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  • M5.1 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea (Probable Nuke Test)

    02/11/2013 7:26:05 PM PST · by Strategerist · 52 replies
    US Geological Survey ^ | February 11, 2012
    Event Time 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC 2013-02-12 11:57:51 UTC+09:00 at epicenter 2013-02-11 21:57:51 UTC-05:00 system time Location 41.299°N 129.081°E depth=1.0km (0.6mi) Nearby Cities 24km (15mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 34km (21mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea 42km (26mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea 51km (32mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea 378km (235mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea Related Links View location in Google Maps
  • N. Korea likely to test fusion-boosted fission bomb able to reach U.S.

    01/29/2013 2:15:42 PM PST · by Strategerist · 32 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | January 25, 2013 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    North Korea's next nuclear test could enable it to use a smaller, more sophisticated bomb mounted on a long-range ballistic missile to strike the U.S. mainland, Japanese government sources said. Pyongyang will likely experiment with a fusion-boosted fission bomb in a "high-level" nuclear test it said would target the United States, according to the sources. A fusion-boosted fission bomb induces nuclear fusion with slight nuclear fission, enabling more efficient nuclear fission. A fusion-boosted fission bomb can therefore be made about one-fourth the size of an ordinary nuclear bomb. Either uranium or plutonium can be used to develop the bomb. North...
  • Romney Vote Total Passes McCain's

    11/21/2012 10:10:03 AM PST · by Strategerist · 57 replies
    2012 National Popular Vote Tracker ^ | November 21, 2012 | Dave Wasserman
    Romney: 60,099,431 McCain: 59,948,323 Obama 2012: 64,185,237 Obama 2008: 69,498,516
  • Over 3 MILLION Unprocessed California Ballots Remain (Stop the "Missing Votes" Idiocy)

    11/10/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 33 replies
    State of California ^ | November 9, 2012 | California Secretary of State
    Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for November 6, 2012, General Election STATEWIDE: Vote-By-Mail: 2,314,609 Provisionals: 922,446 Other*: 97,440 Estimated Total Remaining: 3,334,495 Updated: 11/9/2012 5:00 p.m.
  • Romney Received 170,000 More Bible Belt Votes (raw totals counted so far) than McCain (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:30:28 AM PST · by Strategerist · 22 replies
    November 9, 2012 | Strategerist
    Simply based on CNN raw totals counted so far (no projection for votes not counted) Romney has 18,573,603 votes from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tenessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. McCain had 18,402,511 in those states. By the way, in 2004 Bush had 17,746,072 votes in those states. Obviously there is no official definition of "Bible Belt" and PARTS of many other states would fit (Virginia, Colorado Springs, southern Indiana, etc.), and PARTS of the states I included as "Bible Belt" are definitely not full of Evangelicals. Obviously the voting age population has grown over...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Romney turnout 6.8% HIGHER in "Battleground" States than McCain (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:11:45 PM PST · by Strategerist · 48 replies
    November 7, 2012 | Strategerist
    Comparing 2008 vote totals to 2012 (with some numbers projected, as for example Colorado only has 90% of the votes in) overall in VA, NC, OH, NH, PA, FL, MI, MN, WI, CO, IA, NV (all states were also battleground states in 2008) Romney had 21,674,900 votes to 20,300,366 for McCain in those states, for a 6.8% advantage. In every individual battleground state Romney turnout was higher than McCain, from 20.4% higher in Nevada to 0.6% higher in PA. Ohio Romney turnout was 7.3% higher than McCain. In the non-battleground state of NY, Romney had 6.6% LESS turnout than McCain....
  • DHS Buys in Bulk to Save You Money (Ammunition)

    The congressman has received some letters and emails regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent purchase of a large amount of ammunition and other equipment. Obviously the thought of one branch of our federal government potentially stock piling weapons and/or ammunition is of great concern. For that reason, the congressman wanted me to let you know the full story on this issue. DHS contracted with a manufacturer for 40 caliber ammunition not to exceed 450 million rounds. Like with most of their contracts, prior to negotiating DHS headquarters in Washington reaches out to all the agencies under their umbrella,...
  • TORNADO EMERGENCY for Dallas, TX

