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  • Climatologist:Strong Winds Cause Dip In Global Warming Temperatures (Barf!)

    02/13/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    The Energy Colllective ^ | FEbruary 12, 2014 | Joseph Romm
    Title:Climatologist: When Souped-Up Ocean Warming Ends, Global Temperatures Look Set To Rise Rapidly Chart of temperature since 1950, also showing the phase of the El Niño-La Niña cycle. Via NASA. The last decade was the hottest on record, and 2010 was the warmest year on record, continuing the long-term trend driven by human emissions (see above graph). Still, in the past ten years, surface temperatures didn’t appear to warm as fast as many had expected — although the oceans kept warming rapidly, and Arctic sea ice melted faster than expected, as did the great ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica...
  • Winds Wallop Wapello, Iowa, Grain Bins

    06/26/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 26th, 2013 | Sherry Tomfeld
    WAPELLO, Iowa -- The winds came to Wapello on Monday. Damages to trees and some roofs were evident around the Wapello area. Probably the most devastating damage hit grain bins in this rural area. Farmers Elevator and Exchange sits along highway 61. They had two grain bins succumb to the high winds. A 200,000 bushel grain bin was totally disintegrated while a second bin of the same size was seriously damaged. The second bin was close to being lifted off of its foundation too.
  • Venus’ Winds Are Mysteriously Speeding Up

    06/18/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    UniverseToday.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jason Major on
    High-altitude winds on neighboring Venus have long been known to be quite speedy, whipping sulfuric-acid-laden clouds around the superheated planet at speeds well over 300 km/h (180 mph). And after over six years collecting data from orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has found that the winds there are steadily getting faster… and scientists really don’t know why. By tracking the movements of distinct features in Venus’ cloud tops at an altitude of 70 km (43 miles) over a period of six years — which is 10 of Venus’ years — scientists have been able to monitor patterns in long-term global wind...
  • Too windy for wind turbines! 165mph gales raise MORE questions about wind farms

    12/08/2011 10:36:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th December 2011 | Luke Salkeld
    Britain was battered by gales of up to 165mph yesterday, leaving a trail of destruction across the country. In one spectacular incident a 300ft wind turbine exploded in flames as it was buffeted by the high winds. Another wind turbine was completely blown down on Wednesday, raising questions about whether wind farms were simply unable to cope with the weather. ... Today temperatures are expected to plummet with blizzards, snowdrifts and black ice expected in the north, and continuing wind and rain in the south. The flaming £2million wind turbine was in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Witnesses said its blades...
  • Fierce winds forecast for Bay Area

    11/29/2011 2:31:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Mercury News (and ap) ^ | 11/29/11 | Mercury News wire reports
    Gusts up to 70 mph Wednesday are forecast for the Bay Area in "a potentially damaging and prolonged wind storm," the National Weather Service. The high-wind warning issued by the weather agency says the strongest winds will be in the hills above 1,000 feet; sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph with frequent gusts over 50 mph are expected through most of the Bay Area. The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Even fiercer winds are expected in Southern California, with northeast gusts to 80 mph in the mountain passes. Weather service forecasters are...
  • New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong winds

    08/27/2011 9:36:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2011
    The National Hurricane Center warned that wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms during Irene. New York (CNN) -- The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms. "As Irene moves through areas with high-rise structures, these structures will experience winds significantly stronger than indicated by the advisory intensity," forecasters said. "Winds at the 30-story level will likely be 20% higher than at the surface. And winds 80-100 stories up could be about...
  • Weather forces Showboat Branson Belle aground on Table Rock Lake......(Branson, Missouri)

    12/11/2010 9:56:13 PM PST · by TYVets · 14 replies
    KY3-TV Web Site ^ | December 11, 2010 | KY3-TV
    The wind was so strong Saturday night it blew the Showboat Branson Belle aground during its cruise with guests onboard. The Belle and local authorities tell KY3 there's no serious injuries and only three people requested medical assistance as a precaution. A passenger told KY3 over the phone Saturday night, most of the 567 passengers are calm but some are panicking. The passenger also says the captain announced it's not safe to evacuate the boat where they came aground. He said the rocky shoreline is covered in ice. Fire crews are trying to create a gameplan but the captain announced...
  • Storm to be Worst in 70 years (Chicago area)

