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  • [Future Headline] Global Warming Causes November Hurricane Kate! Raise Carbon Taxes Now!

    11/09/2015 1:11:51 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 7 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | ublished Nov 9 2015 01:05 PM EST weather.com | NA
    Tropical Storm Kate has strengthened near the central Bahamas. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft investigating the system found that maximum sustained winds had increased to 45 mph as of late Monday morning. Kate has maintained this intensity as of early Monday afternoon. Kate is not a direct threat to the United States, but will continue to impact the Bahamas with gusty winds and locally heavy rain through early Tuesday morning. (MORE: Follow Tropical Storm Kate With Our Interactive Storm Tracker) Highlights: Tropical Storm Kate was centered 30 miles east-southeast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas as of early Monday afternoon....
  • Wreckage of Cargo Ship Believed to be El Faro Located in More Than 15,000 Feet of Water

    11/01/2015 7:30:54 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel that they believe to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. The vessel was located at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of the last known position.
  • Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage on Mexican coast "Nature was good to us"

    10/25/2015 2:27:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | October 25, 2015 | Christopher Sherman,
    ...."We were fortunate as to where it made landfall. It was not a densely populated area," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "You and I would be having a very different conversation if this went over the top of Puerto Vallarta." He said the lack of fatalities was probably the result of the storm's narrow footprint. Category 5 winds extended 15 miles out on either side of the eye, and hurricane-force winds extended for 35 miles from the center of the storm. On Saturday, Patricia's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 30 mph...
  • Monster Hurricane Patricia quickly losing strength

    10/24/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | By Manuel Roig-Franzia
    MEXICO CITY — Patricia, a storm that once carried the strongest hurricane winds ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, is weakening rapidly as it slogs inland after strafing a lightly populated stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, where it toppled trees, bashed in roofs and swept away cars. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, struck cautiously optimistic notes in an update from a federal emergency center but warned people to stay in shelters as the storm continued to drop heavy volumes of rain and threatened to cause floods and landslides. “With the information we have, and taking into account that the phenomenon...
  • Why U.S. really needs ambassador to Mexico (CNN Triple Barf Alert)

    10/24/2015 4:26:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Oct 15 | Juliette Kayyem
    Juliette Kayyem (CNN)The data on Hurricane Patricia doesn't need much expert analysis to understand why this is such a big deal. Already packing sustained winds of 200 mph, this is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. And it will be deadly. Indeed, the unfortunate reality is that the measure of success for areas on the western coast of Mexico -- which has instituted state of emergency orders -- will be the extent to which they can minimize fatalities. With so much going on, you can imagine the U.S. ambassador to our southern neighbor will be kept extremely...
  • Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

    10/23/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Patricia roared onshore in southwestern Mexico on Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds with what forecasters called a potential to cause "catastrophic" damage. The storm's center made landfall near Cuixmala, about 55 miles (85 kilometers) west-northwest of the port city of Manzanillo. Record wind speeds measured earlier in the day had fallen off somewhat to 165 mph (270 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said, but Patricia was still an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm.
  • Hurricane Olaf (Vanity)

    10/23/2015 5:33:23 PM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    I am having trouble with my satellite service. What are they saying about Hurricane Olaf? Last I heard it is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves east of Hawaii and heads east. I am north of San Francisco Bay and last I heard we were to have heavy weather from it by Tuesday. I know it is early but where do they think it will hit? Expected path after land fall? Thanks Updates would be appreciated
  • Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere

    10/23/2015 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    AP ^ | October 23rd, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day. The storm was homing in on a Pacific coastline dotted with both sleepy fishing villages and gleaming resorts, including the popular beach city of Puerto Vallarta and the port of Manzanillo. After hitting land, Patricia's projected path would quickly take it over mountainous terrain that's prone to dangerous flash...
  • Patricia, Strongest Recorded Hurricane with 200-mph Winds, Menaces Mexico

    10/23/2015 8:07:47 AM PDT · by Cecily · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    With 200-mph sustained winds and even more powerful gusts, Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as it bore down Friday on Mexico's Pacific coast. The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 8 a.m. advisory, warned of a "potentially catastrophic landfall in southwestern Mexico" later Friday. While its strength could fluctuate, "Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall." Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction to a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. Citing observations...
  • Hurricane Patricia Hits Category 5 En Route to Mexican Coast

