Posts Tagged ‘Flood warning’
Posted by feww on December 3, 2013
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Powerful Storm System moving across the U.S. Dumping Heavy Snow
Massive Winter Storm is bringing heavy snow to the higher elevations of the Central Rockies, Northern High Plains and Upper Midwest, causing temperatures to plunge substantially in the West and Central U.S., said National Weather Service (NWS).
The temperatures are forecast to plunge as much as 30 degrees below normal.
- Up to 18 inches of snow could bury Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The powerful storm system is moving across the Western and Central U.S. The storm is bringing heavy snow to parts of the Rockies and Northern Plains. The highest snow totals are expected to be in the Central Rockies where up to 24 inches of snow is expected. Further east, parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin may receive up to 18 inches of snow. Once the storm departs, bitterly cold air will follow. —NWS
U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap) for Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Source: NWS/CRH. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.
A rather strong upper level low currently over the Pacific Northwest is forecast to continue dropping southeastward into the Northern Rockies by Wednesday, pushing a surface cold front south and east ahead of it. Very cold temperatures drawn in from Canada, combined with strong vertical lift, should be enough to support widespread heavy snow from the Northern and Central Rockies into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Winter Storm watches, warnings, and advisories are currently in effect for much of the Intermountain West, Northern Plains, and Upper Midwest. Light to moderate snow will begin across the Northern Rockies, Northern Plains, and Upper Midwest on Monday night, and eventually spread into the higher terrain of the Central Rockies by Tuesday afternoon. At this point, it appears the heaviest of the snow accumulations should be confined to the highest terrain of the Central Rockies with storm totals ranging from 12 to 18 inches across the Wasatch range of Utah, to as much as 24 or more inches in the Central Rockies. Farther east across extreme Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, anywhere from 10 to 18 inches of snow is possible. —NWS
Recent Extreme Weather Events
Posted in Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: Extreme weather events, Flood warning, Gale warning, High Wind Warning, Ice Storm Warning, Satellite Image, snowstorm, U.S. Weather Forecast, U.S. Weather Hazards Map, Winter Storm Warning | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on November 27, 2013
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Nor’easter brings heavier rain, heavier snow, sleet and high winds
Winds of up to 63MPH forecast in parts the affected area, as thousands of flights are cancelled and thousands more delayed.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain hit large areas in the northeast, dumping several inches of snow across Pennsylvania.
Hazardous travel conditions prevail throughout vast regions in the northeast. NWS has issued the following forecast:
U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap) for Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Source: NWS/CRH. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.
Heavy snow is forecast from the Tennessee Valley to western New England, with freezing rain possible across the Appalachians and western Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast through Wednesday. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall is forecast across parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with severe thunderstorms possible for parts of the coastal Southeast this evening.
Moderate to heavy rain continues to move over the southeast and
The middle Atlantic while light snow continues from Ohio eastward
Through central New England.
Winter Storm Warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect
for a large area from the Tennessee and Ohio valleys eastward
across the Appalachians to the interior mid-Atlantic region, the
lower Great Lakes as well as interior New England.
Flood watches are in effect for portions of the northwest
Carolinas and portions of the northeast.
Posted in Climate Change, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: deadly snowstorm, Deadly Thanksgiving Storm, Flood warning, Ice Storm Warning, nor'easter, Satellite Image, snowstorm, Thanksgiving Storm, U.S. Weather Forecast, U.S. Weather Hazards Map, Winter Storm Warning | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on November 26, 2013
Deadly ice storm claims at least 13 lives across the U.S.
A major storm system moving across the U.S. has caused at least 13 deaths including four in Oklahoma, four in Texas, three in California and one each in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as numerous road accident injuries.
The massive storm dumped at least 35cm of snow on Sunday in many mountain regions of Colorado and Utah, as well as significant amounts on parts of Arizona and Texas.
The system has forced more than a thousand flight cancellations across southern U.S.
US Composite Satellite Image – Nov 26, 2013 at 00:30UTC. Source: SSEC/Wisc-Uni
U.S. Weather Forecast
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued multiple severe weather Warnings, Watches and Advisories including Ice Storm Warning, Winter Storm Warning, Storm Warning and Flood Warning for a large portion of the country. The following are highlights of their latest forecast Valid 00UTC Tue Nov 26 2013 – 00Z Thu Nov 28 2013
- Sleet/freezing rain possible from the Southern Appalachians to parts of Northern New England
- Snow is possible from Eastern Ohio Valley/Central Appalachians to the Lower Great Lakes
- Heavy rain possible from the Central Gulf Coast to New England
- Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average from the Central Appalachians to the Central/Western Gulf to the Upper Midwest
- A complicated storm will develop over the Central Gulf Coast and move to the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday.
