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  • Meet the ClimaCell weather app. Alerting you when it’s about to rain, down to the minute

    08/12/2019 4:40:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2019 | By Jason Samenow
    What if, wherever you’re living, working or traveling, you could receive an alert before it’s about to rain or snow and when the precipitation is about to end? And it’s pretty accurate, too? ClimaCell, a fledgling weather technology company based in Boston, released a mobile app Monday that provides notifications for exact locations in more than 50 countries. It promises “street-by-street, minute-by-minute short-term forecasts." The app leverages the company’s technology innovations, which are making waves in weather business industries. ClimaCell, founded in 2015, has developed a global network of weather data that marries traditional observations of pressure, temperature, precipitation and...
  • Throwing cold water on extreme heat hype

    08/06/2019 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 16 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 8/6/2019 | Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Founder and CEO
    A story came to my attention recently that merited comment. It appeared in London’s The Telegraph, and was headlined, “Give heat waves names so people take them more seriously, say experts, as Britain braces for hottest day.” The story’s leaping-off point was a press release from the London School of Economics (LSE), which noted, “A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heat waves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives this week as temperatures climb to dangerous levels.” It added, “So how can the media...
  • Europe boils in record-setting heat wave

    07/26/2019 7:39:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dw.com ^ | 7/26/2019 | unknown
    Residents across Europe suffered from a second day of record-setting heat on Thursday, as the second heat wave of the summer continues to bake the region. Hot and dry air, originating from northern Africa, trapped between cold stormy systems, was the culprit for the miserable conditions in northern Europe, which hit the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany. Germany recorded its highest temperature ever, measuring 42.6 degrees Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) in the northwestern town of Lingen, according to the German Weather Service. Air-conditioning is the problem, not the solution Nothing feels nicer than walking into an...
  • Another Example of Weather Being Politicized

    07/23/2019 11:28:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I don’t know how many of you people noticed this, but this is another great opportunity to illustrate how the weather has become so corrupt politicized in order to push this silly man-made global warming narrative. This is Tuesday. On Sunday, we started getting warnings here in south Florida. “Major tropical depression developing off the coast of Florida.” I started getting alerts on my phone from all of my weather apps. I said, “What the hell is this?” So I went and looked at it. And sure enough, it was a thunderstorm with 30-mile-an-hour winds. And the National Weather...
  • Pitt-Greensburg’s summer housing has students living without A/C in extreme heat(Snowflake Alert!)

    07/24/2019 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 70 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | July 24, 2019 | Megan Tomasic
    lyson Bender, who is going into her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, relied heavily on fans placed around her student housing to keep her cool during a recent heat wave. Still, the temperature in her on campus apartment crept toward 91 degrees over the weekend. Students staying at University Court over the summer are doing so without air conditioning, said Susan Isola, director of media relations at the university. Students are not permitted to use window AC units, she said, and are instead encouraged to use fans. When it gets really hot, Bender, who is studying...
  • Deadly heatwave to leave DC as hot as DEATH VALLEY this weekend as 200M brace for temperatures...

    07/20/2019 1:04:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 104 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 19, 2019 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com and Wires
    FULL TITLE: Deadly heatwave to leave DC as hot as DEATH VALLEY this weekend as 200M brace for temperatures in excess of 100F sparking NYC to declare an emergency and roads to buckle A brutal heatwave is unfurling across two-thirds of the nation, blighting the east with temperatures that will make Washington DC feel as hot as Death Valley, and roast much of the country with 100-degree heat. The crushing mass of hot air is likely to blanket the region, home to a third of the U.S. population, through Sunday with little overnight relief, said meteorologist David Roth of the...
  • Hurricane Barry downgraded to tropical storm

    07/13/2019 2:49:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/19
    Hurricane Barry weakened Saturday to a tropical storm as it came ashore with sustained winds measuring 75 mph (120.7 km/hour) along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans. The winds quickly dropped to 70 mph (112.6 km/hour), bringing Barry down from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm. However, flooding caused by the storm is still "life-threatening," the National Weather Service warned. The storm could bring between 10-20 inches (25.4-50.8) of rain by Sunday evening, with some areas receiving up to 25 inches (63.5 cm), USA Today reported. According to NBC News, the storm is expected to turn north-northwest...
  • Facebook bans [a] Joe Bastardi [video] for a pre-hurricane WEATHER FORECAST