    10/23/2015 2:08:35 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 145 replies
    weatherunderground.com ^ | 10/23/15 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    History is being made tonight in the Northeast Pacific as Hurricane Patricia churns about 200 miles off the coast of Mexico, south-southwest of Manzanillo. With its 11 pm EDT Thursday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Patricia to Category 5, with top sustained winds of 160 mph and a central pressure of 924 millibars. Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the coast from San Blas to Punta San Telmo, including Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, with a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning eastward to Lazaro Cardenas. Update: Late Thursday night, an Air Force Hurricane Hunter flight captured some of...
  • U.S. Navy Tug to Begin Search for Sunken El Faro Near the Bahamas

    10/20/2015 1:33:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 10/19/2015 | Mike Schuler
    A search and salvage team from the U.S. Navy is expected to kick off its search for the American cargo ship El Faro this week which is believed to have sunk in some 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.
  • El Faro owners say mechanical failure left cargo ship adrift amid Hurricane Joaquin

    10/06/2015 6:33:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    The owners of a cargo ship that disappeared Thursday with 33 people on board as Hurricane Joaquin raged said the ship's captain had planned to skirt the storm, but was prevented from doing so by a mechanical failure that left the boat adrift in the path of the power storm. Phil Greene, president and CEO of ship owner Tote Services Inc., told the Associated Press the captain of the El Faro, whose name has not been released, had conferred with her sister ship — which was returning to Jacksonville, Fla. along a similar route — and determined the weather was...
  • Devastated: Crooked Island Residents Describe Battle Against Floods

    IN THE aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin, residents of Crooked Island have been describing having to rip through sheetrock with their children in their hands, fighting to reach the ceiling of their home to escape chest high floods.
  • **Photo and Video Available** Coast Guard holds press conference for missing container ship

    10/05/2015 2:49:25 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    U.S. Coast Guard, 7th Coast Guard District ^ | October 05, 2015 | U.S. Coast Guard, 7th Coast Guard District
    Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor responds to questions during a press conference for search-and-rescue operations for a missing container ship, El Faro, at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Oct. 5, 2015. Thirty-three people were aboard the El Faro before it went missing in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney.
  • USCG confirms: SS El Faro has sunk. 33 lives may be lost, still searching

    10/05/2015 7:16:02 AM PDT · by cll · 96 replies
    Various ^ | 10/05/15
    <p>USCG confirms SS El faro has sunk. 1 body and one damaged life boat found among large debris field. details forthcoming.</p>
  • Cargo ship that vanished into Hurricane Joaquin with 33 crew aboard,(Shortened)

    10/05/2015 6:46:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 5, 2015 | Laura Collins
    A cargo ship with 33 crewmen on board that has been missing since Thursday is believed to have sunk, according to authorities involved in the search for the vessel.
  • A major maritime disaster is underway in the Atlantic and it is subject to a media blackout?

    10/04/2015 6:33:03 AM PDT · by cll · 146 replies
    10/04/2015 | cll
    An 800 ft. cargo vessel sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan in the vicinity of a major hurricane with 33 crew on board loses power, starts listing, sends a distress signal and goes missing now for four days. Drudge has a link to the story just as a side of other hurricane stories. The story goes largely ignored by the mainstream media. Even Free Republic has taken it down from Breaking and Front Page news. That's 33 souls, 28 of which are Americans, possibly lost at sea or struggling to survive. A major U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue effort...

    10/03/2015 5:58:29 PM PDT · by cll · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/2015 | Ben Fox & Danica Coto
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has located a life ring from a cargo ship that lost power and communications during Hurricane Joaquin and is now the subject of an intense search in the southeastern Bahamas. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says the life ring was 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island. That's about 70 miles northeast of the last known position of the El Faro before it lost contact with authorities with 33 people on board. Doss says the crew of a C-130 airplane spotted the life ring Saturday and a helicopter crew confirmed it...
  • Families Hold Out Hope For 28 Americans Missing at Sea After Joaquin

    10/03/2015 1:44:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    Anxious family members of 28 Americans who went missing during Hurricane Joaquin awaited news of their loved ones' fates Saturday, as the Coast Guard combed hundreds of miles looking for their stricken cargo ship. Officials said there was still no sign of the El Faro, which was last heard from around 7:20 a.m. ET Thursday when a distress call indicated it had lost power and was taking on water.
  • Hurricane Joaquin Forecast: Why U.S. Weather Model Has Fallen Behind