- Another storm over the Central Gulf Coast will move northeastward to Mid-Atlantic and combined with the energy from the Great Lakes. The developing storm will produce moderate to heavy rain over the Central Gulf Coast and expand into the Southern/Central Appalachians by Tuesday morning. The moderate to heavy rain will move eastward to the Southeast/Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, expanding into Northern New England by Wednesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along the Central Gulf Coast and move eastward to the Southeast by Tuesday night, moving offshore by Wednesday morning.
Posted in Climate Change, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: deadly snowstorm, Flood warning, Ice Storm Warning, Satellite Image, snowstorm, Thanksgiving Storm, U.S. Weather Forecast, Winter Storm Warning | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on November 2, 2013
Storm-force winds batter Britain, again
The Met Office in the UK has Issued the following Warning and Assessment for Saturday – Sunday
Westerly winds will strengthen through Saturday afternoon and into the evening, bringing gusts of 50-60 mph to many parts of the warning area, and locally around 70 mph along exposed coasts.
The public should be aware of the risk of localized disruption, particularly to travel.
Chief Forecaster’s assessment
A deep area of low pressure will track east across Ireland and southern Scotland during the course of Saturday and early Sunday, bringing a spell of windy weather to many parts of the UK.
The strongest winds are expected to affect parts of southwest England and south Wales later on Saturday afternoon and during the evening, accompanied by squally heavy showers, including the risk of hail and thunder. With many trees still in leaf, the forecast wind gusts are likely to lead to some branches and trees being brought down, whilst leading to difficult driving conditions and also affecting outdoor events such as firework displays. Large waves and over-topping are also likely along some stretches of coastline.
Large tree uprooted by storm in Pendine in Carmarthenshire. Image credit: Lewis Hancox, via Bbc
High Winds and Flood Warnings
Storm-force winds gusting up to 130 km/hr have uprooted numerous trees, blocking roads and causing difficult driving conditions in Wales, said a report.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has issued 10 flood warnings are for the coastal areas, with concerns over high tides.
High winds have knocked out power to thousands of homes in SW Britain.
High Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands in the U.S., Canada
Meantime, back in the U.S., high winds from Halloween Storm have knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers across a vast region including parts of Ohio and West Virginia.
In Canada, near hurricane force winds knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of Quebec residences on Friday.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning early Friday as storms uprooted trees, shattered windows, tore roofs off buildings and left more than 350,000 customers without power.
“Just north of Montreal, the Centre Laval shopping mall was evacuated Friday afternoon after severe weather sent scaffolding crashing into the building, severing a gas line in the process,” said a report.
Posted in Climate Change, environment, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: Britain, Flood warning, Montreal, Quebec storm, St. Jude, storm, Storm St Jude, wales, weather Warning | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on October 28, 2013
Britain’s deadly storm unleashes wind gust of 159km/h
The strongest storm in a decade to hit U.K. battered the southern regions early Monday, uprooting scores of trees, cutting power lines and blocking roads and railroad tracks.
A wind gust of 159km/h (99mph ) was recorded at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight, at 05:00 GMT on Monday, Britain’s Met Office reported.
Up to third of a million homes lost power, and two reactors in Dungeness nuclear power station were automatically shut down after power to the plant was cut off.
Roads and railroad tracks were blocked by scores of fallen trees severely disrupting travel plans for millions of commuters.
Authorities issued at least a dozen flood warnings in southwest England, East Anglia and the Midlands, as well as132 flood alerts across England and Wales.
- The storm has claimed at least two lives.
- At least 130 flights were cancelled at London’s Heathrow airport.
- London’s both Heathrow and Gatwick airports have warned of further flight delays and cancellations.
- The damage was “worse than expected,” said UK’s Network Rail.
“While conditions were as forecast during the early part of the morning, the damage caused by the storm has been more severe than expected as it has tracked eastwards to the north of London and across to East Anglia,” said Network Rail, the owner-operator of most of the rail infrastructure in Britain.
“As a result, the West Coast, East Coast and Midland main lines are all currently blocked at their southern ends as a result of fallen trees and damage to power lines and all services are currently suspended on the Anglia route, where the storm is currently.”
A fallen tree ruptured a gas main, leading to a gas explosion in Hounslow, west London. The London Fire Brigade said three houses had collapsed and two others damaged following the explosion. Photo credit London Fire Brigade.
Posted in Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: deadly storm, Dungeness, flight cancellation, Flood warning, gas explosions, London commuter, UK October Storm, UK storm | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on September 13, 2013
Disaster declared in flooded areas: Gov. Hickenlooper
“We’ll see what the data tells us but this could easily be a 50 or 100-year flood,” said Hickenlooper.
Disastrous flooding has caused substantial damage in parts of three Front Range counties and the governor has declared a state of emergency in Boulder County. Thousands of people have been evacuated, however, emergency crews are unable to reach residents in some towns.
Floodwaters have cut off major highways, isolated mountain towns and inundated the main campus of the University of Colorado, damaging tens of buildings, officials said.