    07/10/2019 8:38:48 AM PDT · by alancarp · 30 replies
    Joe Bastardi/Weatherbell.com ^ | 07/10/2019 11:30am | Joe Bastardi
    Link to Joe Bastardi twitter page. Text of relevant tweets follows: Facebook banned my You Tube Video Mon of Gulf situation pretty darn close to whats evolving Wonder what set off the banning? Giving people a jump on the storm?, after all if it comes out of nowhere and no one was aware of it , it can be blamed on climate change.Pardon my cynicism I guess trying to help people get ready, was against community standards. This is what happened when information gets limited because someone that thinks they know better takes control. They did take it off, but...
  • Federal government takes “preliminary step” to evaluate Strait of Belle Isle subsea tunnel (Canada)

    07/08/2019 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Packet ^ | June 25, 2019 | Stephen Roberts
    A subsea tunnel across the Strait of Belle Isle is back in conversation once again after a report was tabled this month in Ottawa. The federal government’s standing committee on transport, infrastructure, and communities is now calling on the federal government to work with the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec, as well, as the private sector, to build a fixed link across the Strait of Belle Isle and complete Route 138 along the Quebec Lower North Shore. The tunnel would link Point Amour in Labrador to Yankee Point on the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. The project would...
  • Sign Of The Times? Weather Patterns All Over The Planet Are Going Absolutely Nuts

    06/26/2019 4:05:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 98 replies
    eotad ^ | 6/26/19 | Michael Snyder
    We have never seen global weather patterns go as crazy as they have so far in 2019. Record high temperatures are being shattered all over the planet, but meanwhile some parts of the U.S. were just buried by massive amounts of snow. The sixth largest city in India is literally running out of water due to extremely dry conditions, but in middle America it just won’t stop raining. In fact, the Midwest is getting hammered by more severe storms as I write this article. Meanwhile, Australia is being forced to import enormous amounts of wheat due to the extraordinary drought...
  • vanity - Flooding in Cape Girardeau, MO

    06/24/2019 4:08:50 PM PDT · by hanamizu · 16 replies
    vanity | 6/24/19 | CBS
    If CBS gets the little things wrong, what about the big things? Watching the CBS Evening News tonight. They had a short clip of weather and included "flooding caused by rainstorms in Cape Girardeau, MO". They then showed a short clip of flooded highway 146 in East Cape Girardeau, IL. So they got the city and the state wrong. And the highway has been closed for three or four days not because of a rainstorm but because of groundwater seepage caused by the Mississippi River being above flood state for more than a month. So by my count they were...
  • The Interstate Is Crumbling. Try Fixing the Section Used by 200,000 Vehicles a Day.

    06/22/2019 3:43:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2019 | Arian Campo-Flores and Paul Overberg
    ORLANDO, Fla.—The state dubbed it the I-4 Ultimate for its grand scope. For some here, it’s more like the ultimate headache. A reconstruction of 21 miles of congested interstate highway through the heart of Orlando will build or rebuild 140 bridges, redesign 15 interchanges, move exits and add new toll lanes, in a $2.3 billion project to smooth traffic through one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Dense cities have grown up around the aging freeways, hemming them in so that expensive engineering feats are needed to do work on them. Yet work is often unavoidable. I-4, for instance, was built...
  • Winter weather forces temporary closure of Trail Ridge Road on first day of summer (High Country CO)

    06/22/2019 7:39:03 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | June 21, 2019 | Chuck Hickey
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was temporarily closed because of winter weather on Friday — the first day of summer. Snow is falling at higher elevations in the park. The road was closed just before 10 a.m. at Rainbow Curve on the east side about eight miles into the park, and at Milner Pass on the west side about 16 miles from the Grand Lake entrance. It reopened about 90 minutes later. Park officials said to expect wet conditions and possible poor visibility on Friday. The Alpine Visitor Center was closed...
  • Vanity: My garden is dying from all this rain; weeds are of course thriving. What's going on?

