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  • Iran thinks Israel has been stealing its clouds to cause a drought

    07/03/2018 10:36:31 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 44 replies
    Metro News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Georgia Diebelius
    An Iranian general has accused Israel of ‘manipulating weather’ to prevent rain over the Islamic republic – aka, stealing the country’s clouds. Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organisation, alleged that his country was facing cloud ‘theft’ during a press conference. However he was later contradicted by the nation’s weather chief.
  • Rain Forecast Complicates Rescue of Thai Soccer Team

    07/03/2018 9:26:53 PM PDT · by cba123 · 36 replies
    VOA News ^ | July 03, 2018 9:40 PM
    Rescuers in Thailand are racing against time to get a youth soccer team out of the partially flooded cave where they have been trapped for more than a week as forecasters predict heavy rains in the coming days. (please see full article at the link)
  • 28 Years Ago Today In Phoenix

    06/26/2018 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
  • WYFF News 4 anchor, photojournalist tragically die when tree falls on SUV

    05/28/2018 6:25:39 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    http://www.wyff4.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Unknown
    The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area. Video: Polk County authorities give update on accident Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said the engine of the SUV was running and the transmission was in drive when authorities arrived at the scene about 2:30 p.m. He said the tree that fell on the SUV was about 3 feet in diameter and had stood back off the road. Tennant said the ground was saturated and the tree's root system failed.
  • It's Still Snowing in Eastern Canada and More Snow Is Possible...

    05/25/2018 7:18:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 5/24/18 | Linda Lam
    Yes, it's late May and it's still snowing in eastern Canada and more snow may fall this weekend in both Canada and the U.S. An unusual out-of-season snowfall resulted in some unbelievable pictures in Newfoundland and New Brunswick this week. Although snow in May does happen here, this is a rare snowfall so late in May....
  • UPDATE: Tropical disturbance has 40 percent chance of development

    05/22/2018 12:53:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    The National Hurricane Center increased the chances that a mass of clouds and storms in the Caribbean could become something tropical, designating it the first “invest” of the year. So called invest 90-L has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical or sub tropical system as it moves north into the Gulf of Mexico over the next five days.The word invest is short for investigation – an area to look more closely at for potential development. The hurricane center numbers them 90 to 99 with the letter L, which stands for Atlantic. Another update on invest 90-L will be...
  • More Downpours To target Southeastern US Toward Memorial Day As Tropical Concerns Remain

    05/21/2018 5:47:52 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 5-21-2018 | Kristina Pydynowski
    A resurgence of tropical moisture is expected to further increase the downpours that spell good and bad news for the southeastern United States as Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches. There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather pattern that has developed over the Southeast. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to jeopardize sporting events and outdoor plans in most communities on a nearly daily basis through the end of May. As is typical, the afternoon and early evening hours will be the most active times of the day. Another surge of tropical moisture will be the culprit behind residents...
  • Work on I-70 may not be done on time [PA]

    05/16/2018 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | May 15, 2018 | Kathie Warco
    The soggy spring and delays in obtaining the necessary environmental permits may push back the completion date of work to reconstruct Interstate 70 between Beau Street and the Route 519/Eighty Four interchanges. “We are behind schedule,” Scott Faieta, assistant construction engineer for the state Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. “We met last week with the contractor, and it may be necessary to push it back to summer of 2021. It was supposed to be done November 2020.” The contractor for the $117 million project is Lane Construction Co. The work includes widening the highway to three lanes in each direction...
  • Rain of terror: Egypt to crack down on 'fake' weather reports

    05/01/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Mon 30 Apr 2018 17.00 EDT | Ruth Michaelson in Cairo
    Meteorological authority prepares draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts Donald Trump may routinely rail against the “fake news media”, but Egypt is going one better by cracking down on “fake” weather reports. The head of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority has said it is the only government body authorised to make predictions about the country’s weather, and is preparing a draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts. Ahmed Abdel-Al, the EMA chairman, said during a television interview that the bill seeks to punish anyone “talking about meteorology, or anyone using a weather forecasting device without our consent, or anyone who raises confusion...
  • California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

    04/24/2018 3:01:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Mariette LeRoux
    Paris (AFP) - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday. The Golden State has already experienced a rapid rise in such "whiplash" events -- careering from a record multi-year drought between 2012 and 2016, to heavy flooding in the winter of 2016-17. The situation will worsen as the global climate alters due to mankind's voracious burning of coal, oil, and gas for energy, a team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. They projected that wet-to-dry...
  • The Weather Channel: They Seem Disappointed That We're Having A Much Below Average Tornado Season

