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  • The sun is set to 'change form' as NASA says solar minimum is on the way

    06/29/2017 5:08:17 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 58 replies ^ | 6/28/17 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    The sun is heading into a period known as solar minimum, during which activity at the surface will ‘change form.’In this time, certain types of activity, such as sunspots and solar flares will drop – but, it’s also expected to bring the development of long-lived phenomena including coronal holes. According to NASA, solar minimum could also enhance the effects of space weather, potentially disrupting communications and navigation systems, and even causing space junk to ‘hang around.’
  • 4,001 Days: The Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    10/07/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Roy Spencer Ph. D.
    Today marks 4,001 days since the last major hurricane (Wilma in 2005) made landfall in the United States. A major hurricane (Category 3 to 5) has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph, and “landfall” means the center of the hurricane eye crosses the coastline. This morning it looks like Matthew will probably not make landfall along the northeast coast of Florida. Even if it does, its intensity is forecast to fall below Cat 3 strength this evening. The National Hurricane Center reported at 7 a.m. EDT that Cape Canaveral in the western eyewall of Matthew experienced a wind...
  • 'Unofficial' Wind Gust Of 148 mph Recorded In Colorado’s High Rockies

    02/19/2016 9:50:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 18 Feb, 2016 | Justin McHeffey and Chris Spears
    DENVER (CBS4) – It's a sign of just how strong the winds blowing over Colorado were as a powerful jet stream passed overhead. Just after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday the weather station on Monarch Pass recorded a wind gust of 148 mph.
  • Storm updates: Latest tornado warnings, damage reports for metro New Orleans

    04/27/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies ^ | 4-27-2015
    12:40 p.m.: Remarkable, on-the-spot video from WGNO-TV of the train falling off the track at Huey P. Long Bridge embedded below; see our report here.
  • 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 ^ | 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 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.