    10/02/2015 6:51:23 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    For days, the models that guide the National Hurricane Center’s forecasts had been split over the future of Hurricane Joaquin. Different models were sending the storm to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina or to Maine or to Bermuda. The official forecast — which held that the storm would make landfall in the mid-Atlantic — was “low” confidence, as the center put it. It was an attempt to compromise between models that fundamentally disagreed. Friday, the official forecast now takes Joaquin out to sea. A direct hit on the East Coast can’t yet be ruled out, but the top models doubt...
  • Jacksonville Cargo Ship Missing in Hurricane

    10/02/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by cll · 14 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 10/02/2015 | Kumasi Aaron
    Coast Guard search and rescue crews are searching for a container ship with 33 crew members that sailed out of Jacksonville and was reported to be caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship, sailed out of Jacksonville Tuesday en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tim Nolan, president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, said that when the ship sailed, the crew was monitoring what was then Tropical Storm Joaquin. He said TOTE lost all communication with the El Faro as of 7:20 a.m. Thursday. "There are a number of possible reasons...
  • Jacksonville cargo ship missing in hurricane Coast Guard in Miami searching for ship with 33 crew

    MIAMI - Coast Guard search and rescue crews are searching for a container ship with 33 crew members that sailed out of Jacksonville and was reported to be caught in Hurricane Joaquin, near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship, was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville. About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Inmarsat satellite notification stating the El Faro was beset by Hurricane Joaquin, had lost propulsion and had a 15-degree list. The crew reported the ship had previously taken...
  • North Carolina under state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

    10/02/2015 4:08:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 65 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 12:55 pm, October 1, 2015 | Van Denton and CNN Wire
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin -- a category 4 storm. “We’re hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan,” Governor McCrory said. “I’ve ordered all state agencies to begin preparation for the severe weather, particularly flooding, that is going hit just about every corner of the state during the next few days." McCrory asked that everyone stay away from flooded areas because most storm-related deaths are due to drowning. “Regardless of the impacts of Hurricane Joaquin, North...
  • Hurricane Joaquin - Two very different predicted tracks: Weather Channel vs AccuWeather

    10/02/2015 2:52:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    Weather Channel & AccuWeather (websites) | Oct 2, 2015 | Me
    Just thought it interesting, and potentially very important for those living on the east coast, to point out how different the predicted path for this major hurricane is between these two major weather sources (Weather Channel and AccuWeather), at least as of the moment: Fri, Oct 02, 2015 @ 5:30AM EDT. AccuWeather appears to have it *several hundred miles* more west than does The Weather Channel. Perhaps the predictions are based on different computer models. The first map below is from AccuWeather. The second, The Weather Channel.
  • Forecast predicts Hurricane Joaquin will charge up Chesapeake Bay

    09/30/2015 6:26:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/30/15 | Scott Dance
    The center of Hurricane Joaquin could be churning up the Chesapeake Bay come Monday morning, bringing flooding rains and storm surge with it.The storm — which was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane Wednesday morning — is still about 200 miles east of the Bahamas, but is expected to strengthen and shift northward soon, according to the National Hurricane Center.Joaquin is expected to make a right turn and speed up the Eastern Seaboard starting Friday, before crossing the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Sunday and heading up the Chesapeake on Monday. While forecasts are tenuous several days...
  • Hurricane Joaquin

    09/30/2015 4:52:38 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 113 replies
    Just upgraded at 8am advisory.
  • Keep an eye on TS Joaquin, Strong Hurricane Is Potentially Heading Toward Outer Banks

    09/29/2015 9:18:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Just a heads-up to anyone in the NC to DE area, a Cat4 is potentially headed your way. Keep an eye on TS Joaquin
  • Watch Out East Coast! Flooding Rains and Joaquin Developing Too!

    09/29/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 81 replies
    NOAA and wunderground
  • 1935 Labor Day Hurricane: Hemingway Slammed New Deal Ineptitude

    09/07/2015 2:17:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States. No, not Katrina whose tenth anniversary was recently widely noted. This was a much more more powerful hurricane with a much higher death toll. It was the hurricane that hit the Middle Keys of Florida 80 Labor Days ago on September 2, 1935 and since hurricanes back then had no names, it was known as the Labor Day Hurricane. There were over 400 official deaths, most of them World War I veterans working in three CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps building the overseas highway. Most of those deaths could...
  • Hurricane Katrina turns 10: Remembering gun confiscation in New Orleans [Video]

