my front door. Time to try getting out the back patio. The...
  • 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 — up to 6 feet — above that elevation. A fifth, colder storm two days behind will drop yet more heavy snow. “It’s a once-in-10-year event,” said Zach Tolby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Reno. “It’s the strongest storm we’ve seen in a long...
  • Christmas canceled? Solar storm heading toward Earth could shut down power grids

    12/23/2016 10:03:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    RT.com ^ | 12/23/2016
    Millions will be dreaming by the fire soon, but a special Christmas delivery could come early. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a solar storm blasting Earth any day now, according to The Sun. A fast stream of solar wind has reportedly hit Earth's magnetic field, generating a "moderately" strong geomagnetic storm which could last for several days, The Sun reported, citing the NOAA. Solar storms occur when plasma from the sun is blown toward Earth in a stream of supercharged particles. Most notably, these storms create the natural phenomenon known as the Northern Lights. However, the...
  • Snow Falls on the Sahara Desert for First Time in 40 Years

    12/23/2016 10:43:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2016 | 1:27 PM EST | Melanie Hunter
    For the first time in 40 years, snow has fallen on the Sahara Desert, the Independent reported Wednesday. […] “In his images [Karim Bouchetat, an amateur photographer who captured images of the snow on Monday], a thin layer of snow rests on deep orange dunes, where he said it stayed for about a day, and forms whirling patterns where the slopes are too steep for it to settle. Snow was reportedly last seen in Ain Sefra in 1979, when a half-hour snowstorm stopped traffic,” the Independent stated in its article. …
  • HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND: Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists

    12/12/2016 6:43:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2016, 10:22 am | BY TOM MICHAEL
    HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND Secret Nazi ‘Treasure Hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists after being abandoned over 70 years ago when crew was poisoned by polar bear meat Ruined bunkers, rusted bullets and even documents among 500 objects found on remote island that may have been used as an outpost to search for mythical treasure trove The mysterious site is located on a remote island in Russian territory – more than 600 miles from the North Pole. Set up in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military outpost on Alexandra land was christened “Schatzgraber” or...
  • Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

    12/08/2016 8:20:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 8th, 2016 | By Timothy Mclaughlin
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014. Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week's system and one that developed in January 2014. "Upper-level atmosphere configuration very similar in scale & magnitude as infamous Jan 2014 #PolarVortex popularized by me and @afreedma," meteorologist Ryan Maue said on Twitter on Tuesday...
  • (Vanity)Seeking PC Explanations for Hawaiian Blizzards

    12/07/2016 9:34:10 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 23 replies
    (vanity) | 12/7/16 | vanity
    How do we explain the deep snow in Hawaii to PC Thinkers? Some ideas: All of that global warming which bulled its way into the Arctic (which by now must be as hot as the Sahara) drove the cold air fleeing before it all the way to Hawaii. Hillary supporters all promised each other, "It'll be a Cold Day in Hawaii before Trump is President!!" And it goes without saying they're always right. Mother Nature, having heard the catastrophic news of Trump's Selection, is desperately lashing out in one last Herculean attempt to save life on the planet from being...
  • Hawaii's Big Island Peaks May See An Additional Foot of Snow Through Sunday Night

    12/04/2016 12:18:02 PM PST · by granite · 22 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Dec 4 2016 07:14 AM EST | By Jon Erdman
    Story Highlights Heavy snow is blanketing the slopes of Hawaii's peaks. Snow, there, is not as unusual as it sounds. It can even happen in summer. Yes, it's snowing in Hawaii, but don't rush to cancel your vacation if you're looking to escape colder weather. This snow is falling over the peaks of the Big Island of Hawaii, including Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Big Island's volcanic peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through late Sunday night. The warning says that an additional 6 to 12 inches...
  • Students break out in song as tornado sirens blare

    12/03/2016 3:53:36 PM PST · by metmom · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 01, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Bremen High School teacher Jessica Labbe knew there was severe weather in the forecast. A line of powerful thunderstorms was about to hit Haralton County, Georgia. Just after lunch, the tornado sirens began blaring across town. And inside her classroom, cell phones beeped and buzzed – warning students of dangerous weather. Tornado Warning. Teachers ushered their students into a hallway so they could be sheltered from the storm.
  • More snow expected on Hawaii summits

    12/03/2016 12:49:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Ben Gutierrez, Reporter
    Mauna Kea, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The snowfall has eased up slightly on the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island, but another foot of snow is still possible Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect through through Sunday night for elevations above 8,000 feet. The watch replaces the Winter Storm Warning, which was cancelled Saturday morning. Deep tropical moisture which brought heavy snow to the summits and torrential downpours at lower elevations on the island is moving to the north. However, a light dusting of snow is possible Saturday before another storm system moves in...
  • Record cold coming to ‘almost entire USA’ – Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED

    12/01/2016 5:58:05 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 46 replies
    ventcore.com ^ | 11/30/16 | Paul Dorian
    Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. announced: 'I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.' While we end November on a warm note here in the eastern US, there are changes unfolding across the Northern Hemisphere that will likely bring a widespread very cold air mass into the US next week. This cold air mass is first going to arrive in Alaska this upcoming weekend with some spots in that state plunging to 40 degrees below zero and way below normal for early December. After that, the cold air dives into the...
  • NOAA Temperature Adjustments Correlate Exactly with the Rise in CO2 - Big Surprise

    11/22/2016 8:17:11 AM PST · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Real Climate Science.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tony Heller
    Thermometers show the US cooling since about 1920, but NOAA massively cools the past to create the appearance of a warming trend. These adjustments make a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering. When plotted against atmospheric CO2, the correlation is almost perfect. NOAA is tampering with the data exactly to match their theory.
  • 10:40 AM | Sun quiet again as it heads toward solar minimum