    10/25/2010 9:14:23 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 135 replies
    CBSChicago,com ^ | 10/25/2010 | CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist and Megan Glaros
    UPDATED 10/25/10 8:09 p.m. ‘Great Lakes Cyclone’ To Strike Chicago Tuesday CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) – A combination of strong thunderstorms, followed by violent and destructive winds, will make for one of the Midwest’s most dangerous storms in 70 years. The temperature Monday is hit the 70s under partly sunny skies. But when Tuesday morning comes around, the Chicago area will be slammed with furious thunderstorms as a cold front passes over the area. Damaging winds will likely be a component of the thunderstorms, and there is a risk of tornadoes, CBS 2’s Mary Kleist reports. The severe storms are expected to...
  • Santa Ana Wind Warning Issued For Strong Event

    01/08/2009 1:19:42 PM PST · by JohnJeykis · 4 replies · 379+ views
    The Southern California Weather Authority has issued a Santa Ana Wind Warning effective Friday into next week. The warning has replaced the Santa Ana Wind Watch was means a pending situation is on hand. The warning signals that the more serious event is likely to happen and conditions are favorable for such. "These values are nearly the same as the strong event of October 2007, "said Meteorologist Kevin Martin of the Southern California Weather Authority. "I do know for sure that hurricane force winds will happen in some populated zones. The pass and canyon regions will open up best overnight...
  • Horrifically Scary Landing in High Winds (almost landing that is)

    03/03/2008 8:50:58 AM PST · by Scythian · 165 replies · 2,784+ views
    These people are lucky to be alive !!!!! Video
  • High Winds Could Hit 90 mph Inland By Dawn Tuesday(Heads Up, California!)

    12/24/2007 7:34:50 AM PST · by kellynla · 10 replies · 45+ views
    sciencedude.freedomblogg ^ | 12/24/2007 | Gary Robbins
    The Santa Ana winds will gust up to 90 mph before dawn Tuesday in the county’s eastern canyons and foothills and up to 50 mph at the coast, leading to a high wind watch from the National Weather Service. The third Santa Ana wind event in the past five days will start tonight and quickly build strength, says Stan Wasowski, a weather service forecaster. The winds will be blowing 35-45 mph by midnight in Fremont Canyon above the Anaheim Hills. But the gusts will hit double those speeds overnight, potentially causing wind damage. A gust of 90 mph would be...
  • Black Holes Launch Powerful Cosmic Winds

    11/05/2007 7:04:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 96+ views
    Space.com on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | Charles Q. Choi
    Black holes often are thought of as just endless pits in space and time that destroy everything they pull toward them. But new findings confirm the reverse is true, too: Black holes can drive extraordinarily powerful winds that push out and force star formation and shape the fate of a galaxy. Supermassive black holes are suspected to lurk in the hearts of many—if not all—large galaxies. These holes drag gas inward, which accrues in rapidly spinning, glowing disks. Astronomers have long thought that such "accretion disks" give off mighty winds that shape the host galaxies, profoundly influencing how they grow....
  • North America's Wind Patterns Have Shifted Significantly In The Past 30,000 Years

    01/24/2007 7:45:02 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 812+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-24-2007 | Dartmouth College
    Winds Of Change: North America's Wind Patterns Have Shifted Significantly In The Past 30,000 Years Science Daily — Dartmouth researchers have learned that the prevailing winds in the mid latitudes of North America, which now blow from the west, once blew from the east. They reached this conclusion by analyzing 14,000- to 30,000-year-old wood samples from areas in the mid-latitudes of North America (40-50°N), which represents the region north of Denver and Philadelphia and south of Winnipeg and Vancouver. Researchers (left to right) Yong Shu, Eric Posmentier, Xiahong Feng, and Anthony Faiia. (Photo by Joseph Mehling) The researchers report their...
  • Ill Winds Blows Over Storm-Hit Lands (Hurricane Season Begins)

    05/31/2006 7:33:09 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 805+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Ill wind blows over storm-hit lands The US hurricane season starts today with predictions of severe turbulence ahead Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday June 1, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Barstools are all that remain from a restaurant in Long Beach, Mississippi, after hurricane Katrina. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby. Somewhere over the Atlantic, a combination of warm sea surface temperatures and wind shear is brewing up a string of tropical storms that threaten to unleash a fresh season of devastation on coastal America. With New Orleans still surrounded by the wreckage of Katrina, a new hurricane season...
  • New York City Bids Fair Winds, Following Sea to Fleet Week Ships