    04/03/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 174 replies
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 116 PM CDT TUE APR 3 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY... AT 116 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONFIRMED A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LANCASTER...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE CITY OF LANCASTER! SEEK SHELTER NOW! THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... LANCASTER AROUND 125 PM CDT... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING...
  • Tornado Moving Through Branson, MO

    02/28/2012 11:30:52 PM PST · by Strategerist · 7 replies · 4+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | February 29, 2012 | Cramer
    EVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO 123 AM CST WED FEB 29 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 AM CST FOR TANEY COUNTY... AT 119 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO NEAR TABLE ROCK...OR 3 MILES WEST OF BRANSON...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH. THERE ARE STRONG INDICATIONS FROM SPOTTERS AND RADAR THAT A TORNADO IS MOVING THROUGH THE CITY OF BRANSON. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BRADLEYVILLE...BRANSON...BROWNBRANCH... EDGEWATER BEACH...FORSYTH...HOLLISTER...KIRBYVILLE...KISSEE MILLS... MERRIAM WOODS...OZARK BEACH...POWERSITE...ROCKAWAY BEACH...RUETER... TABLE ROCK...TANEYVILLE AND WALNUT SHADE. OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE TABLE ROCK LAKE. IN ADDITION TO A...
  • The Imaginarium of Barack Obama [Victor Davis Hanson]

    11/17/2011 8:21:24 AM PST · by Strategerist · 14 replies
    PJMedia ^ | November, 16, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The presidency of Barack Obama is full of funny things that need not follow any sort of logic. Images and ideas just pop in and out, without worry of inconsistency, contradiction, or hypocrisy. It’s a fascinating mish-mash of strange heroes and bogeymen, this imaginarium of our president. In the imaginarium there are no revolving doors, earmarks, or lobbyists. So Peter Orszag did not go from being OMB director to a Citigroup fat-cat. Once chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel did not make $16 million for his well-known banking expertise. The more you damn the pernicious role of lobbyists and the polluting role of...
  • Lambert/St. Louis Airport Struck by Tornado

    04/22/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 56 replies · 1+ views
    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 845 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011 0843 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO EMERGENCY MNGR AIR NATIONAL GUARD BUILDING DAMAGED...AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AT THE AIRPORT...AND CARS FLIPPED PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 817 PM CDT FRI APR 22 2011 0814 PM TORNADO BRIDGETON 38.77N 90.43W 04/22/2011 ST. LOUIS MO OFFICIAL NWS OBS OBSERVER AT STL REPORTS TORNADO AT LAMBERT FIELD MOVING EAST
  • Magnitude 4.7 - NORTH KOREA [Update - underground nuclear test]

    05/24/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 166 replies · 6,459+ views
    <p>This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.</p>
  • Earthquakes may endanger New York more than thought, says study

    08/21/2008 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 9 replies · 87+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 21, 2008
    Palisades, N.Y., August 21, 2008--A study by a group of prominent seismologists suggests that a pattern of subtle but active faults makes the risk of earthquakes to the New York City area substantially greater than formerly believed. Among other things, they say that the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plants, 24 miles north of the city, sit astride the previously unidentified intersection of two active seismic zones. The paper appears in the current issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America at http://www.bssaonline.org/cgi/reprint/98/4/1696. Many faults and a few mostly modest quakes have long been known around New York...
  • Confirmed 1/2 Mile Wide Tornado entering South Chicago Suburbs

    06/07/2008 4:21:20 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 98 replies · 1,153+ views
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 614 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2008 ILC031-197-080015- /O.CON.KLOT.TO.W.0024.000000T0000Z-080608T0015Z/ COOK IL-WILL IL- 614 PM CDT SAT JUN 7 2008 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN WILL AND SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTIES... AT 613 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND ONE HALF MILE WIDE APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE WEST OF MONEE. NUMEROUS REPORTS HAVE DAMAGED HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THIS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR MONEE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 26 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... MONEE...UNIVERSITY PARK...AND FRANKFORT BY 620 PM...
  • Cyclone death toll nears 4,000 in Myanmar, state radio says