    04/23/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 30 replies
    Has anyone noticed that when watching The Weather Channel as of late, the meteorologists have come to the point of obsession about the near-absence of tornadic storms usually encountered in the United States, namely "Tornado Alley", at this time of year? It seems they're actually disappointed in not seeing this killer weather phenomenon as they would like and are doing what I call "cheerleading". Nearly every discussion and numerous videos of past and recently encountered tornadoes dominate 24 hrs a day. They're saying the reason for this is to keep people informed on how to stay safe during such storms,...
  • Ice storm update: Get ready for heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two

    04/15/2018 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/14/18 | T.J. Pignataro, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, Karen Robinson
    Pray your power stays on and get ready for some heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two. That's the second chapter of Ice Storm 2018 as it circles through the Buffalo Niagara region this weekend. As the frontal boundary that brought the ice and sleet to Western New York over the last 18 hours or so treks northward today, the mixed precipitation and freezing rain will change over to all rain, the National Weather Service said. It could be heavy at times.
  • Rise and Shine

    04/15/2018 7:24:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-15-18 | MOTUS
    The swiftest hours, observed as they flew—Towards this afflicted fancy fastly drew;And, privileg’d by age, desires to knowIn brief the grounds and motives of her woe.— Shakespeare It’s Sunday again – already? What happened to last week? Based exclusively on the bad weather and relentlessly bad news – I’m already sick of Comey and he hasn’t even officially started his non-apology tour - I’d say good riddance. However, I’m getting a bit too old to be so cavalier about time’s passage so I’ll just note that it wasn’t the best week ever and let Judge Jeannine put Comey in...
  • Blizzard conditions in parts of Nebraska leave several state highways impassable

    04/14/2018 1:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/14/18 | Mara Klecker
    A spring blizzard that brought heavy snow and whiteout conditions to much of western and central Nebraska has shifted to northeast Nebraska. And if you think the Omaha area has avoided the snow, just wait a little bit. It's still coming, but it shouldn't cause nearly as much trouble as it has elsewhere. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for east-central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa until 10 p.m. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and minor ice accumulations of are expected, the weather service said. Drivers should expect to encounter slippery roads.
  • Winter kills: 48,000 Brit deaths blamed on worst winter in 42 years

    04/09/2018 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    If only Michael Mann could “adjust” real temperatures the way he adjusted them on his infamous “hockey stick” graph that formed the key argument of Al Gore’s scaremongering hit movie, An Inconvenient Truth. But instead of “The end of snow” (New York Times, 2014), Britain has gotten hit with a long and very cold winter. The tabloid Daily Star sensationalizes the cold snap with “studies” that come up with the figure of 48,000 “excess” deaths blamed in the cold snap. Quite frankly, one can concoct all sorts of studies to “prove” or “demonstrate” all sorts of dubious propositions. So,...
  • Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

    04/02/2018 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | April 2, 2018 | by Marlowe Hood
    Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday. A world that heats up by 2C - long regarded as the temperature ceiling for a climate-safe planet - could see mass displacement due to rising seas, a drop in per capita income, regional shortages of food and fresh water, and the loss of animal and plant species at an accelerated speed. Poor and emerging countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America will get hit hardest, according to the studies.
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday — to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property — weather.com — were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. “The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • MSNBC Promo Promises Fawning Coverage of Gun Control March

    03/20/2018 8:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/19/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Displaying the liberal cable channel’s eager anticipation for Saturday’s gun control protest in Washington D.C., the March for Our Lives, on Monday, MSNBC aired a gushing ad celebrating the movement to restrict gun rights. In promo that could just as easily have been created by the Democratic National Committee, a headline appeared on screen declaring: “There’s a movement afoot.” A soundbite followed of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and gun control activist David Hogg proclaiming: “I don’t want something like this ever to happen again. I want us to take action.” More headlines scrolled across and touted how the...
  • The Strange Story of How Nazi Germany Surrendered (and Then Kept Fighting)

    03/19/2018 3:12:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    It was said on May 8, 1945, that some of the victors wandered around in a daze. They were puzzled by a strange silence. The guns were no longer firing the permanent barrage, their constant companion, during those last months since they had crossed the Rhine. Some could not quite believe it was all over. They had longed for an end to the war in Europe for years. “Then suddenly it was upon them all and the impact of the fact was a thing that failed to register–like the death of a loved one,” the historian of the U.S. 3rd...
  • D.C. councilman apologizes for anti-Semitic comments [Democrat blames Jews for the snow]

    03/19/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    DCW50 ^ | 3/18/18 | T Layne
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. councilman issued an apology Sunday night for making anti-Semitic comments. Ward 8 council member Trayvon White Sr. posted a video to Facebook Friday morning when it was snowing in D.C. and talked about an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.