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  • Gov. Phil Murphy responds to criticism over winter storm response in New Jersey

    11/16/2018 9:45:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | November 16, 2018
    ) -- Commuters across New Jersey faced a slow ride to work one day after a blast of snow and sleet brought traffic to a stop and led to a wave of criticism of Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy held a briefing in Woodbridge Friday morning to address the concerns. He was flanked by members of his administration who led the state's response to the storm. "I can understand and appreciate entirely and completely the frustration that I am hearing, and our team is hearing from commuters," Murphy said. "Every storm gives us a test. This is not the first, by...
  • No Peace for President Trump on Armistice Day

    11/11/2018 7:38:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, there will be no world peace, no peace in the valley as long as the anti-Trump media join the protesting progressive-left in trying to hound the American President out of office Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris, France were supposed to celebrate peace, commemorating the100 year anniversary of the end of World War1, instead the media war against President Donald Trump continued during the Armistice memorial. Most news networks—including even the weather channels—bitterly criticized President Trump for canceling his visit to a US cemetery in France because of bad weather.
  • Potent storm to strike states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections

    11/02/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    accuweather.co ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    Voter turnout for Tuesday’s midterm elections may be affected as a potent storm unleashes rain, strong winds and potentially violent thunderstorms from the midwestern to southern United States. According to research, weather influences some voters' response when making a decision to head to the polls. "Weather was found to be, on average, nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis," according to AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus. "Democrats are more weather sensitive, when compared to Republicans, and among the most weather-sensitive were African-Americans, those 65 and older and 18- to 24-year-olds," he said....
  • A Turkish Airlines Flight Flew an Extra 800 Miles and Still Landed on Time

    10/24/2018 8:30:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 23, 2018 | Sam Blum
    A Turkish Airlines flight journeying from Panama City to Istanbul, Turkey, took the brazen step of flying an additional 800 miles outside its usual flightpath, but passengers onboard might have otherwise been oblivious. The re-route was a huge divergence from its usual trajectory across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean, but thanks to excess windspeed harnessed by the jet stream, Flight 800 touched down on Turkish soil on time and unscathed. Wired first noticed the Airbus A330's arch-shaped journey on the website Flight Radar. On a mock-up rendering of the flight, the plane traverses the U.S. eastern seaboard before skirting...
  • Get ready for a wet and warm winter: Forecasters say weak El Niño will lead to 'unusually mild' [tr]

    10/18/2018 12:42:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Niño brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota.
  • Critical flooding situation developing on Lake Travis and downstream (Austin TX)

    10/18/2018 7:15:41 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    many | me
    Background: Over the past 3 days widespread rains of 6-10 have fallen on the Colorado river watershed above Austin. You may have seen amazing video of the Llano River wiping out homes and bridges. The llano river hit its highest level since 1935 with 300,000 cfs of water flowing into the CO River above Lake Travis at one point, This combined with other runoff caused Lake Travis to rise over 30 feet in 2 days!! The current level at Lake Travis is over 701 feet with many homes flooded already...5th highest of all time Llona river has receded with only...
  • *2018-2019 Winter Outlook...looks like a cold and snowy winter*(I95 Corridor)

    10/17/2018 6:23:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    perspectaweather.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    ...The bottom line A detailed analysis of many different factors suggests to me that much of the eastern half of the nation should experience a colder-than-normal winter with more snow than normal. Coastal storms in the eastern US will be much more of a threat this winter as compared to last year when La Nina conditions dominated in the equatorial Pacific. Overall temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region are likely to end up about 1.5-3.0 degrees (F) below-normal for the winter season and perhaps an even more dramatic chill will take place in the Southeast US where overall temperatures may average...
  • After Hurricane Michael, Florida skies turned purple. Here's Why

    10/11/2018 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    C-Net ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | Gail Fashingbauer Cooper
    America the Beautiful sings of "purple mountain majesties," but after deadly Hurricane Michael passed through Florida's panhandle, it was the skies that turned an eerie purple.... Reporters and residents shared images of post-storm skies ranging from a light lavender to a deep violet, and it turns out there's a scientific explanation for the unusual hues.
  • Raw Video: Dozens Of People Loot Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of NC

    09/17/2018 12:13:49 PM PDT · by PFW · 45 replies
    A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst. Shocking images of “dozens of people” ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation. This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didn’t even seem to care that a television news crew was filming them. Sadly, this always seems to happen whenever a major disaster takes place. Our established social order is so vulnerable, and so many people out there will gladly take advantage of others if they believe that there is an opportunity...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • MSNBC: How Can ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Respond to Hurricane?

