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  • Heat Wave Melting Record Snowpack in Northern California

    05/01/2017 9:39:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 30, 2017
    Forecasters expect at least one California river to hit flood stage later this week as a heat wave melts record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Sunday they expect the Merced River in Yosemite National Park to go about a foot over its banks on Wednesday.
  • 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...
  • California DWR videos of Emergency Spillway Operation

    02/14/2017 3:04:08 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    California DWR Videos ^ | February 13, 2017 | California DWR
    Five separate videos shot by CA DWR as the emergency spillway becomes active (overtops) at 8:a.m. on Saturday morning through Sunday p.m., and work on Monday to drop rock to fill the erosion channels. Most videos are from drones and the relationship of the spillway to the main spillway on the right (direction southeast) and the parking lot on the left (direction northwest) can be easily seen. It appears that the fear of failure of the emergency spillway was two-fold with erosion moving back up to the narrow base of the spillway and possibly undercutting the concrete spillway, and the...
  • Is California overdue for biblical, catastrophic flooding? History says it could be

    02/11/2017 9:21:52 AM PST · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11th, 2017 | By Katie Dowd
    Californians are always talking about the coming Big One, but what if the big one is a flood, not an earthquake? With this recent cavalcade of rainstorms, there's been renewed interest in a 2011 USGS study on the so-called "ARkStorm." In it, the USGS lays out a case for a hypothetical "megastorm," one that could cause up to $725 billion in damage and impact a quarter of California's homes. The ARkStorm would bring with it catastrophic rains, hurricane-force winds and hundreds of landslides. Central Valley flooding alone is projected to span 300 miles. If that sounds far-fetched, there's historic precedent:...
  • SAAMI on salvaging wet ammo (Louisiana Floods)

    09/10/2016 8:53:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    Following last month’s catastrophic flooding in large parts of Louisiana, the organization that creates safety and technical standards for firearm ammunition published guidelines for salvaging wet ammo. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute along with the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, published the document to help gun owners determine what to do with ammo that has been affected by water and moisture. The short answer, they say, is err on the side of caution and do not try to salvage ammo that has been completely submerged in water. Using such ammo could result in damage...
  • NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

    09/07/2016 11:50:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 7, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds. Using two different sets of measurements and computer model runs simulating thousands of years, scientists found a clear sign of global warming in the rain that triggered the flooding that killed at least 13 people, damaged 150,000 homes and cost at least $8.7 billion. More than 26 inches of rain fell in one week, with nearly a foot in just one day, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Leftists Attack Christian Leader On Louisiana Floods

    08/26/2016 4:04:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 26,2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Liberal secularists are attacking national Christian leader Tony Perkins for trying to make sense of the Louisiana floods from a biblical perspective, after Perkins and 80 percent of his Louisiana church members lost their homes to those floods.
  • Kirstie Alley blasts Obama over Louisiana floods

    08/21/2016 9:43:50 AM PDT · by wrrock · 52 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 8/20/16 | nydailynews
    ctress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter "firestorm" on Friday after she challenged Obama's reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner. "On a golf course in Martha's Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?," she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Donald J. Trump’s not only Louisiana’s but America’s Answer to a Prayer

    08/21/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    For all of the smears and insults now being hurled his way daily, Donald J. Trump answered the cries of the downtrodden in Louisiana Canada Free Press cannot be the only one making the connection between the need for the kind of leadership Donald J. Trump would provide for America and the Great Flood of 2016 that tragically took away 13 lives and still counting, devastating 40,000 homes with an historic 31 inches of rain in some areas over the course of four straight days. With absolutely no help from their president, the people of America, once again became their...
  • FORE: OBAMA HITS IT OUT OF BOUNDS IN LA FLOOD RESPONSE

    08/20/2016 8:02:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Who knows the real motivation for his inattention to Louisiana, but at least we do know some good news, Obama leaves office in five months The Great Flood of 2016 has devastated 40,000 homes across the state of Louisiana. Sadly, 13 people have lost their lives in this historic storm, which produced up to 31 inches of rainfall in some areas over the course of four days. This is more rainfall than the City of Los Angeles experiences in four years. It was a storm that was so intense that it only happens once every one thousand years. Emergency officials...
  • Obama irks La. flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate

    08/19/2016 12:53:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination. In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).” The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access...
  • President Obama to Visit Baton Rouge (Obama Folds)

    08/19/2016 12:49:53 PM PDT · by abb · 164 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    President Obama is expected to travel to Baton Rouge next Tuesday to get a first hand look at the devastating flood damage in the state. This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.
  • POTENTIAL TROPICAL STORM COLIN HEADS FOR WEST FLORIDA TODAY

    06/05/2016 8:18:59 AM PDT · by varina davis · 36 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 6/5/2016 | National Hurricane Center
    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT SUN JUN 5 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: A low pressure area located near the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and western Cuba. Surface data show that pressures are falling in the area, and that winds to near tropical storm force are occurring over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for additional development, and this system is likely to become a tropical...
  • THE LATEST: MASS FLOODS? GET USED TO IT, CLIMATE EXPERTS SAY

    06/03/2016 9:09:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2016
    PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the flooding that has affected parts of Europe (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Scientists say extreme rainfall, such as that hitting France, has increased worldwide and especially in Europe because of man-made climate change.
  • Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate

    01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 1/21/2016 | Viv Forbes
    Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth. Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit...
  • U.S Gives Immigrants “Severe Weather” Amnesty for Recent Floods

    01/09/2016 8:42:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    judicial watch ^ | 1/8/16 | staff
    Always on the prowl for opportunities to grant illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration is capitalizing on the recent floods to reward undocumented aliens in the affected regions with a special “severe weather immigration relief.” The measure was recently announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. It appears that in the last few years USCIS has been preoccupied with shielding illegal aliens who may not be candidates for the president’s broader executive amnesty initiatives from deportation. Judicial Watch has reported on this extensively over the years,...
  • Man in viral flood rescue video was trying to protect firearm business

    12/31/2015 9:47:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Fox 2 (St. Louis) ^ | 12/30/15 | Chris Hayes
    The Eureka man who crawled atop his pickup truck to await rescue from floodwaters said he had good reason to be out and about – he was trying to save his business and protect residents in the process. Sam Andrews, owner of Tier One Weapon Systems off Hwy 109, was moving guns and other tools from his business when his pickup truck became waterlogged. "I went to sleep about 1:50 a.m. and the parking lot was completely dry. I woke up at about 3 am with the sound of water....
  • Reports show tents trapped Boy Scouts during deadly flooding

    09/28/2015 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Deadly floodwaters that tore through a Boy Scout troop's New Mexico campsite as they slept turned their tents into wet cages that clung to their bodies like saran wrap, newly released police reports and taped interviews show. The group of eight California boys and their chaperones fought desperately to escape, some using their teeth to rip holes in their tents. "You could hear people yelling, but you couldn't understand what they were saying," Michael Evans, one of the adults, told police of the chaos that June night.
  • Pictured: The seven California hikers swept to their deaths by flash floods in Utah's Zion [tr]

    09/18/2015 9:08:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    Search teams have recovered the body of a missing hiker who was killed by a flash flood in Utah's Zion national park in Utah. The group, identified late Thursday, were washed away soon after they secured a permit to explore the canyon. The men and women were washed away on Monday afternoon. Search teams have found the body of a seventh hiker killed in a rain-swollen canyon of Utah's Zion National Park hours after the ill-fated group obtained a park permit to venture into that area despite forecasts of probable flash flooding, park officials said on Thursday.
  • Texas floods and commodities: Farms face 'total loss for year'

    05/31/2015 2:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 29, 2015 | Robert Ferris
    Texas' farmers were among the first to applaud the rain that abruptly halted a grueling multiyear drought that had tormented the region. But what began as a blessing has turned quickly into a disaster, as corn and wheat crops rot in flooded fields. "I think it is not all farmers, but some farmers are looking at a total loss for this year," said Mike Barnett, a spokesperson for the Texas Farm Bureau. "You have some situations where farmers had a bumper crop, and now they have next to nothing for the season." The downpour has doused Texas with 35 trillion...