    05/05/2008 6:01:14 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 18 replies · 292+ views
    Cyclone death toll nears 4,000 in Myanmar, state radio says 11 minutes ago YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Almost 4,000 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others are unaccounted for in a single town after a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, a state radio station said Monday. Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph. The cyclone blew roofs off hospitals and schools and cut electricity in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon. The government had previously put the death toll countrywide at 351 before increasing it Monday to 3,939. The...
  • Chile volcano erupts, villages evacuated

    05/02/2008 1:35:18 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 14 replies · 4,462+ views
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of people fled remote villages in southern Chile on Friday after a snowcapped volcano erupted, sending minor earthquakes rippling through the region. The Chaiten volcano belched fire and ash on Thursday night, causing more than 60 small tremors in Los Lagos, a region about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) south of the capital of Santiago. More tremors can be expected in the coming days, warned Emergency Bureau Director Carmen Fernandez. The government evacuated as many as 1,500 people from nearby villages and the town of Chaiten, just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the volcano, as ash...
  • Earthquakes in the West Reno Mogul-Somerset Area (Reno earthquake swarm intensifies, 4.4 today)

    04/24/2008 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 6 replies · 653+ views
    Two moderate earthquakes occurred this afternoon west of Reno, in the Mogul-Somerset area. These events are the largest in a continuing a series of earthquakes that began on Thursday February 28, 2008. The earthquakes today have been followed by numerous aftershocks, many large enough to be felt. Based on the magnitude of today’s earthquakes, felt aftershocks can be expected for several days. The activity west of Reno is unusual in that the largest earthquakes of the series have been the latest to occur. This is out of the normal pattern of mainshock followed by smaller aftershocks, such as has occurred...
  • Earthquake in Illinois could portend an emerging threat; Wabash Valley Fault- New Kid on the Block

    04/24/2008 3:08:37 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 19 replies · 425+ views
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | April 24, 2008 | Tony Fitzpatrick
    To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, originated in the Wabash Valley Fault and not the better-known and more-dreaded New Madrid Fault in Missouri's bootheel. The concern of Douglas Wiens, Ph.D., and Michael Wysession, Ph.D., seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis, is that the New Madrid Fault may have seen its day and the Wabash Fault is the new kid on the block. The earthquake registered 5.2 on the Richter scale and hit at 4:40 a.m. with a strong aftershock occurring at approximately 10:15 a.m. that morning, followed...
  • DNA frees man who spent almost 23 years in prison for rape

    04/16/2008 7:28:06 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 154 replies · 152+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 16, 2008 | Jeff Carlton
    After spending nearly 23 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, Thomas Clifford McGowan on Wednesday heard the words that set him free. "Words cannot express how sorry I am for the last 23 years," said state District Judge Susan Hawk, moments after overturning his convictions. "I believe you can walk out of here a free man." McGowan, 49, won his freedom after a DNA test this month proved what he had always professed: that he did not rape a Dallas-area woman in 1985 and then burglarize her apartment. He was convicted of both crimes in separate...
  • TORNADO EMERGENCY Memphis, TN

    02/05/2008 3:33:32 PM PST · by Strategerist · 1 replies · 40+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | February 5, 2008
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN 525 PM CST TUE FEB 5 2008 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CST FOR SHELBY... NORTHERN FAYETTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES... ...THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR THE WARNED AREA... AT 525 PM CST...A TORNADO WAS REPORTED. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LYNCHBURG...OR ABOUT NEAR HORN LAKE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SOUTHAVEN...WHITEHAVEN...SOUTHWEST MEMPHIS...DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS...OLIVE BRANCH...MIDTOWN MEMPHIS...SOUTHEAST MEMPHIS...FRAYSER... GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...BARTLETT...ELLENDALE...MILLINGTON... LAKELAND...EADS...ARLINGTON...SOMERVILLE...OAKLAND AND GALLAWAY. .IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE...
  • "Large and Extremely Dangerous Tornado" tracking through Southern Wisconsin