    05/31/2006 5:47:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 485+ views
    NEW YORK (NNS) -- The 19th New York City Fleet Week came to a close May 31, as Sailors and Marines left New York City in their wake, headed for their next destination. While visiting the ‘Big Apple,’ Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in community service events, sports competitions, military demonstrations and Memorial Day remembrances in all five boroughs. “I’m just impressed by the good, positive attitudes and willingness to work that the young Sailors express,” commented Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Paul Ablaza, a Reservist with Naval Security Forces, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, N.J. “Seeing the dedication of...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 2-8, 2006: An Big Berg Licks the Tongue

    04/06/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 398+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | April 4, 2006 | NASA
    Not quite geology, per se, but since glaciers make geology frequently (and slowly), I thought this striking sequence of shots was worthy of presentation. To go to the article about the collision, click the picture; there are links to high-resolution (250m) images of each of the images shown below.
  • Two people crushed by toppled trees as high winds rake Northeast

    02/17/2006 4:04:27 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 411+ views
    WRGB ^ | February 17, 2006
    (Rochester, NY - AP) - Winds gusting up to 77 miles per hour knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and offices today and toppled trees onto a school bus, a car and a truck, killing a suburban Rochester woman and a state worker at a park in Saratoga Springs. A fierce storm swept across the Midwest and into the Northeast before dawn, sending temperatures in some parts of western New York plunging from 60 degrees to below freezing within a few hours. Downed or damaged power lines cut off electricity to at least 215,000 customers. A falling tree...
  • 82nd Airborne Unit Winds Down Short, Fulfilling Deployment

    12/29/2005 3:29:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 557+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2005 – An 82nd Airborne Division unit has again proven the division's unofficial motto of "America's 911 Force" during its deployment to Iraq's Anbar province. It was a short, violent and ultimately fulfilling deployment for the paratroopers of Task Force 3-504, said its commander, Army Lt. Col. Larry Swift. The unit - built around the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and under command of the 2nd Marine Division while in Iraq - was one of two battalions deployed in September from Fort Bragg, N.C. The unit worked with other coalition and Iraqi...
  • CA: Wind-Fueled Fire Threatens S. Calif. Homes (9,300 acres so far, triples in size overnight)

    09/29/2005 8:19:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 2,071+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | Paul Chavez - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A wind-whipped brush fire quickly tripled in size early Thursday to more than 9,300 acres, destroying at least one home and prompting evacuations as a ridge of flames was visible for miles. The blaze burned to the edge of a number of multimillion-dollar homes that abut rural, picturesque hillsides in the San Fernando Valley. Homes in several communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties were evacuated, but officials did not release an exact number. "Our house is still OK, but oh, God, it's not a good feeling," said Phil Goldenberg, 53, who was at an evacuation shelter...
  • SoCal: Fires burn more than 2,500 acres in Calif. (1 house destroyed, others threatened)

    09/28/2005 10:17:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 487+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/28/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wind-driven brush fires scorched nearly 2,500 acres north of Los Angeles on Wednesday, killing thousands of chickens at a farm while destroying at least one home and threatening others. A mandatory evacuation was ordered in Box Canyon and a freeway was closed as the blaze hopscotched the roadway and burned at the west end of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Ron Haralson said more than 700 firefighters were on the scene. One firefighter was struck on the head by a 40-pound boulder and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Capt....
  • Hurricane Hilary

    08/21/2005 5:48:25 AM PDT · by blueberry12 · 26 replies · 1,447+ views
    August 21, 2005: As you can see on this map, Hurricane Hillary is getting close to Mexico:
  • Michigan Storms

