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Dec 18 09 12:25 PM

Ice Halo in Alabama...Amazing!!



 
 
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/11/01/photographer-captures-rare-ice-halos-in-the-sky-from-hurricane-sandy

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Dec 19 09 6:40 PM

11 Most Disturbing Facts About Hurricane Sandy

If you’re on the East Coast, things outside look pretty grey as Hurricane Sandy comes barreling towards New York and other states. The trees are blowing, the rain’s starting to come down, and reports are coming in of flooding in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Here's a round-up of 11 alarming developments.

1. Sandy is Worse Because of Climate Change

Watch out, climate change deniers: your narrative is about to be washed away. Hurricane Sandy’s massive impact may be made worse by the fact of climate change, brought on by man-made carbon emissions. While scientists have cautioned against linking individual weather events to climate change, NPR notes [3] that researchers have begun to take the issue seriously and “are attempting to quantify the role human-driven climate change plays in particular events.”

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explained how climate change was impacting Hurricane Sandy in an article re-posted on Think Progress [4]. “Sandy is predicted to turn left and move ashore on the Atlantic coast somewhat south of New York...The sea surface temperatures along the Atlantic coast have been running at over 3C above normal for a region extending 800km off shore all the way from Florida to Canada,” writes Trenberth. “Global warming contributes 0.6C to this. With every degree C, the water holding of the atmosphere goes up 7%, and the moisture provides fuel for the tropical storm, increases its intensity, and magnifies the rainfall by double that amount compared with normal conditions.”

2. Sandy is the Worst Storm Ever, Say Meteorologists

Meteorologists have taken to pronouncing the super-storm the largest to hit the Atlantic Ocean. Bloomberg News reports that “drenching rains are soaking the mid-Atlantic states, 3 feet of snow may fall in the Appalachians and an 11.7-foot (3.5- meter) record-breaking storm surge may slosh over Manhattan [5]’s Battery Park if Sandy’s most powerful punch arrives at the same time as the high tide.”

The news outlet quotes Rob Carolan, a New Hampshire-based meteorologist, as saying that “The storm is the largest tropical storm in the Atlantic. It’s about 900 miles across.” Carolan added that “I have never seen a storm this large in regards to wind flow...So many bad things had to come together all at once.”

3. Parts of New York Flooded Before the Full Impact
Gawker posts [6] a set of photos that show how "West Manhattan's Battery Park Esplanade was pretty much under water" this morning. And this is before the worst part of the storm is set to hit.
4. Homeless People in Peril

With New York City’s shelter system already strained and bursting at the seams, Hurricane Sandy is not going to help. And inevitably, homeless people will be forced to stay outside and weather the storm somehow. One homeless man told a freelance reporter that he would not seek out emergency shelter because he did not receive help during Hurricane Irene. “They don't want us there. These shelters are for the good folks, the families that get evacuated. There is no room in there for me,” said 43-year-old James, a homeless man currently staying in Harlem. “I couldn't get help during Irene...So, I'm not gonna bother this time. I can't get into the trains and seek shelter there, because the subways are shut down."

The Coalition for the Homeless has also posted some tips [7] for homeless people on their website.

5. Rikers Island Prisoners Forced to Hunker Down

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/11-most-disturbing-facts-about-hurricane-sandy

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Dec 20 09 11:36 PM

HA!! Illuminaughty Playing Card ..."Combined Disaster"  and look at the snow storm fixing to hit NY right after that freak hurricane eh?


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Jan 4 10 3:53 AM

A weather alert was posted by the Bureau of Meteorology just minutes before rain smacked the east coast, leaving thousands of people without power.

Weatherzone reported more than 4000 lightning strikes within 80km of Brisbane in the space of one hour.
 
http://www.news.com.au/national/superstorm-looms-over-unstable-east/story-fncynjr2-1226518409171

Look at the photos ..wow

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So where WAS the wettest place in Britain? Rainfall map captures the incredible amount of water dumped on UK as 500 flood alerts are issued


  • Operations cancelled at a hospital after underground beck turns into raging torrent threatening to flood
  • Severe disruption to rail services between London and South West after track washes away near Exeter St Davids
  • 10,000 homes could be submerged as forecasters predict three weeks of rain may have fallen overnight
  • Woman killed while sleeping in a tent sheltered against a wall when large spruce collapsed in a road in Exeter
  • 77-year-old man died after car was washed away when he crossed ford and another died after falling into a canal
  • Fears growing for missing 91-year-old who went missing after going for a walk along the River Thames
  • Hundreds forced to flee homes as floods and heavy rain cause 'serious threats to life' in villages in Cornwall
  • Environment Agency issues more than 230 flood warnings and 270 flood alerts, the majority in South West
  • 70mph winds recorded on Isle of Wight and Isle of Portland as south coast bears brunt of Hurricane conditions
  • Downpours are finally expected to clear up from Tuesday when new front brings in drier, but colder weather