    01/07/2008 2:28:48 PM PST · by Strategerist · 99 replies · 500+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | January 7, 2008
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 417 PM CST MON JAN 7 2008 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CST FOR KENOSHA AND RACINE COUNTIES... AT 413 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR WHEATLAND AND NORTH OF NEW MUNSTER...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... UNION GROVE BY 425 PM CST... KENOSHA AIRPORT AND KENOSHA ARPT(KENW) BY 430 PM CST... ELMWOOD PARK AND STURTEVANT BY 435 PM CST... DOWNTOWN RACINE...NORTH BAY...RACINE BATTEN ARPT(KRAC) AND RACINE BATTEN...
  • M 7.3 Earthquake, Martinique

    11/29/2007 11:21:53 AM PST · by Strategerist · 94 replies · 1,524+ views
    Earthquake Details Magnitude 7.3 Date-Time Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 19:00:19 UTC Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 03:00:19 PM at epicenter Location 14.921°N, 61.264°W Depth 145.4 km (90.4 miles) Region MARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS Distances 21 km (13 miles) NW (322°) from Le Morne-Rouge, Saint-Pierre, Martinique 22 km (14 miles) NNW (336°) from Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre, Martinique 23 km (14 miles) WNW (296°) from Le Lorrain, La Trinité, Martinique 41 km (25 miles) NNW (331°) from FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique 269 km (167 miles) NW (319°) from BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.7 km (3.5 miles); depth +/- 6.9 km (4.3 miles)...
  • CEPEC Issues “Earthquake Advisory” For Bay Area Counties in Response to Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

    10/31/2007 7:33:14 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 29 replies · 274+ views
    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services ^ | October 31, 2007 | California Earthquake Prediction Advisory Council
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to Tuesday evening’s magnitude-5.6 earthquake near the junction of the Calaveras and Hayward faults, the following statement was issued by the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council, a panel of scientists chaired by the State Geologist that advises the Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) on the scientific validity of earthquake forecasts and seismic activity in areas where damaging earthquakes have occurred in the past. “A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred at 8:05 Tuesday evening (30 October 2007). The earthquake occurred near the junction of the Calaveras and Hayward faults in the southern San...
  • Major tornado outbreak Ohio Valley to Michigan ongoing; damage and injuries reported in Kentucky

    10/18/2007 6:37:14 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 41 replies · 810+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | October 18, 2007
    0534 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 10 SW OWENSBORO 37.66N 87.25W 10/18/2007 DAVIESS KY EMERGENCY MNGR FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF ST. JOSEPH. UPDATE AT 815PM...CONFIRMED MULTIPLE INJURIES REPORTED THROUGH NWS OFFICE IN LOUISVILLE. 0800 PM TORNADO NORTONVILLE 37.19N 87.46W 10/18/2007 HOPKINS KY LAW ENFORCEMENT UNCONFIRMED. SEVERAL BUILDINGS RECEIVED SEVERE DAMAGE. TIME APPROXIMATE. 0745 PM TORNADO 10 NW HOPKINSVILLE 36.96N 87.62W 10/18/2007 CHRISTIAN KY EMERGENCY MNGR UNCONFIRMED TORNADO REPORTED NEAR THE PENNYRILE FOREST STATE RESORT PARK. CONFIRMED DAMAGE WITH INJURIES. TOTAL INJURIES UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME 0058 UNK 10 SW OWENSBORO DAVIESS KY 3766 8725 WIDESPREAD DAMAGE REPORTED IN AND...
  • Tropical Depression 4 Forms in Atlantic

