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  • 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is primed for storms with 'rapid intensification

    05/23/2024 10:07:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    accuweather ^ | 05/23/2024 | Alex Sosnowski
    Along with the anticipation of an extremely busy Atlantic hurricane season, AccuWeather meteorologists are greatly concerned that conditions over much of the basin could have a significant number of storms that undergo rapid intensification. Where this occurs as storms approach land could greatly add to the risk to lives and property. Rapid intensification is a term meteorologists use to define tropical storms and hurricanes that quickly gain strength. The threshold is at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less. This can affect how fast a tropical storm becomes a hurricane or a hurricane jumps one or more categories in...
  • Hubble Views Cosmic Dust Lanes

    05/20/2024 7:02:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    NASA - Hubble Space Telescope ^ | May 17, 2024 | NASA Hubble Mission Team , Goddard Space Flight Center
    This Hubble Space Telescope image showcases a nearly edge-on view of the lenticular galaxy NGC 4753. ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Kelsey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Featured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is a nearly edge-on view of the lenticular galaxy NGC 4753. Lenticular galaxies have an elliptical shape and ill-defined spiral arms. This image is the object's sharpest view to date, showcasing Hubble’s incredible resolving power and ability to reveal complex dust structures. NGC 4753 resides around 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo and was first discovered by the astronomer William Herschel in 1784. It...
  • Central US faces ‘particularly dangerous situation’ from potential derecho with 100-mph winds, giant hail

    05/19/2024 4:28:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/19/2024 | Steven Yablonski, Aaron Barker
    The central US is bracing for what could be a potentially dangerous end to the weekend as forecasters track the threat of severe weather on Sunday, including the potential for a derecho that could sweep across portions of Kansas and Oklahoma with destructive wind gusts higher than 100 mph and baseball-sized hail. This comes on the heels of another deadly derecho that barreled across Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, blasting the Houston metro area with winds up to 100 mph that left at least seven people dead and more than 1 million customers without power.
  • Abnormally hot summer even more likely in latest NOAA forecast: Here’s where

    05/17/2024 9:38:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2024 | ALIX MARTICHOUX
    (NEXSTAR) – New predictions for the summer season, released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center this week, show weather is likely to heat up in almost every corner of the United States. The forecast, which covers June, July and August, indicates nearly every U.S. state with leaning toward a hotter-than-normal summer season. The highest chances are found out West, where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado have a 60% to 70% chance of above-average temperatures over the next three months. Several other Western states plus the Northeast are also strongly favored to see above-average heat. The only exception to...
  • Ron DeSantis DELETES mentions of 'climate change' from Florida's laws and bans offshore windmills to protect sunshine state from 'green zealots'

    05/17/2024 3:45:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/24 | Nikki Schwab
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed Wednesday that he was saving his state from 'radical green zealots' by removing references of 'climate change' from the state's energy policy and banning offshore windmills. DeSantis, a failed 2024 presidential hopeful, signed into law a bill that additionally gives preferential treatment to natural gas companies and scraps a requirement that state-purchased vehicles are fuel efficient. With 8,346 miles of shoreline and water surrounding three of its side, Florida is the most vulnerable or close to being the most at-risk state when it comes to climate change impacts, according to a number of metrics. 'The...
  • Hawaii bracing for an atmospheric river, flooding rainfall

    05/16/2024 9:15:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    accuweather ^ | 05/16/2024 | Alex Sosnowski
    Another out-of-season storm is brewing near Hawaii and is likely to deliver much heavier rain than the first, as an atmospheric river will become involved, AccuWeather meteorologists warn. A storm locally called a Kona Low, which is a storm in the middle levels of the atmosphere, brought rounds of rain to parts of the islands from late last week to Mother's Day weekend. Up to several inches of rain brought localized flooding to Oahu and Kauai. Earlier this spring, another Kona Low brought tremendous rainfall and flooding to part of the island chain. In a matter of hours, the storm...
  • Passengers flee fiery Boeing 737 that skidded off runway in Senegal

