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  • Thundersnow hammers the East Coast, and so do the jokes

    03/07/2018 3:39:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    CNET ^ | March 7, 2018 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow. That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening. "Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," Weather.com explained in 2015. "Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top. The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft. In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in...
  • The Winter Storm Slamming The East Coast Is Becoming A 'Bomb Cyclone' — NWS - 'Life Or Death'

    03/02/2018 9:43:48 AM PST · by blam · 194 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-2-2018 | Kevin Loria
    At the start of 2018, a nor'easter winter storm intensified so quickly that it became what meteorologists call a "bomb cyclone." It appears that's happening again. Winter storm Riley, as the Weather Channel has named it, is bringing potentially record-setting flooding to the Northeast, dumping rain and snow, and whipping the East Coast with wind gusts that are expected to reach hurricane force. The storm is now undergoing a rapid intensification process called "bombogenesis," which means its central pressure is dropping quickly (an indicator of a storm's strength). Such bomb cyclone conditions are not uncommon for nor'easter storms. But this...
  • Stunning Photos From Space Show The 'Bomb Cyclone' Blasting The US East Coast (Awesome)

    01/04/2018 2:41:39 PM PST · by blam · 146 replies
    The huge storm was born when a surge of moist ocean air spiraled north to meet a frigid blast of Arctic air — the perfect recipe for a Nor'easter. The winter storm has gained considerable strength over the past 24 hours, leading to what may be the region's most intense (and rapidly intensifying) in more than 40 years, according to Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and writer. Thousands of flights have been canceled as a result, stranding travelers all over the US. Although the storm's power is impressive from the ground, it takes on a whole other dimension in images taken...
  • Trump: US could use some ‘good old Global Warming’ to heat up cold states

    12/28/2017 5:27:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/17 07:17 PM EST | Brandon Carter
    President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to note the record-breaking cold weather currently slamming much of the eastern U.S., saying the country could use some “global warming” during the cold snap. “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!” Large swaths of the US are expected to see record-breaking cold temperatures over New Year’s weekend, with some areas expected to have...
  • East Coast Tsunami Drill Set for March 22

    03/21/2017 10:21:53 AM PDT · by mware · 31 replies
    weatherboy ^ | March 20, 2017 11:28 am
    In the LANTEX17 exercise, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake in the eastern Atlantic is simulated. Located approximately 345 miles west southwest from Lisbon, Portugal and 510 miles west of the Straits of Gibraltar at 36.0ºN, 15.0ºW, the quake sends a tsunami towards the North American east coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) are providing the framework for the LANTEX17 tsunami exercise, which is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Atlantic region. Recent earthquakes and their associated tsunamis, such as those in Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile(2010, 2015), and Japan (2011)...
  • East Coast faces gas shortages, price hikes after pipeline leak

    09/16/2016 2:43:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-16-16 | Charles Riley
    A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the eastern United States, a disruption that threatens to drive up prices and leave service stations without fuel to sell. A section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly 250,000 gallons was discovered in rural Shelby County, Ala. The major pipeline, one pipe of which has been severed, provides gasoline for an estimated 50 million people on the East Coast each day, according to company estimates. The cause of the leak...
  • Cruz's Texas win marks lowest home state support in 104 years

    03/06/2016 7:08:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 107 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/2/16 10:05 AM | Paul Bedard
    Sen. Ted Cruz's victory in his home state of Texas, dubbed huge by many in the media, was the worst showing by a Republican candidate in a home state since 1913, according to a new analysis. On Super Tuesday, Cruz won 43.7 percent of the vote, besting Donald Trump who won 26.7. But the average primary showing by Republican candidates who won their home state in the last 100 years has been 78.5 percent, according to the Smart Politics blog from Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
  • Panic-buyers flood grocery stores and commuters are begged to stay home ahead of 'historic'..

    01/25/2015 9:00:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 103 replies
    Dailymail.com and Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    Panic-buyers flood grocery stores and commuters are begged to stay home ahead of 'historic' blizzard that threatens to drop THREE FEET of snow on New York City and up to 57million on East CoastHuge lines were pictured in food stores and warnings flooded in to stay home amid snow falling at 4inches per hour Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers not to 'underestimate' the storm, which could drop 36inches in places Snowfall expected to be accompanied by hurricane-strength winds blowing at up to 65 miles per hour New York governor Andrew Cuomo warned commuters to go home early as roads...
  • (Tropical Storm)Cristobal Will Bring Rough Surf To US Eastern Beaches

    08/24/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Accuweather.com ^ | 8-24-2014 | Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
    Kristina Pydynowski, Senior MeteorologistAugust 24, 2014 Tropical Storm Cristobal has taken shape and is expected to become a hurricane and impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States with hazardous conditions. Tropical Depression Four strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal at 6:20 a.m. EDT Sunday. Cristobal was churning near the southern Bahamas at that time. Cristobal is forecast to stay east of the U.S. this week. However the Atlantic coast will not be free of impacts from the tropical system. "Even if a tropical storm or hurricane was to stay east of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., a strong system...
  • East About To Be Overrun By Billions Of Cicadas

