Fire Earth

Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

Rising Temperatures, Red Flag Warnings and Erupting Volcanoes

Posted by feww on May 18, 2013

Max Temp Forecast for Contiguous US – Sunday May 19, 2013

During the first 17 days of May some 21 maximum temperature records were broken and 8 others tied, according to National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

us max temps

US Weather Forecast: Significant Severe Weather Forecast in the Plains Saturday through Monday

The Storm Prediction Center is predicting a moderate risk of severe weather from western Oklahoma to southwest Nebraska today. Damaging winds, very large hail and significant tornadoes are all possible. Significant severe weather is also possible Sunday and Monday in the Plains. —NWS

Meantime, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect in parts of Alaska.

Red Flag Warning in 5 States

Red Flag Warnings are in effect in parts of five states—New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas—due to strong winds and critically low humidities, NWS reported.

Pavlof and Cleveland Volcanoes Continue Erupting

Pavlof Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Continuous steam, ash, and gas clouds to as high as 20,000 ft. above sea level, carried downwind to the northeast, east, and southeast as much as 100 km…  Seismicity remains elevated with near continuous tremors recorded… “A light ashfall was reported the evening of May 14 in a mining camp 80 km northeast of the volcano,” AVO reported.

“Although the activity to date has been characterized by relatively low-energy lava fountaining and gas emission, more energetic explosions could occur without warning at any time that could place ash clouds above 20,000 ft.”

Cleveland Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Cleveland Volcano’s continued activity over the past week is marked by energetic steam plumes and high surface temperatures, AVO reported. “Re-analysis of earlier images revealed that a small lava flow had breached the southeast rim of the summit crater and extended up to about 1.5 km down the flank.”

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

South China Flooding and Landslides, Leave 70 People Dead or Missing, Affect Millions

Severe flooding triggered by extreme rain events in southern China has left at least 55 people dead and 14 others missing.

  • Up to 400mm of rain since Tuesday has triggered widespread flooding affecting millions of people in 10 provinces across southern China.
  • Flooding has destroyed thousands of homes and tens of thousands of hectares of crops.

[China has 34 administrative divisions including 23 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special administrative regions.]

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DISASTER CALENDARMay 18, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,029 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,029 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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