    05/09/2024 8:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2024 | Olivia Land
    Panicked passengers were forced to flee the burning wreckage of a Boeing 737 when it skidded off the runway in Senegal early Thursday, video showed. Eleven people were injured – four of them severely – when the Air Senegal flight headed from Bamako, Mali, crashed mid-lift off from Dakar’s Blaise Diagne airport shortly after 1 a.m. local time, the BBC reported. One of the 78 passengers was seen scrambling away from the Boeing 737-300 aircraft as it went up in flames, one clip from the scene showed. The plane – which Air Senegal chartered from the Senegalese carrier Transair –...
  • A hidden danger lurks beneath Yellowstone...Catastrophic hydrothermal explosions rocked the park in the past and could again in the future

    05/08/2024 1:08:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    Science News ^ | Douglas Fox
    Mount Ontake in Japan rises 3,067 meters above sea level — a windswept giant standing head and shoulders above densely forested hills. This ancient volcano is a popular trekking site. A trail traverses its ash- and boulder-strewn ridges. There are several huts and a shrine. On September 27, 2014, hikers took advantage of a blue sky and gentle wind. At 11:52 a.m., over a hundred of them stood on the summit, eating snacks and taking photos. Disaster struck with little warning. The windows and doors of a nearby hut rattled, vibrated by a low-frequency shock wave inaudible to humans. People...
  • New rock art discoveries in Eastern Sudan reaffirm catastrophic climate change

    05/08/2024 12:56:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.scimex.org ^ | May 7, 2024 | Macquarie University
    A rare cast of a red-painted cow in a rock shelter, accompanied by a man ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New archaeological findings from the hyper-arid Atbai Desert, in Eastern Sudan, indicate the Sahara Desert was once a lush and green environment. Dr Julien Cooper from the Department of History and Archaeology, led a team of archaeologists in 2018 and 2019 on the Atbai Survey Project, discovering 16 new rock art sites in Wadi Halfa, one of the most desolate and driest areas of the Sahara. Almost all of the newly discovered artwork, which dates back 4000 years, features the presence of cattle. “It...
  • Sierra Nevada records snowiest day of the season from brief but potent California storm

    05/07/2024 10:00:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 5, 2024
    A weekend spring storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay area and closed Northern California mountain highways also set a single-day snowfall record for the season on Sunday in the Sierra Nevada. The wet weather system had mostly moved out of the state by Sunday morning, but officials warned that roads would remain slick after around two feet (60 centimeters) of snow fell in some areas of the Sierra. “Did anyone have the snowiest day of the 2023/2024 season being in May on their winter bingo card?” the University of California, Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab asked on the social...
  • First Light Of Barnsdall, Oklahoma After Last Nights Deadly Tornado

    05/07/2024 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    X (formerly Twitter) ^ | 05/07/24 | Jordan Hall
    This is a silent video of a drone flyover of Barnsdalle, Oklahoma. (3 minute and 47 second video in link below)https://twitter.com/JordanHallWX/status/1787822246712553761
  • P.D.S TORNADO WATCH for Oklahoma-Kansas...also calls for "GIANT HAIL"...

    05/06/2024 12:59:48 PM PDT · by basalt · 21 replies
    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/ ^ | 05/06/24 | basalt
    forecast calls for Giant Hail..not sure ive seen that before. https://www.spc.noaa.gov/
  • Oklahoma AGAIN under HIGH Tornado threat today...