    08/13/2007 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 33 replies · 790+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 13, 2007 | Knabb
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042007 1100 AM EDT MON AUG 13 2007 ...FOURTH DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON FORMS IN THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC... AT 1100 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 31.6 WEST OR ABOUT 520 MILES...840 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS AND ABOUT 2000 MILES...3220 KM...EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 21 MPH...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS....
  • Greensburg (Kansas) Suffers Significant Damage in Tornado

    05/04/2007 9:36:58 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 43 replies · 14,106+ views
    KAKE TV ^ | May 4, 2007
    May 4 2007--A large tornado caused extensive damage in Greensburg, Kansas this evening. The storm hit the Western Kansas town shortly before 10:00 p.m. KAKE storm chaser Lanny Dean was just a few miles away when the tornado hit. Dean has seen several homes destroyed on the southern edge of the community. KAKE's Nick VinZant is reporting sigificant damage in Greensburg with houses destroyed and others seriously damaged. Stay with KAKE and kake.com for updates on this storm.
  • Large and Extremely Dangerous Tornado on Ground, Loraine Texas

    04/23/2007 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 45 replies · 1,769+ views
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX 758 PM CDT MON APR 23 2007 TXC151-353-240130- /O.CON.KSJT.TO.W.0022.000000T0000Z-070424T0130Z/ NOLAN TX-FISHER TX- 758 PM CDT MON APR 23 2007 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM CDT FOR FISHER AND NORTHERN NOLAN COUNTIES... AT 750 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 9 MILES EAST OF COLORADO CITY...AT LORAINE...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... ROSCOE BY 815 PM CDT... GANNON AND CAPITOLA BY 820 PM CDT... SWEETWATER BY 825 PM CDT......
  • Massive Tornado Outbreak on the High Plains

    03/28/2007 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 163 replies · 2,621+ views
    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS 755 PM MDT WED MAR 28 2007 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0752 PM TORNADO 1 E BIRD CITY 39.75N 101.51W 03/28/2007 CHEYENNE KS STORM CHASER DESCRIBED BY MEDIA AS 1/2 MILE WIDE TORNADO WITH POWER FLASHES. VIEWED FROM 2 MILES SOUTH OF MCDONALD LOOKING WEST TOWARD BIRD CITY
  • Tornado strikes Clovis, NM

    03/23/2007 7:07:10 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 47 replies · 5,723+ views
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM 800 PM MDT FRI MAR 23 2007 ...TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN CURRY COUNTY UNTIL 815 PM MDT... AT 758 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND SKYWARN SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED IN CLOVIS...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH. * THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... RANCHVALE AROUND 815 PM MDT... A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM MDT FRIDAY EVENING FOR EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.
  • Tornado Strikes Enterprise/Ft. Rucker, AL

    03/01/2007 11:54:59 AM PST · by Strategerist · 315 replies · 10,478+ views
    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 229 PM EST THU MAR 1 2007 129 PM CST THU MAR 1 2007 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM CST FOR DALE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... AT 125 PM CST...REPORTS OF A TORNADO NORTHEAST OF ENTERPRISE CONTINUE TO BE RECEIVED. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BOWDEN TERRACE...OR ABOUT NEAR FORT RUCKER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... OZARK...BLACKWELL FIELD AIRPORT...EWELL AND MARLEY HILL BY 135 PM CST... MABSON...BEAMON...BROWNS CROSSROADS AND DILL BY 140 PM CST... ASBURY AND SKIPPERVILLE BY 145 PM CST... THIS STORMS IS...
  • Ground Rises Near Ancient Italian Volcano

    02/25/2007 1:47:41 PM PST · by Strategerist · 30 replies · 1,098+ views
    LiveScience ^ | February 23, 2007 | Andrea Thompson
    The ground on the western edges of Naples, Italy is rising, spurring worries of a possible volcanic eruption, but scientists now think they know exactly what is causing the uplift and may be able to better predict any potential eruption. Using GPS measurements, a group of scientists at the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology in Italy monitored the ground’s motions for several years, and based on the patterns they observed, they believe the uplifting is caused by magma intruding from a shallow chamber. The rising motions of the ground reached a peak rate of about three feet per year...
  • Dumas, Arkansas struck by tornado ("Cars in Trees")