    05/06/2013 2:29:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 202 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6,2013 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.
  • Russian Sub Skirts Coast

    11/06/2012 9:48:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | November 5, 2012 5:05 pm | Bill Gertz
    A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. The submarine was identified by its NATO designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based with Russia’s Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of anti-submarine warfare efforts. One defense official said the submarine was believed to...
  • Russian Sub Skirts Coast

    11/05/2012 4:09:12 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacom ^ | 11/6/12 | Bill Gertz
    A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. The submarine was identified by its NATO designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based with Russia’s Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of anti-submarine warfare efforts. One defense official said the submarine was believed to...
  • Sandy remains a hurricane (~1), slowly leaving the Bahamas (death toll up to 41 in Caribbean)

    10/26/2012 7:44:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog - Wunderground.com ^ | 10/26/12 | Angela Fritz and Jeff Masters
    Reuters reports that the death toll from Sandy in the Caribbean is now up to 41 people as Hurricane Sandy continues its track toward the U.S. East Coast this afternoon, slowly leaving the Bahamas. States of Emergency have been declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and New York. The hurricane is just barely still a Category 1 with surface winds of 75 mph and a minimum central pressure of 971 mb. Ocean buoys off the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas are recording sustained winds of around 45 mph this afternoon, with gusts steadily increasing and now up to 60...
  • Sea levels rising on US East Coast faster than anywhere else (3 times faster than global average)

    06/25/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Seth Borenstein
    The Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the US Geological Survey. Sea levels are rising much faster along the U.S. East Coast than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report. U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile (965-kilometer) swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990,...
  • Tropical Storm Alberto: Early Start to Atlantic Hurricane Season

    05/21/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    ALBERTO CONTINUES TO GENERATE SOME DEEP CONVECTION...BUT THE CLOUD PATTERN OF THE STORM IS BEGINNING TO BECOME ELONGATED EAST- NORTHEASTWARD...WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF INCREASING SHEAR. THE CURRENT INTENSITY IS HELD AT 35 KT FOR THIS ADVISORY...ALTHOUGH DVORAK ESTIMATES SUGGEST A SLIGHTLY LOWER VALUE. AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT SHOULD PROVIDE A BETTER ESTIMATE OF THE STRENGTH OF ALBERTO. GLOBAL MODEL PREDICTIONS SHOW A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN SHEAR OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND THIS...ALONG WITH DRY AIR SEEN IN WATER VAPOR IMAGERY...SHOULD LEAD TO WEAKENING AND DISSIPATION IN 2-3 DAYS. THE OFFICIAL WIND SPEED FORECAST IS SIMILAR TO...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • AP Editor: We Still Consider Herman Cain A Second-Tier Candidate

    10/10/2011 8:56:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll, crushing Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. And OK, a CBS poll recently found him tied with Romney among likely Republican primary voters. Sure, he also scored a resounding victory in another straw poll this weekend. And Rasmussen just today released the finding that 56% of GOP voters like Cain's 9-9-9 plan. So is that enough to make the Associated Press consider Cain a first-tier candidate? Nah. On MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" this morning, AP's political editor, Liz Sidoti, sniffed "we still consider him a second-tier candidate." View the video here.
  • East Coast's Unknown Fault Line Theory

    08/24/2011 5:34:38 PM PDT · by trooprally · 25 replies
    The Weather Channel says yesterday's east coast earthquake was caused by an unknown fault line running under D.C. and through Virginia. It is now being called Obama's Fault, though Obama will say it's really Bush's Fault. Other theories are that was the founding fathers rolling over in their graves or that what we all believed to be an earthquake was actually the effects of a 14.6 trillion dollar check bouncing in Washington.
  • U.S. East Coast is the Next Wild Weather Target

    08/06/2011 4:25:39 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies
    Whatsupwiththat.com ^ | August 6, 2011 | Joseph D’Aleo
    This is August and the east coast season peaks in September with activity in October. August systems often provide just a hint at what is to follow. This year after the winter record cold and snows, spring heavy rains and record flood and tornadoes, a 60 to 100 year drought in Texas and nearby areas. A year without a summer in the Northwest and brutal heat in the south central and at times most other areas of the central and east. Now comes the hurricane season. La Ninas often do far more damage from El Ninos. This was a super...
  • Not again! Another snowstorm hits East Coast

    01/26/2011 8:50:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/11 | Karen Matthews - ap
    NEW YORK – Schools closed, governments sent workers home early and planes were grounded Wednesday in an all-too-familiar routine along the East Coast as another snowstorm swept over a region already beaten down by a winter not even half over. ... Millions of people got that oh-no-not-again feeling as the wet and sloppy storm engulfed the Northeast, where snowbanks in some places were already so high that drivers couldn't see around corners. In Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands of customers lost electricity, as heavy snow toppled power lines.