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238107/UK-weather-Rainfall-map-captures-incredible-water-dumped-UK-500-flood-alerts-issued.html#ixzz2DMPEhON9
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Jan 12 10 3:49 PM

Elderly woman dies in flooded home as deluge devastates houses and shops in North Wales city sparking huge evacuation

  • Police have been knocking on families' doors to tell them to leave their houses
  • Many are sheltering at the leisure centre after the lower half of the city was lashed with rain
  • Days of rain have turned roads into rivers, flooded more than 900 homes and left at least four people dead
  • One in five trains were hit by delays yesterday with transport network in chaos
  • Owners of 4x4s ignored closures and danger warnings in arrogant belief their vehicles could cope with deep water
  • Rescuers said vital manpower wasted plucking drivers from stranded cars instead of coping with other emergencies
  • Environment Agency have issued 204 flood warnings and 277 flood alerts for England and Wales

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238931/UK-floods-Elderly-woman-dies-flooded-home-deluge-devastates-houses-shops-North-Wales-city-sparking-huge-evacuation.html#ixzz2DRFnr9KB
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Jan 13 10 2:07 PM

HUGE TORNADO HITS ITALY.....Italy?

I lived in Italy for 3 years myself and I have to say I never heard of a tornado hitting Italy ever ..But I guess anything can happen eh?


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Jan 20 10 7:46 PM

Check this one out too. EM, look at those overhead's of the cloud formations? Dragons? Weirdness.


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Feb 4 10 5:25 PM

Last night we had ....a Tornado warning/watch with snow and wind gusts 30-40mph in the middle of severe thunder storms.

All at the same time.  Go figure. LOL I slept crap.

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Feb 14 10 8:53 PM

   

Jetstream change gets blame as UK weather woes continue

The transformation of the British landscape over the past 12 months has been dramatic.
At the end of 2011, the nation was caught in the grip of one of the severest droughts on record. Low rainfall over the previous year had reduced water levels in rivers and reservoirs to exceptional levels.
The year ahead promised to be one of parched landscapes, hosepipe bans and streams turned to trickles. There could have been widespread consequences for farmers, food production, tourism, industry and domestic life, warned officers from the UK's Environment Agency.


Today, the country is in a very different state. Villages across much of the UK have been flooded and cut off; railway lines have been closed; hundreds of flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency; homes have been evacuated and commuters and travellers have been forced to abandon plans for the festive season as sections of the transport network have ground to a halt. Today, the UK is on the brink of having had its wettest year since records began in 1910.
It is an astonishing change of fortunes. According to experts, the key changes in Britain's weather occurred in early summer.


The past couple of weeks saw downpours across much of the country, with southwest England bearing the brunt of the grim weather, but it was record falls over the months between April and June that brought UK figures to their highs for 2012 and have raised river and reservoir levels to brimming point.
The changing behaviour of jetstreams over the country have been blamed for the change. The reason for the change includes the proposal that rising temperatures in the Arctic - triggered by increasing levels of man-made greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - could be destabilising jetstream patterns.
However, scientists stress that more research is needed.
- Observer


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10856744



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Feb 22 10 9:08 PM

    The weather is just crazy down here, especially in Australia where the poor souls are having terrible heat waves, often 40 - 48 C and raging, uncontained bushfires. (104 - 118F).


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10857862

Been hot here in NZ too and more high weirdness - out of season snow, mini-tornadoes, floods etc.

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Residents in NSW areas with a "catastrophic" fire danger have woken up to sweltering temperatures, as the Rural Fire Service urges people to leave early.
The Southern Ranges and Illawarra/Shoalhaven areas have been given the highest possible fire danger rating on Tuesday, and the RFS reached 1 million phones in the area on Monday night to issue safety advice.


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Feb 22 10 11:57 PM

   
The heat is rising in New South Wales with one town in the Australian state seeing the mercury jump 15 degrees Celsius in just an hour.
Forecasters say temperatures are rising as Australia braces for a "dome of heat", which is settling in over NSW and Victoria and creating the worst fire risk seen in decades.




On the NSW south coast, the town of Bega saw a dramatic rise in temperature, recording just over 37 degrees at 9am (11am NZT), according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

That was a dramatic leap from 22.9 degrees from 8am, and just 15.8 degrees at 6.30am. Bega has a fire danger rating of severe.
Julie Evans, from the Bureau of Meteorology, said it was a record.''It's never been that hot, that early, in Bega,'' she said.
''The last time it was that hot in the morning in Bega was in  1973, with 36.2 degrees at 9am.''
In Sydney, the mercury is expected to reach 43C  - making it the third highest temperature on record.



http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/8152723/NSW-braces-for-dome-of-heat-extreme-fire-risk





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