    02/24/2007 1:39:36 PM PST · by Strategerist · 122 replies · 6,796+ views
    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 326 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0255 PM TORNADO DUMAS 33.88N 91.49W 02/24/2007 DESHA AR TRAINED SPOTTER RECEIVED REPORT OF CARS IN TREES NORTH OF DUMAS ON HIGHWAY 65. TIME REPORTED IS APPROXIMATE. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 303 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2007 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0250 PM TORNADO DUMAS 33.88N 91.49W 02/24/2007 DESHA AR LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS REPORTS OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED IN...
  • Deaths reported in powerful Florida storms

    02/02/2007 4:52:07 AM PST · by Strategerist · 422 replies · 11,975+ views
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2007
    LADY LAKE, Florida (CNN) -- Deadly storms swept across central Florida on Friday morning, damaging homes, toppling trees and sending trucks careening off Interstate 4, police said. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said there were "several" fatalities in Lady Lake, where at least two mobile home parks were hit. Authorities could not say how many deaths there were.
  • MIDDLE LATITUDE AURORAL ACTIVITY WARNING (Northern California to North Carolina)

    12/13/2006 1:03:08 PM PST · by Strategerist · 55 replies · 522+ views
    Solar Terrestrial Dispatch ^ | December 13, 2006
    Updated: 06:15 UTC on 13 December 2006 Solar Terrestrial Dispatch www.spacew.com VALID BEGINNING AT: 00:00 UTC ON 14 DECEMBER VALID UNTIL: 23:00 UTC (5 pm EDT) ON 15 DECEMBER HIGH RISK PERIOD: 14 DECEMBER (UTC DAYS) MODERATE RISK PERIOD: 14 - 15 DECEMBER PREDICTED ACTIVITY INDICES: 15, 70, 30, 15 (13 - 16 DECEMBER) POTENTIAL MAGNITUDE OF MIDDLE LATITUDE AURORAL ACTIVITY: HIGH POTENTIAL DURATION OF THIS ACTIVITY: MAIN BELT = 12 HOURS MINOR BELT = 12-24 HOURS ESTIMATED OPTIMUM OBSERVING CONDITIONS: NEAR AND AFTER LOCAL MIDNIGHT EXPECTED LUNAR INTERFERENCE: MODERATE AFTER LOCAL MIDNIGHT OVERALL OPPORTUNITY FOR OBSERVATIONS FROM MIDDLE LATITUDES:...
  • Intelligence: North Korea Invades China

    10/18/2006 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 29 replies · 1,552+ views
    Strategypage ^ | October 18, 2006
    China and North Korea have been fighting a minor war over the collection of intelligence inside North Korea. While the North Korean border is, technically, closed very tight, the border guards can be bribed, and North Korea has given up trying to stamp that out completely. So China is able to get spies (usually Chinese who are ethnic Koreans, as are millions of people in northern China) into North Korea, and use cash to recruit more North Koreans as spies, so that China will have a better idea of what is going on inside North Korea. This battle has been...
  • Fourpeaked Volcano Alaska Information Release (Large eruption possible)

    09/25/2006 6:33:34 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 64 replies · 1,751+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | September 25, 2006
    FOURPEAKED VOLCANO (CAVW#1102-26-) 58°46'12" N153°40'19" W, Summit Elevation 6903 ft (2104 m) Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW On September 17, an explosion of ash, gas, and steam from Fourpeaked Mountain 320 km (200 mi) SW of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula marked the onset of unrest at this long-dormant, ice-clad volcano. AVO elevated the level of concern color code to YELLOW on September 20. Since then, AVO has gathered aerial and ground-based information and also initiated installation of geophysical instrumentation to better track activity at Fourpeaked. Based on our observations and limited geologic understanding of the volcano, it...
  • NOAA: 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