    09/13/2018 8:21:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/12/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur predictably exploited Hurricane Florence to push the left’s climate change agenda and condemn “deniers” in the Trump administration. She brought on liberal environmental activist Bill Nye and ex-Clinton administration official Paul Bledsoe to provide even more alarmist rhetoric. “President Trump says FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence, but mounting evidence suggests it could incredibly difficult to deal with this disaster if climate change deniers are on the front lines of emergency response,” Tur proclaimed at the top of the segment. She then touted a new study “echoing...
  • Hurricane Florence. (weatherbell)

    09/12/2018 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | September 12,2018 | Hojzyk
    Florence makes landfall in Savannah, Georgia..SUNDAY Storm sits of coast..48 inches of rain possibe in North Carolina http://www.weatherbell.com
  • Climate Change Is Everyone's Problem. Women Are Ready to Solve It ("Climate change" is sexist)

    09/12/2018 6:04:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep. 12, 2018 | By Anne Finucaneand Anne Hidalgo
    Imagine a world with affordable, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, and decent work and economic growth for all. That is the world the United Nations imagined when it defined the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with “the desire to create a future where there is no poverty, the planet is protected, and all the people enjoy peace and prosperity.” But the reality is, that world can’t exist without the equal participation, and leadership, of women—as business and political leaders, investors, and contributors to the global economy.
  • Evacuation ordered for SC coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, lawmakers say

    09/10/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 146 replies
    myrtlebeackonlinel ^ | 9/10/2018 | Bristow Marchant And Tom Barton
    PINE RIDGE, SC S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. All eight the counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As of noon Tuesday, lanes will reverse on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia and Highway 50from Myrtle Beach. Highways 278 and 21 in Beaufort County will be ready for reversal as of noon, but officials will wait to make an order at that time....
  • SNOW ON THE SAVANNAH Giraffes and elephants wander about in the snow...

    09/11/2018 6:25:49 AM PDT · by jerod · 26 replies
    The sun ^ | September 11, 2018
    Pictures of the snow covered creatures have swept across social media as viewers marvel at the bizarre scenes. Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week. Sneeuberg translates to Snow Mountain and dustings are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap comes particularly late in the season. She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region.
  • Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm, on track to hit Southeast coast by Friday morning

    09/10/2018 9:29:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 10, 2018
    Hurricane Florence is a rapidly strengthening major storm with sustained 130 mph winds as it heads toward a potentially devastating landfall in the Southeast U.S. later this week, already prompting evacuation orders on the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening” storm surge in the Carolinas and Virginia, as well as “a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event” in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic.
  • Florence strengthens into a hurricane, threatens to hit Southeast US

    09/09/2018 10:28:48 AM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Florence regained hurricane strength Sunday and is expected to "rapidly intensify" into a major storm in the next few days as it continues its path toward the East Coast where residents are preparing for the worst. Florence could hit the southeastern U.S. coast late this week as a Category 3 or higher and bring upon life-threatening impacts. The hurricane is expected to make landfall between late Thursday and Friday morning. "There is an increasing risk of two life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm surge at the coast and freshwater flooding from a prolonged heavy rainfall event inland," the National Hurricane Center...
  • Florence Forecast To Become A Major Hurricane And Risk To The East Coast Is Rising

    09/08/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    npr ^ | September 8, 20183:21 PM ET | SHann Van Sant
    Tropical Storm Florence is quickly approaching the eastern United States, and according to the National Hurricane Center, the storm's threat to the East Coast keeps rising. The storm is traveling over warm water, and is expected to increase its speed and become a hurricane Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase." "However, given the uncertainty in track and intensity forecasts at those time ranges," the National Hurricane Center tweeted, "it's too soon to determine the...
  • Hurricane Florence & Isaac

    09/09/2018 8:01:18 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 715 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    September 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season, and the conga line of storms dancing across the Atlantic is not disappointing historical data. The Governors of NC and SC have declared states of emergency for a potential major hurricane landfall, while Hurricane Florence is slowly creeping westward. Florence is predicted to increase forward motion and intensity Monday. Hurricanes Hazel (1954) and Hugo (1989) are two notorious major hurricanes to make landfall in NC and SC, respectively. North Carolina has prior experience with "F" named hurricanes. Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999) caused widespread flooding and damage...
  • Hurricane Florence set to disrupt events weekend of Sept 15-16 in GA, NC, and SC

    09/08/2018 8:24:10 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Vanity based on current projected path via NHC-NOAA.gov web site ^ | 8-Sept-2018 | Part Vanity/Part NHC-NOAA info
    Here is the projected path of Hurricane Florence. Since the NHC/NOAA updates this IMAGE, it should change with passing time: