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  • President Trump Has Now Signed 40 Pieces Of Legislation As He Moves To Enact His Agenda

    06/25/2017 8:07:48 PM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    President Donald Trump continues to sign legislation, an achievement he deemed “nice” Friday. The bills include an act to improve weather forecasting, a long-term vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and reforms for the Department of Veteran Affairs. The three pieces of legislation all had bipartisan support. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 calls for a $19.5 billion budget for NASA — an increase from $19.3 billion in 2016 — and also asks that NASA create a plan for getting humans “near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s.” During...
  • How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix

    06/24/2017 5:36:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/24/2017 | Doug Gollan
    How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix Doug Gollan , Contributor I write about luxury travel from private jets to experiences Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. If you tuned on the news this past week you learned this time there were no “tapes” and that airplanes sometimes can’t fly in extreme heat. Nearly 50 flights by American Airlines were canceled, impacting thousands of passengers when temperatures at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport approached 120 degrees. While thousands of airline passengers were being inconvenienced by weather as happens to tens of thousands of flights...
  • France's heatwave reaches peak as pollution spike hits Paris

    06/22/2017 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Local, the ^ | 21 June 2017
    France's sweltering heatwave is not over yet, and in Paris it's not just the temperatures that are high, with pollution levels peaking in the French capital forcing authorities to take action. Most of France is baking under the sun after national weather agency Meteo France increased the number of departments on alert for heatwaves to 67 (see map below) on Wednesday afternoon. And to make life more difficult, a peak in pollution linked to the heat has hit the French capital. French authorities take heatwaves extremely seriously, and it's little wonder. Back in August 2003, a heatwave killed 15,000 mostly...
  • Tropical Storm Cindy Forms in Gulf of Mexico

    06/20/2017 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 06-20-2017 | Staff
  • Odds of a tropical storm creep up to 90 percent

    06/18/2017 2:32:12 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6-18-2017 | keri blakinger
    The odds of a tropical storm hitting southeast Texas this week are inching slowly upward as swirling winds pick up in the Caribbean. A tropical disturbance sparked by a broad band of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean now has a 90 percent chance of turning into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. If that system hits Houston, it could mean a torrent of rain and possible flooding. But as of now, it's still not clear where the stormy weather will hit. "A lot of the models early on were going towards Florida and or south of...
  • Watch How the Global Warming Scare Began - the Real Story (Weather Channel Founder!)

    06/03/2017 10:07:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    WOR 710 AM (Homepage of Mark Simone) ^ | 06/02/2017 | John Coleman
    The founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.
  • Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, U.S. forecasters say

    05/25/2017 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 21 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 25 May 2017 | AFP
    The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said on Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of hurricanes, is a major reason for the expected rise in the number of storms. Other factors include above-average sea surface temperatures and weaker vertical wind shear across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes. "The outlook reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El...
  • Latest Forecast: Denver Is Under A Winter Storm Warning

    04/29/2017 7:57:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | Unknown
    As only CBS4 told you last night, Denver would see a beautiful start to Friday – and we were greeted to a cloudless blue sky as temperatures warmed to a high of 54 degrees. Then the weather began to change as a storm system tracking across the Four Corners region and then over New Mexico began producing a strong upslope flow along the Front Range changing rain over to snow. As a result, the Denver and Boulder areas are under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday for 4-12 inches of slushy snow. The higher...
  • Bill Nye Called Out CNN for Giving Climate Change Denial A Platform on Earth Day

    04/23/2017 10:51:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | April 23, 2017 | Marykate Jasper
    Bill Nye was invited to speak on CNN’s New Day Saturday program for Earth Day, along with May Boeve, the executive director of green action group 350.org; and William Happer, a climate change skeptic and physicist at Princeton. Nye was clearly exasperated with Happer’s claims, and annoyed that CNN had invited him. To enthusiastic nods from Boeve, Nye said, “I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change.” (CNN is hardly the first media organization to give these...
  • Tropical Storm Arlene becomes first named storm of season

    04/20/2017 6:24:26 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    WKMG-TV Orlando ^ | April 20, 2017
    MIAMI - A weather system in the Atlantic Ocean morphed into Tropical Storm Arlene Thursday becoming the first named storm of the year, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, but last year two storms formed before the official start of the season. Forecasters say tropical storms are rare in April and Arlene is only the second one observed in the month since weather satellites went into use. The system is expected to dissipate Friday and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Arlene is moving at 25 mph with...
  • White Easter: Sweden wakes up to snow and record low temperatures

    04/16/2017 4:44:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 16 April 2017 07:55 CEST+02:00
    Easter Sunday got off to an unusually cold start across Sweden — with three weather records broken as some towns experienced their chilliest April night in decades. Southern Sweden saw unseasonably cold temperatures, with up to 10 cm of snow in northern Skåne, Blekinge, Kronoberg, Halland and Kalmar. In Örebro, the mercury dropped to –14°C, making it the coldest April night since 1944, according to P4 Örebro. In Karlstad, Sweden’s meteorological institute SMHI said temperatures reached –9°C, meaning it was the coldest night of April since 1985. …
  • Road Runner: Interstate 10 dust warning measures set to grow in 2017

    04/02/2017 11:09:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | March 5, 2017 | Murphy Woodhouse
    Imagine a dust storm, driven by monsoon downbursts, building near the Maricopa-Pinal county line. There are thousands of Interstate 10 motorists and hundreds of thousands of Phoenix exurb residents who would probably want to know about such a storm before the stinging, blinding wall of sand arrives. But does all of metro Phoenix need to get the alert? Likely not, but the National Weather Service’s Ken Waters told the dozens of attendees at the annual dust-storm workshop in Coolidge last week that that’s exactly what would happen with the existing cellphone warning system in place for dust events. “If I’m...
  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • DRUDGE: What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up.

    03/14/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 141 replies
    What is going on with National Weather Service? Lots of misses piling up. Overreaction by govts, bad forecasting very troubling trend!!— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 14, 2017
  • Nor’easter: March snowstorm targets Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    03/11/2017 4:42:15 AM PST · by metmom · 101 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | March 10,2017 | Dalia Ibrahim
    Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:55 - Parts of the Northeast are primed for significant snow threats through midweek next week as Canadian Arctic air spills south. A clipper system is forecast to descend form the Canadian Prairies this weekend bringing light snow to the Upper Midwest. As the low interacts with the sub-tropical moisture in the Southeast, it will begin to significantly intensify Monday and Tuesday. Early models indicate areas north of Virginia could see the highest snowfall accumulations Monday through Wednesday, while areas farther south will see mostly rain. “The threat of heavy snow greatly increases for Pennsylvania, New...
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

    03/03/2017 9:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 12 hours ago March 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA:Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra NevadaMarch 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and businesses each year. For the first time in at least five years, there should be more than enough of it.According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the water stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada range was 185 percent of the long-term average for the...
  • Blizzard hits Hawaii as record rainfall poised to end California drought

    03/03/2017 1:35:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Ellen Powell
    The blizzard in Hawaii and high levels of precipitation in California contrast sharply with the low snow levels across much of the rest of the country in 2017. It's been a strange year for weather so far, and a recent series of events has confounded expectations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a blizzard hit mountaintops on Hawaii's Big Island. Most of the snow fell overnight, blanketing the summit of Mauna Kea with eight inches and making the road to the summit impassable. In California, meanwhile, record levels of rain and snow look set to lift much of the state out of...
  • Watch the ‘super-soaker’ pineapple express storm hitting California<<( Vudeo link)>>

    02/24/2017 5:52:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | February 24, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California – video followsFrom the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERNASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017. IMERG rainfall estimates for the period from Feb. 15 at 00:30 UTC (Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. EST) to Feb. 23 at 23:00 UTC (6 p.m. EST). The initial surge was responsible for bringing part of the rainfall (up to about 2 to 3 inches) was seen over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California.CREDIT NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce The West...
  • 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...