    08/31/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    WND TV ^ | 8/31/2015 | Staff
    Hurricane Katrina Gun Confiscation Video
  • Something Historic Is Happening With Hurricanes In The Pacific Ocean — And It Could Mean Trouble

    08/31/2015 3:24:39 PM PDT · by blam · 101 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2015 | Lydia Ramsey
    Lydia RamseyAugust 31, 2015there are some storms a-brewin'. And, Although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.three hurricanesNOAA Here's a photo showing hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena from left to right. This is the first time three Category 4 storms have been seen in central and eastern Pacific Ocean at one time, according to The Weather Channel. Category 4 hurricanes have wind speeds anywhere from 130-156 miles per hour. Hurricanes are categorized primarily by wind speeds. the higher the sustained wind speed, the stronger the hurricane. A...
  • Ignacio maintains strength as Category 1 hurricane, forecast to pass north of islands [Hawaii]

    08/28/2015 9:58:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Ben Gutierrez
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hurricane Ignacio has maintained its speed in the Central Pacific as its track takes the storm near the Hawaiian islands. The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Friday, Ignacio was located approximately 840 miles east-southeast of Hilo. . . . Ignacio could become a Category 3 hurricane by Friday. . . . If the storm remains organized it could come close to the Big Island Monday evening. . . .
  • Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Tropical Storm Erika Approaches

    08/28/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 141 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 28, 2015 | Claudia Assis
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared state of emergency Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Erika, currently drenching the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and headed for the Dominican Republic. Erika, moving to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour, is expected to gradually turn north as it approaches Florida Sunday evening,.....
  • Tropical Storm ERIKA

    08/27/2015 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    000 WTNT85 KNHC 271733 TCVAT5 ERIKA WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 .TROPICAL STORM ERIKA PRZ001-002-003-004-005-006-007-008-009-010-011-012-013-VIZ001-002- 272100- /O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 PUERTO-RICO 18.22N 66.44W VIEQUES 18.12N 65.43W CULEBRA 18.32N 65.28W ST-THOMAS-AND-ST-JOHN 18.33N 64.85W ST-CROIX 17.74N 64.73W $$ ATTN...WFO...SJU...
  • Tropical Storm Erika to Reach Us by Monday as Category 1 Hurricane, According to Some Predictions

    08/26/2015 5:54:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | 8-26-15 | Chris Joseph
    It's time to release the hurricane tracking sharks because we're officially in the dreaded "cone of uncertainty" with Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to arrive in our neck of the woods by Monday morning. Most models predict that Erika could be a hurricane by the time it reaches our general area next week. According to most tracks and predictions, Erika's cone covers all of South Florida, as she approaches the Leeward Islands tonight. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbuda and Anguilla are all under a Tropical Storm Warning. The latest advisory has Erika with maximum sustained winds of...
  • Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

    08/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Staff
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Danny's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
  • A flypast to honour The Few: 18 Spitfires and Hurricanes take to the skies

    08/18/2015 12:02:35 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/2015 | EUAN MCLELLAND
    The skies above southern Britain echoed to the sound of massed Spitfires and Hurricanes today as the iconic aircraft took to the skies over south-east England to commemorate 75 years since the heaviest day of fighting during the Battle of Britain. The famous planes patrolled the skies once again after what was known as The Hardest Day, when the Luftwaffe launched a major offensive in a bid to wipe out RAF fighter command and achieve aerial superiority over the Channel. Just 600 RAF and Fleet Air Arm air crew managed to fly 927 sorties in an effort to stop 2,200...
  • Hurricane Blanca explodes into category 4, earliest second major hurricane on record

    06/03/2015 11:00:55 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3 at 11:43 AM | Angela Fritz
    Hurricane Blanca already became the earliest second hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific ocean when it reached category 1 status on Tuesday. Now the storm is undergoing a period of rapid intensification over very warm ocean waters, and has the potential to max out at a category 5 over the next couple of days. Blanca formed fast on the heels of Hurricane Andres, which surged to category 4 status on Sunday. Andres has since weakened to tropical storm-strength, but Blanca is quickly filling its shoes. The hurricane is the second of the season, the second major hurricane of the...
  • Could the Atlantic Hurricane Season Start Early?

