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  • Latest Forecast: Denver Is Under A Winter Storm Warning

    04/29/2017 7:57:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | Unknown
    As only CBS4 told you last night, Denver would see a beautiful start to Friday – and we were greeted to a cloudless blue sky as temperatures warmed to a high of 54 degrees. Then the weather began to change as a storm system tracking across the Four Corners region and then over New Mexico began producing a strong upslope flow along the Front Range changing rain over to snow. As a result, the Denver and Boulder areas are under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday for 4-12 inches of slushy snow. The higher...
  • Bill Nye Called Out CNN for Giving Climate Change Denial A Platform on Earth Day

    04/23/2017 10:51:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | April 23, 2017 | Marykate Jasper
    Bill Nye was invited to speak on CNN’s New Day Saturday program for Earth Day, along with May Boeve, the executive director of green action group 350.org; and William Happer, a climate change skeptic and physicist at Princeton. Nye was clearly exasperated with Happer’s claims, and annoyed that CNN had invited him. To enthusiastic nods from Boeve, Nye said, “I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change.” (CNN is hardly the first media organization to give these...
  • Tropical Storm Arlene becomes first named storm of season

    04/20/2017 6:24:26 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    WKMG-TV Orlando ^ | April 20, 2017
    MIAMI - A weather system in the Atlantic Ocean morphed into Tropical Storm Arlene Thursday becoming the first named storm of the year, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but last year two storms formed before the official start of the season. Forecasters say tropical storms are rare in April and Arlene is only the second one observed in the month since weather satellites went into use. The system is expected to dissipate Friday and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Arlene is moving at 25 mph with...
  • White Easter: Sweden wakes up to snow and record low temperatures

    04/16/2017 4:44:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 16 April 2017 07:55 CEST+02:00
    Easter Sunday got off to an unusually cold start across Sweden — with three weather records broken as some towns experienced their chilliest April night in decades. Southern Sweden saw unseasonably cold temperatures, with up to 10 cm of snow in northern Skåne, Blekinge, Kronoberg, Halland and Kalmar. In Örebro, the mercury dropped to –14°C, making it the coldest April night since 1944, according to P4 Örebro. In Karlstad, Sweden’s meteorological institute SMHI said temperatures reached –9°C, meaning it was the coldest night of April since 1985. …
  • Road Runner: Interstate 10 dust warning measures set to grow in 2017

    04/02/2017 11:09:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | March 5, 2017 | Murphy Woodhouse
    Imagine a dust storm, driven by monsoon downbursts, building near the Maricopa-Pinal county line. There are thousands of Interstate 10 motorists and hundreds of thousands of Phoenix exurb residents who would probably want to know about such a storm before the stinging, blinding wall of sand arrives. But does all of metro Phoenix need to get the alert? Likely not, but the National Weather Service’s Ken Waters told the dozens of attendees at the annual dust-storm workshop in Coolidge last week that that’s exactly what would happen with the existing cellphone warning system in place for dust events. “If I’m...
  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • DRUDGE: What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up.

    03/14/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 141 replies
    What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up. Overreaction by govts, bad forecasting very troubling trend!!— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 14, 2017
  • Nor’easter: March snowstorm targets Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    03/11/2017 4:42:15 AM PST · by metmom · 101 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | March 10,2017 | Dalia Ibrahim
    Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:55 - Parts of the Northeast are primed for significant snow threats through midweek next week as Canadian Arctic air spills south. A clipper system is forecast to descend form the Canadian Prairies this weekend bringing light snow to the Upper Midwest. As the low interacts with the sub-tropical moisture in the Southeast, it will begin to significantly intensify Monday and Tuesday. Early models indicate areas north of Virginia could see the highest snowfall accumulations Monday through Wednesday, while areas farther south will see mostly rain. “The threat of heavy snow greatly increases for Pennsylvania, New...
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

    03/03/2017 9:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 12 hours ago March 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA:Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra NevadaMarch 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and businesses each year. For the first time in at least five years, there should be more than enough of it.According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the water stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada range was 185 percent of the long-term average for the...
  • 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...
  • Watch the ‘super-soaker’ pineapple express storm hitting California<<( Vudeo link)>>

    02/24/2017 5:52:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | February 24, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California – video followsFrom the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERNASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017. IMERG rainfall estimates for the period from Feb. 15 at 00:30 UTC (Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. EST) to Feb. 23 at 23:00 UTC (6 p.m. EST). The initial surge was responsible for bringing part of the rainfall (up to about 2 to 3 inches) was seen over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California.CREDIT NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce The West...
  • 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 · 81 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...