    05/22/2006 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 38 replies · 1,022+ views
    SUMMARY NOAA’s 2006 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates an 80% chance of an above-normal hurricane season, a 15% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below-normal season. This outlook is produced by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC), National Hurricane Center (NHC), and Hurricane Research Division (HRD). See NOAA’s definitions of above-, near-, and below-normal seasons. The outlook calls for a very active 2006 season, with 13-16 named storms, 8-10 hurricanes, and 4-6 major hurricanes. The likely range of the ACE index is 135%-205% of the median. This...
  • FEMA Official Says New Madrid Earthquake Preparedness Is Agency Priority

    02/25/2006 9:38:10 AM PST · by Strategerist · 68 replies · 2,032+ views
    AP (Through ABC News) ^ | February 24, 2006 | Cheryl Wittenauer
    ST. LOUIS - Preparing for a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid fault is a priority, a FEMA official said Friday before a congressional field hearing on government readiness to handle natural disasters. "New Madrid is at the top of the list," Michel Pawlowski, section chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said. "It's our primary objective." Pawlowski told a congressional committee that FEMA has "significant concerns" for the potential of a catastrophic earthquake equal in magnitude to those that struck parts of the Mississippi River Valley in 1811-1812, and again in 1895. The estimated magnitude of those earthquakes is...
  • Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Mozambique (updated to 7.5)

    02/22/2006 3:15:24 PM PST · by Strategerist · 37 replies · 738+ views
    Magnitude 6.9 MOZAMBIQUE Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 22:19:08 UTC The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred IN MOZAMBIQUE, about 225 km (140 miles) SW of Beira or about 530 km (330 miles) N of MAPUTO at 3:19 PM MST, Feb 22, 2006 (Feb 23 at 12:19 AM local time in Mozambique). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due...
  • Augustine Volcano Erupts Again after Several Days of Quiet (Back to Condition RED)

    01/17/2006 9:11:35 AM PST · by Strategerist · 19 replies · 733+ views
    ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION RELEASE Tuesday, January 17, 2006 8:00 AM AKST (1700 UTC) AUGUSTINE VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-01-) 59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m) Current Level of Concern Color Code: RED A strong seismic signal began at approximately 7:58 AST, marking an the onset of an explosive eruption of Augustine. We are changing the level of concern color code from ORANGE to RED. AVO is monitoring the situation closely and will issue further updates as new information and analyses become available.
  • Alaska Airlines Cancels 28 Flights As Result Of Mt. Augustine Volcano Eruption

    01/13/2006 6:10:00 PM PST · by Strategerist · 21 replies · 1,979+ views
    Alaska Airlines ^ | January 13, 2005
    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska Airlines announced it has canceled 28 flights scheduled to operate this afternoon through Saturday morning as a result of the Mt. Augustine volcano eruption. The airline has canceled flights as a safety precaution related to the possibility of volcanic ash existing at altitude. Starting at 3 p.m. Alaska time today, the airline will not operate scheduled flights between Anchorage, Alaska, and the following cities: Chicago; Juneau and Kodiak, Alaska; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle. In addition, the airline will not operate scheduled flights between Fairbanks and Seattle. Alaska Airlines expects to resume these...
  • Augustine Volcano Erupts (Condition RED) Ash Advisory for Kodiak Island

    01/11/2006 8:29:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 31 replies · 1,444+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | January 11, 2005
    AUGUSTINE VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-01-) 59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m) Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE The level of Concern Color Code for Augustine Volcano is now RED At 4:44 a.m. (AST) this morning, AVO began recording seismic signals interpreted as explosions at the summit of Augustine Volcano that likely mark the onset of an eruption. The current activity may be emitting ash, steam, and volcanic gases. If the volcano follows a pattern similar to the 1976 and 1986 eruptions, we would expect a further intensification of seismic activity prior to a larger explosive event. It is also...
  • Alaska's Augustine Volcano Alert level raised to ORANGE; Martin Volcano raised to YELLOW