    05/01/2015 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.weather.com ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Jon Erdman
    The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. However, the atmosphere doesn't always conform to that. Occasionally a storm develops early, and that could happen off the Southeast coast next week. Enlarge Setup For Potential Low The Setup The potential setup for this begins with a leftover, fading frontal boundary over the southwest Atlantic, the Bahamas and Cuba. This is the same frontal boundary that brought a much-needed soaking to South Florida earlier this week and gave Key West its third-heaviest April day of rain on record Wednesday. This old frontal boundary will be revived by an infusion of...
  • 'Isis' removed from listing of hurricane names

    04/18/2015 6:07:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ...'Isis' has been taken off from the formal checklist of names of foreseeable future hurricanes as it was now considered inappropriate mainly because of the eponymous militant group....
  • 'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

    04/17/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/15
    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. As the name of an ancient goddess of Egypt, Isis had been on the WMO list of names for hurricanes in the eastern North Pacific in 2016, WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said. But ISIS is also used to describe the Islamic State militant group, whose forces have captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria and which stands accused by U.N. war crimes investigators of committing brutal...
  • Katrina-size hurricanes used to hit New England; could it happen again?

    02/12/2015 5:31:06 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 17 replies
    cBS News ^ | 2/11/15 | Michael Casey
    New Englanders are no stranger to hurricanes, enduring the likes of Bob in 1991 and Donna in 1954, which packed winds over 100 miles per hour and caused hundred of millions of dollars in damage. But that was kids' play compared to the storms that hit the region centuries ago. Using sediment deposits from a Cape Cod pond, scientists said Wednesday that hurricanes more powerful than any on record in modern times swamped New England between the years 250 to 1150 A.D. And they were pretty frequent, with 23 hurricanes recorded - one for every 40 years - from what...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at Foodstorage.com have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. Foodstorage.com also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to NEMAweb.org. The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Landrieu off to Bad Start in Louisiana Runoff Election [satire]

    11/09/2014 8:13:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) got off to a bad start in her desperate bid to hold onto her seat. In an attempt to characterize her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy as “unreliable” and “undependable,” Landrieu demanded to know what he had done to help the state recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Cassidy, an MD, responded that he had been working to provide medical aid to refugees of the storm. With help from friends and neighbors he and his physicians’ group set up an emergency treatment center in an abandoned K-Mart. Landrieu shruugged this off as “small potatoes. While my opponent...
  • (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...
  • New Program Helps Elderly Deal With Climate Change

    07/21/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Rhode Island Public Radio ^ | July 21, 2014 | By AMBAR ESPINOZA
    A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan. This program will receive $150,000 over the next two years. Julia Gold, the health department's climate change program manager, said the agency and its partners will develop these plans during a pilot project to kick off this fall in Washington County. The grant to support this program comes from federal money designed to help long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Super Typhoon Neoguri to pass near Japanese island of Okinawa (Category 5)

    07/07/2014 12:05:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jethro Mullen
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A large super typhoon is gathering force as it barrels along a path that is expected to take it close to the Japanese island of Okinawa. By the time it nears Okinawa early Tuesday, Super Typhoon Neoguri is likely to be generating winds as strong as a Category 5 hurricane, meteorologists say. "This is a beast," said CNN International Meteorologist Tom Sater. Okinawa, where multiple U.S. military facilities are situated, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons. Many of the buildings on the island are designed to weather the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western...
  • Hurricane Arthur Scythes Through Outer Banks of North Carolina

    07/04/2014 6:26:41 AM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | July 04, 2014 | Chris Keane|
    The first hurricane of the Atlantic season has hit the North Carolina coast, a wet and windy spoiler of the July Fourth holiday for thousands of Americans as authorities ordered them to evacuate exposed areas. Hurricane Arthur crossed the coast near Cape Lookout at the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks at 11:15 p.m. EDT (0315 GMT) on Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph). This earned it Category 2 status on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Moving northeast at 22 mph (35.6 kph), Arthur is...
  • Hurricane Arthur

    07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 103 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 July 2014 | NHC/NOAA
    Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development. Sea Surface TempsPublic Advisories
  • 2014 Hurricane Season Prediction

    05/22/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 86 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | May 23,2014 | noaa/nhc
    Colorado State University researchers have forecast nine named storms in 2014, with just three expected to become hurricanes and one major storm. El Nino development is anticipated to contribute to a less active Atlantic tropical storm season. Forecasters got it wrong last year when they predicted an unusually busy hurricane season. There were just 13 named storms and two Category One hurricanes. The NHC has updated and revised several of their tracking and prediction products. The intensity probability table has been retired. The forecast cone (affectionately known as the cone of death or destruction) will be smaller. A new potential...