    07/06/2004 4:57:57 PM PDT · by madison10 · 3 replies · 468+ views
    TORNADO WATCH AREAL OUTLINE FOR TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 582 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 614 PM EDT TUE JUL 6 2004 IN MICHIGAN THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES AND EXPIRES AT 100 AM EDT. MIC017-049-059-063-087-091-093-099-111-115-125-145-147-151-155-157- 161-163-070500- IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN THIS WATCH INCLUDES 18 COUNTIES... BAY...MIDLAND...SANILAC...SAGINAW...LAPEER...GENESEE...SHIAWASSEE... MACOMB...OAKLAND...LIVINGSTON...WASHTENAW...LENAWEE...HILLSDALE... HURON...TUSCOLA...ST. CLAIR...WAYNE AND MONROE $$ HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 620 PM EDT TUE JUL 6 2004 MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-071200- BAY-GENESEE-HURON-LAPEER-LENAWEE-LIVINGSTON-MACOMB-MIDLAND-MONROE- OAKLAND-SAGINAW-SANILAC-SHIAWASSEE-ST. CLAIR-TUSCOLA-WASHTENAW- WAYNE- 620 PM EDT TUE JUL 6 2004 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN. .DAY ONE...TONIGHT TORNADO WATCH 582 HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 1...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-04, Optional, St. Raymond of Penafort

    01/07/2004 9:02:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 147+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 01-07-04 | New American Bible
    January 7, 2004Wednesday after Epiphany Psalm: Wednesday 4 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I1 Jn 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us,we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testifythat the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God remains in...
  • Davis: Plane use delayed by winds

    10/31/2003 10:13:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 130+ views
    OC Register ^ | 0/31/03 | Tim Molloy - AP
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis and a top official in the Bush administration rejected allegations from Republican lawmakers Thursday that state forestry officials dragged their feet on seeking approval to use military planes to help fight the region's deadly wildfires.</p> <p>Lawmakers including U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, have said C-130 cargo planes that Hunter lined up sat idle for days because the California Department of Forestry didn't act quickly enough to seek federal approval for their use.</p>
  • PRAYER REQUEST - FREEPER SANDYEGGO - FIRE LINE APPROACHING HER CA HOME

    10/26/2003 7:11:47 AM PST · by NYer · 178 replies · 890+ views
    October 26, 2003 | NYer
    Just received a freepmail from Sandyeggo. She writes: "We have VERY BAD fire conditions - low humidity, winds. Fire about 4-5 miles away - evacuations taking place there. We are OK - but ash everywhere and winds gusting all over the place. Sky glowing orange - billowing smoke. " Please say a prayer for Sandyeggo and her family, as well as her parents who live nearby. Thanks and God bless you!
  • Why has national media ignored Memphis storm crisis?

    07/27/2003 6:09:59 AM PDT · by GailA · 26 replies · 479+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/27/03 | Aimee Edmondson
    Why has national media ignored Memphis storm crisis? By Aimee Edmondson edmondson@gomemphis.com July 27, 2003 They don't know in Oregon or Virginia. They're even clueless in Kentucky. Shelby County resident Pat Hamlyn can't understand it. The national media hasn't said much about our upside-down world, our crushed houses, downed trees and epidemic power outages. "I've talked to my friends around the country, and nobody has heard about the disaster here in Memphis. Why is that?" Hamlyn asked. Atlanta resident Ervin Johnson has family in Memphis and complained that information there was hard to come by. "CNN and The Atlanta Journal...
  • "First Light" for NASA SeaWinds instrument

    02/26/2003 8:56:08 AM PST · by cogitator · 10 replies · 163+ views
    Planetary Photojournal ^ | February 25, 2003 | Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    PIA03896: NASA'S Newest SeaWinds Instrument Breezes Into Operation One of NASA's newest Earth-observing instruments, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (Adeos) 2--now renamed Midori 2--has successfully transmitted its first radar data to our home planet, generating its first high-quality images. From its orbiting perch high above Earth, SeaWinds on Midori 2 ('midori' is Japanese for the color green, symbolizing the environment) will provide the world's most accurate, highest resolution and broadest geographic coverage of ocean wind speed and direction, sea ice extent and properties of Earth's land surfaces. It will complement and eventually replace an identical...
  • Hurricane-force winds batter Nevada; rains drench California

    12/15/2002 9:14:44 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 8 replies · 219+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/15/02 | Martin Griffith
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A powerful windstorm lashed the Reno area Saturday, causing major property damage, flight cancellations and scattered power outages. Gusts reached up to 82 mph in Reno and 134 mph on the Sierra Nevada crest in advance of a storm expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. "It's the strongest winds we've ever recorded in Reno," said weather service forecaster Tom Cylke. "What we saw today were hurricane-force winds." Meanwhile, in Northern California, rain-swollen rivers rose to flood levels, while high winds, dangerous surf, snow and...