    05/06/2024 9:02:57 AM PDT · by basalt · 10 replies
    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/ ^ | 05/06/24 | basalt
    poor Oklahoma City in the bullseye again... https://www.spc.noaa.gov/
  • Storm destroys the world's largest floating Solar Panel Farm

    05/06/2024 5:36:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    Twitter / X / Citizen's Free Press ^ | May 5th, 2024 | Staff
    AL GORE please pick up the red emergency phone. Storm destroys the world's largest floating Solar Panel Farm. What Valedictorian engineer signed off on this stupidity. VIDEO AT LINK...................
  • Traffic delayed by beer spill on Wisconsin highway

    05/03/2024 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | May 3, 2024 | Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK................... May 3 (UPI) -- Officials warned of traffic delays on a Wisconsin highway when an overturned truck spilled beer into the roadway. Menomonee Falls police shared photos on social media showing the semi truck on its side in the northbound lanes of Interstate 41 on Thursday with cases of Miller High Life beer spilling out from its rear. Two lanes of traffic were closed for the clean-up operation and police warned drivers to seek alternate routes or expect delays. The scene was cleared and all lanes of traffic were reported later in the afternoon. The cause of...
  • Late Spring Storm Could Bring Upwards of a Foot of Snow to Sierra Passes This Weekend

    05/03/2024 1:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    News4 ^ | Fri, May 3rd 2024
    If April showers bring May flowers then what does May bring? Apparently significant snow at higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter weather advisory for the greater Lake Tahoe basin and parts of the high Sierra. The NWS says snow accumulations up to three to six inches are expected around Lake Tahoe and six to 12 inches over higher Sierra passes, with up to 10 to 14 inches across the Sierra crest above 7,000 feet. The bulk of the storm moves through Saturday and wraps up by 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 5. Roads, especially...
  • American South sea levels from Texas to North Carolina rising TWICE as fast as rest of the world - threatening to flood your favorite vacation spots (only 6.73 years left)

    05/03/2024 4:14:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/03/24 | Nic White
    Cities, towns and vacation spots across the American South are 'drowning' under rapidly rising tides that could soon put them underwater. Ocean levels are at least six inches higher than they were a decade ago along a swathe of the country from Texas to North Carolina. An overall rising ocean is coupled with vicious tidal events that wreak havoc and kill locals, especially when they coincide with storms. The problem is already affecting thousands of Americans living along the coast, and millions more across the US will feel it in the coming decades. Climate change is steadily raising sea levels...
  • James Webb Space Telescope Maps Weather on Planet 280 Light Years Away, Raising Hopes for Biosignature Detection

    05/02/2024 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    (NASA, ESA, CSA, Ralf Crawford (STScI)) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Scientists using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have successfully mapped the weather on a planet 280 light years away. Earlier detections made by older space telescopes had hinted at the presence of an atmosphere on WASP-43b, however, the instruments aboard the JWST are the first to measure the actual weather in the planet’s atmosphere. “With Hubble, we could clearly see that there is water vapor on the dayside. Both Hubble and Spitzer suggested there might be clouds on the nightside,” explained Taylor Bell, a researcher from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute...
  • Sun unleashes near X-class solar flare: M9.5 eruption sparks radio blackouts across the Pacific (video)

    05/01/2024 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 1, 2024 published 2 hours ago | Daisy Dobrijevic
    The solar flare is the most powerful eruption from sunspot region R3654 yet. Last night (April 30), the sun released an extremely powerful solar flare triggering widespread radio blackouts across the Pacific region. The flare peaked at 7:46 p.m. EDT (2346 GMT) and ended shortly after at 7:58 p.m. EDT (2358). Solar flares are eruptions from the sun's surface that emit intense bursts of electromagnetic radiation. They are created when magnetic energy builds up in the solar atmosphere and is released. Solar flares are categorized by size into lettered groups, with X-class being the most powerful. Then there are M-class...
  • Antarctica Volcano Spits $6000 Worth in Gold Every Day

    04/30/2024 10:35:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 29, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    An active volcano in Antarctica is shooting $6,000 in gold dust into the air every single day, NASA’s Earth Observatory revealed last week. The volcano on Mount Erebus spits pockets of gas containing 80 grams of crystallized gold daily, it said. Mount Erebus, is arguably Antarctica’s most famous volcano. It holds the titles of the tallest active volcano on the continent, with its summit reaching 12,448 feet (3,794 meters), and the southernmost active volcano on Earth. Named after the personification of darkness in Greek mythology, Mount Erebus was erupting when Captain Sir James Clark Ross first discovered it in 1841....