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  • 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 · 44 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 · 74 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:
  • Northern Minnesota sees record-breaking cold temperatures Thursday morning

    09/07/2018 1:04:02 PM PDT · by jjotto · 42 replies
    KMSP Fox 9 ^ | SEptember 6, 2018 | KMSP
    (KMSP) - The National Weather Service reports some record-breaking cold temperatures for Sept. 6 in northern Minnesota with both International Falls and Hibbing finding themselves waking up to a very chilly morning. International Falls reached 28 degree Thursday, breaking the previous record of 31 degrees for Sept. 6. Hibbing fell to 29 degrees, breaking the previous record of 33. Though not a record, Robinson, Minnesota near Ely was a chilly 25 degrees. Summer was nice while it lasted.
  • 'Weather models have flipped the switch': Hurricane season coming to life in the Atlantic

    08/29/2018 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Doyle Rice,
    The next tropical storm or hurricane in the Atlantic basin will be called Florence. One of the reasons for the predicted uptick in activity is that wind shear, which tends to rip apart developing hurricanes, appears to be decreasing. "There are signs now that wind shear may drop over a significant part of the Atlantic basin over the next couple of weeks," according to AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno. "When models start suggesting tropical cyclone development many days in advance in multiple parts of the Atlantic basin, while they might not be right about exactly when and where, it does indicate...
  • VANITY: An Update on Puerto Rico from my Dad (Re: Hurricane Maria on 9/21/17)

    08/23/2018 1:54:39 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 8/23/18 | Self
    Hello! It's been a few months since my last report about the situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit on 9/21/17. In my last report (December 2017), my Dad, who lives in Old San Juan, got intermittent power back on December 3rd. In June 2018, he indicated that he got through 2 straight weeks where the power did not go out at all, and last week he indicated that about "95% of the island has power restored". He says that he and others have gone through deep depressions because of continuous months without power. It's been a stressful 11...
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Californians Almost Lost Everything Thanks to Progressive(T)

    08/22/2018 9:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/21/2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Full header: "Hundreds of Thousands of Californians Almost Lost Everything Thanks to Progressive Politicians and Scientists" How quickly Californians and the media forget. Less than 18 months ago over 200,000 Californians faced the possibility of losing everything--their homes, their belongings, their livelihoods, even the towns they live in – not because of drought but because of rain as the nearby Oroville Dam threatened to collapse. The dam in Northern California is the highest in the United States. It was struggling to cope with the amount of rain and melted snow pouring into the reservoir. A failure would have seen multiple...