    01/10/2006 10:34:16 PM PST · by Strategerist · 21 replies · 899+ views
    AUGUSTINE VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-01-) 59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m) Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE The level of Concern Color Code for Augustine Volcano is now ORANGE. Over the past six hours, earthquake activity beneath Augustine has increased markedly. AVO considers this activity indicative of a heightened possibility of an explosive eruption within hours to days. AVO is monitoring the situation closely and will issue further updates as new information and analyses become available. Onsite staffing at AVO has now expanded to 24 hour operations. Further information on Augustine Volcano and related hazards and response plans can...
  • Augustine's rumblings stir evacuation plan

    12/22/2005 1:02:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 5 replies · 413+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 22 | Tom Kizzia
    WARNING: Chances of a tsunami set off by Augustine called small, but real. HOMER -- With Augustine Volcano rumbling, scientists and government officials have finally agreed on what series of events will be necessary to evacuate the Homer Spit and other low-lying coastal areas in lower Cook Inlet. Disputes over the likelihood of a tsunami from an Augustine eruption -- even doubt over whether such a wave reported in 1883 ever occurred -- had a half-dozen public agencies and scientific groups at loggerheads last winter. But those differences got hammered out in meetings this week, as tremors on Augustine have...
  • NHC Report on Hurricane Katrina (Only Category 3 at both Louisiana and Mississippi Landfalls)

    12/20/2005 2:49:38 PM PST · by Strategerist · 26 replies · 516+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | December 20, 2005 | Richard D. Knabb, Jamie R. Rhome, and Daniel P. Brown
    ...After reaching Category 5 intensity over the central Gulf of Mexico, Katrina weakened to Category 3 before making landfall on the northern Gulf coast... ...The estimated Buras landfall intensity of 110 kt, just beneath the threshold of Category 4, is quite low relative to many other hurricanes with a comparable minimum central pressure... ...Katrina exemplifies that there is not simply a direct one-to-one relationship between the central pressure and the maximum sustained winds in a hurricane... ...The sustained winds over all of metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain likely remained weaker than Category 3 strength... ...It appears likely that most...
  • FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2006

    12/06/2005 7:05:31 AM PST · by Strategerist · 15 replies · 659+ views
    Colorado State University ^ | December 6, 2005 | Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray
    ABSTRACT Information obtained through November 2005 indicates that the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be much more active than the average 1950-2000 season. We estimate that 2006 will have about 9 hurricanes (average is 5.9), 17 named storms (average is 9.6), 85 named storm days (average is 49.1), 45 hurricane days (average is 24.5), 5 intense (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes (average is 2.3) and 13 intense hurricane days (average is 5.0). The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is estimated to be about 55 percent above the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2006 to...
  • Geologists keep close watch on Mount Augustine (Webcam of volcano now online)

    12/02/2005 4:54:19 PM PST · by Strategerist · 14 replies · 4,881+ views
    KTUU-TV Anchorage ^ | Decembe 1, 2005 | Dan Fiorucci
    Homer, Alaska - Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory are keeping a close eye on a sleeping giant tonight. That's because the Augustine volcano 60 miles outside of Homer appears to be re-awakening. In Homer, geologists set out a new instrument to monitor the volcano. That instrument is a television camera which is now providing live images you can see on the webcam, images of Augustine. KTUU recorded this image a few hours ago while it was still light out. As you can see, the volcano looks quiet. There is no steam emanating from the summit. But tonight no one...
  • ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION RELEASE (Augustine Volcano status raised to Yellow)

    11/29/2005 8:37:52 PM PST · by Strategerist · 14 replies · 1,535+ views
    AUGUSTINE VOLCANO (CAVW#1103-01-) 59.3633°N 153.4333°W, Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m) Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW Previous Level of Concern Color Code: GREEN AVO has detected important changes in earthquake activity and ground deformation at Augustine Volcano in southern Cook Inlet. These data are consistent with renewed volcanic unrest. AVO is therefore raising the level-of-concern color code from green to YELLOW and will continue to monitor activity closely. There is no indication that an eruption is imminent or certain. Beginning in May 2005, there has been a slow increase in the number of earthquakes located under Augustine Volcano....