    06/16/2019 11:44:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 95 replies
    My Poor Bedraggled, Dying Garden ^ | Jun 16, 2019 | (self)
    I live in rural Upstate NY, in a field in the woods on a hill in the Finger Lakes. Mrs. Dayglored and I have a large garden (flowers and ornamentals, not produce) that in most years is gorgeous this time of year with blossoms all over. (Lots of weeds to remove too, of course.) This year, all the #&!@* RAIN that started early and continues through today has wreaked havoc on it! The ground is saturated and there are puddles that never go away. A dozen little evergreens we planted last year are drowning and dying. Many flowers that are...
  • Pennsylvania man says traffic circles causing increase in tornadoes

    06/10/2019 7:38:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 10, 2019
    Pennsylvania has seen more tornadoes than usual in 2019, with the state already hitting the yearly average. One Pennsylvania man thinks he may know the cause of the increase: traffic circles. According to our news partners at the Trib, WNEP-TV in Scranton has a segment called "TalkBack," which allows viewers to call and leave their opinions, and then the station airs them. “We didn’t have tornadoes here until we started putting in the traffic circles. Cause, on account of — you want to know why? When people go round and round in circles, it causes disturbance in the atmosphere, and...
  • Storm chaser proposes to boyfriend as Kansas tornado looms

    06/01/2019 11:45:42 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 82 replies
    NBC News (National Baal Channel it seems) ^ | May 29, 2019, 3:59 PM CDT | By Gwen Aviles - OUT News - (yes apparently they actually have that)
    “I was just so emotional just because it was my happiest place, being with him next to the storms,” Joey Krastel said of the engagement. A massive tornado in Kansas may seem like one of the most unlikely — and certainly one of the most dangerous — places for a marriage proposal, but for experienced storm chaser Joey Krastel, it was a real and exhilarating way to show his love for his boyfriend. Krastel, a meteorologist and risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, saw his first tornado when he was four. After getting over his initial fear, he...
  • Why Are There So Many Tornadoes Right Now?

    05/31/2019 11:08:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Earther ^ | May 31, 2019 | Brian Kahn
    This has been a spring of angry weather across the U.S. as heat, flooding, and hail pummel the eastern half of the country. But along with the garden variety suffering, devastating tornadoes have also spread across the U.S. from Texas to Pennsylvania. Twisters have ripped through communities across the U.S., killing at least three in Missouri last week, injuring nearly 100 on Monday in Ohio, and upending thousands of people’s lives. On Thursday, nearly 78 million Americans still faced increased odds of tornadoes touching down, according to the Storm Prediction Center, including major metro areas like New York, Washington, D.C.,...
  • Why so many tornadoes this year? It's not what AOC, Bernie Sanders (or maybe even you) think

    05/31/2019 6:01:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Roy Spencer
    Progressive politicians like Al Gore, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., don’t hesitate to blame any kind of severe weather – even if it is decreasing over time – on global warming. With the devastating Dayton, Ohio tornadoes fresh on our minds, it is useful to examine exactly why (modest) global warming has produced fewer – not more – of such events. The simple answer is that tornado formation requires unusually cool air. Very few thunderstorms produce tornadoes. In the hot and humid tropics, they are virtually unheard of. The reason why is that (unlike hurricanes) tornadoes...
  • Tornado, severe weather outbreak most 'prolonged stretch' in 8 years -- and here's why

    05/29/2019 9:58:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    A two-week onslaught of volatile weather has wrought death and destruction from the Southern Plains to the Northeast, bombarding the country's interior with disaster after disaster all because of a stalled weather pattern. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center has received more than 500 reports of tornadoes in the last 30 days. The 442 twisters reported in May -- which is historically tornado season's busiest month -- is still nearly double the 3-year average of 226 cyclones. "The threat is ongoing in the same areas we have seen over the past couple of days," Fox News Senior...
  • BREAKING: Fatalities, damage reported after 2nd tornado in 6 years strikes El Reno, Oklahoma

    05/25/2019 10:24:42 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | May 26, 2019 | Renee Duff
    Fatalities have been reported after a tornado caused extensive damage in El Reno, Oklahoma, late Saturday night. Numerous pictures and videos on social media showed extensive damage in the city. One report on Twitter stated that debris was falling from the sky along a stretch of Interstate 40 near El Reno. Damage at NW 23rd and Classen. pic.twitter.com/3DcnumrZOm — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) May 26, 2019 El Reno City Councilwoman Tracey Rider told News 9 that there are an unknown number of fatalities at a hotel. The hotel in the city reportedly took a direct hit and was leveled by the...