    11/02/2016 6:21:42 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 22 replies
    Vencore Weather ^ | October 31, 2016 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    Overview The sun has been completely spotless on 21 days in 2016 and it is currently featuring just one lonely sunspot region. In fact, on June 4th of this year, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about four days. Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but that was followed by several more completely spotless days on the surface of the sun. The increasingly frequent blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an even...
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • Disney World closes down for only the FOURTH time in its 45-year history as Hurricane Matthew [tr]

    10/07/2016 9:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Walt Disney World has shuttered up for the fourth time in its history as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Sunshine State. As the storm approached Florida on Thursday night, the park and several of its entities in Orlando also shut their doors. Since the park opened in 1971 it has only closed three other times - all for hurricanes.
  • MAJOR HURRICANE MATTHEW BRIEFING- SITUATIION OVERVIEW

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville Weather.gov/JAX@NWSJacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Liberals Are Already Blaming Hurricane Matthew On Global Warming(SHOCKING!)

    10/06/2016 10:56:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/6/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Hurricane Matthew is barreling towards Florida, and left-leaning bloggers and scientists have already blamed the storm’s ferocity on, you guessed it, global warming. “Matthew has already set a number of records — and global warming is giving it a boost,” Joe Romm, ThinkProgress’ climate editor, wrote. “Hurricane Matthew, a record-shattering storm that is unusual for October, is a reminder of climate change’s potential to turn seasonal weather events into extreme, year-round threats,” echoed Huffington Post reporter Lydia O’Connor.
  • Hurricane Matthew picks up speed as millions in US are urged to evacuate

    10/06/2016 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Matthew strengthened back into a Category 4 hurricane Thursday, the National Hurricane Center announced, as emergency officials urged some 2 million people from Florida to South Carolina to pack up and get out. "Do not go on the beach. This will kill you," Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday. "Unfortunately, this is going to kill people."
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • 4 things you need to know about Hurricane Mathew.

    10/04/2016 9:53:05 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 42 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | The Weathe Channel
    4 things you need to know about Hurricane Mathew
  • Gov. Rick Scott Issues State of Emergency For All Counties in Florida Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/03/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 148 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 10/3/16
    As Hurricane Matthew churns across the Caribbean, Florida officials are preparing in the event the category 4 storm moves closer toward the Sunshine State. While visiting the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida Scott signed the executive order to ensure counties have resources for evacuations and shelters. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992," said Scott. The governor also said the National Guard is standing by if needed. He added...
  • Hurricane MATTHEW [Chart Moving Westward]

    10/03/2016 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 03 October 2016 5:PM EST | Staff
  • Gitmo Code Red: Hurricane Matthew to Smash into U.S. Naval Base on Cuba (Category 5)

    10/02/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T2 Oct 2016Newport Beach, CA | y CHRISS W. STREE
    <p>The Category 5 Hurricane Matthew continues moving across the Caribbean, and is scheduled to smash into the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5 status in the early hours of Saturday morning, becoming the first to do so since Hurricane Felix in 2007. At its peak that day, Matthew’s 160 miles-per-hour winds were as powerful as Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which is rated as “the most destructive storm in the U.S. modern history.”</p>
  • Hurricane Matthew Continues Moving North Towards Jamaica, Haiti

    10/02/2016 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 32 replies
    NBC Miami.com ^ | 2SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    Hurricane Matthew remained a powerful Category 4 storm Sunday as it swirled across the Caribbean toward Haiti and Jamaica, where residents frantically stocked up on emergency supplies and authorities urged people to evacuate threatened areas. As of 2 p.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 340 miles south-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Matthew resumed moving northwest at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 145 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Two deaths were blamed on the storm as it barreled through the eastern Caribbean...
  • Navy base Guantánamo to evacuate families ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2016 | Rosenberg
    The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday ordered the evacuation of families and other so-called “non-essential personnel” from the remote outpost in southeast Cuba ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “A mandatory evacuation has been called for all non-essential personnel,” said Guantánamo base spokeswoman Julie Ripley, in a statement issued just before 1 p.m. “The location will be announced once details are finalized. This includes dependents, school-aged children, special needs families, and their pets.”
  • Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 5, due to hit Jamaica Monday

    Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007. Matthew's center was projected to reach Jamaica on Monday. Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday. "We do consider it serious," Thompson said. "We are all on high alert."
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • Hurricane MATTHEW Forecast Discussion (Category 5)

    09/30/2016 8:09:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 30, 2016
    An Air Force reconnaissance plane recently measured a peak SFMR wind of 143 kt and then 138 kt during this mission's eye penetrations. Furthermore, the satellite presentation has improved considerably with a distinct eye surrounded by a ring of very deep convection. The raw objective T-numbers from UW-CIMSS have been above 7.0 since 2100 UTC. On this basis, the initial intensity has been increased to 140 kt, making Matthew a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This is the first Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Felix in 2007.
  • Hurricane Matthew grows to Category 4 storm

    09/30/2016 6:05:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 | WCVB.COM
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The center of the hurricane was projected to pass just to the east of Jamaica Monday, but the storm was large enough that it could affect the entire island, and the first effects of the storm may be felt starting Saturday, said Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service. Jamaica activated its National Emergency Operations Center and Prime Minister Andrew Holness called an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss...
  • BBC weather forcast predicts ‘Nazi ghosts’.

    09/26/2016 3:14:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicholas Reillys
    BBC Wales viewers were left fearing that the apocalypse was nigh last night – after the subtitles for a weather forecast predicted that ‘Nazi ghosts’ were on the way.