More than 500 students and staff members were ordered evacuated.
Highway 72 is washed out in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado. Photo credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
“We have declared a disaster for the flooded areas and are requesting emergency declaration from FEMA for search and rescue and emergency protection and other support,” said Hickenlooper. “We want to get something in front of President Obama as rapidly as possible.”
“The State Emergency Center has been activated to a Level 3 category of alert or action 24/7. So they will be providing direct resources across the state to the counties affected by the flooding.”
“Part of the problem with us is not that we don’t have the equipment or the manpower it’s just the conditions haven’t permitted it. We couldn’t get up the valleys,” said Hickenlooper.
“This is completely different from the fires and yet preparation means trying to anticipate what you don’t expect. We’ve been trying to train across the state for unexpected eventualities, things that we would never expect to happen. I’m not sure that anyone laid out a scenario where Boulder County and every single county from Coal Creek to the St. Vrain got close to 8 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.” Hickenlooper said.
Not Your Ordinary Disaster
“This is not your ordinary disaster,” said Joe Pelle, the sheriff of Boulder County, where two of the deaths occurred. “All the preparation in the world, all the want-to in the world, can’t put people up those canyons while debris and walls of water are coming down.”
A message posted on the university’s Web site Thursday warned: “Wall of water coming down Boulder Canyon. STAY AWAY FROM BOULDER CREEK.”
Multiple Flash Flood Warnings, Flood Warnings and Flood Watches are in effect across Colorado, said National Weather Service (NWS).
Posted in Climate Change, global deluge, Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013 | Tagged: Boulder County, Colorado, Colorado disaster declaration, Colorado State of Emergency, Commerce City, FLASH FLOOD WARNING, Flood warning, Flooding in Colorado, Hickenlooper, historic flooding, Jefferson County, Larimer County, University of Colorado | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on May 30, 2013
Flood, Freeze, Gale, Red Flag Warnings and Civil Emergency Situations as Tornadoes Rake a Dozen States
- Emergency Alert Level (EAS) Activation requested by Meade County Emergency Management in Meade County, SD, due to severe and widespread flooding “over many location across western and central Meade County.”
- EAS Activation has also been requested by Butte County Sheriff in Butte County, SD, due to Flash flooding which has occurred “over many location across Butte County.”
Severe weather continues to be a possibility across the Great Plains and the Midwest Thursday. Primary threats are large hail and tornadoes, some could be strong. SPC has outlined an area of Slight Risk; however this threat may have to be upgraded. In addition to the severe weather threat, river and flash flooding will continue as additional rainfall will move over already saturated locations. —NOAA
Map of the US Weather Hazards – May 30, 2013. Source: NWS
Dozens of tornadoes rake a dozen states; injuries reported
Some 50 tornadoes struck a dozen states, leaving at least 10 people injured in Kansas and Texas, according to initial reports.
Posted in Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: 30 May 2013, Butte County, Civil Emergency, EAS Activation, Emergency Alert Level, Flood warning, Gale warning, Map of the US Weather Hazards, Meade County, Red Flag Warning | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on April 21, 2013
UPDATE [April 21, 2013 @ 07:00UTC] : More than 200 dead or missing up to 12,000 injured.
China Quake official death toll climbs to 179, many thousands injured
Search and recovery teams continued to dig bodies out of rubble Sunday as the official death toll from Saturday’s devastating earthquake climbed to 179 with as many as 7,000 people injured and tens of thousands of people made homeless in SW China’s Sichuan Province.
- “In Baoxing, a county isolated by the 7.0-magnitude quake, 26 people were confirmed dead and about 2,500 were injured, county head Ma Jun told Xinhua.
- “He said the quake damaged almost every home in Baoxing, with a population of 58,000, including newly-built homes after the devastating quake of 2008.”
- The Longmen township located close to the quake epicenter has been almost entirely leveled.
- Most of the deaths were concentrated in Lushan; however, more than 90 survivors were pulled out of rubble in the county.
Rescuers head for Baosheng Township in the quake-hit Lushan County, Ya’an City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. Roads connected to townships like Baosheng and Taiping in Lushan were damaged or blocked by landslides due to a 7.0-magnitude earthquake which occurred on Saturday.(Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing). More images…
Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events
US Flood Update
“The recent torrent of rainfall in the Midwest has sent river levels rising across the region. Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan have been hardest hit states. Some river levels will approach and even break records. Numerous flood warnings are in effect [across parts of at least 16 states.]” —NWS
- Thousands of homes have been flooded in the Midwest.
- More than 2,000 people have been evacuated from Illinois towns of Marseilles and London Mills.
- The raging Des Plaines River has inundated the town of Forest View, flooding 90 percent of the community and prompting a massive evacuation of at least 700 people [families?]
- Plaza Towers hotel and apartments in Grand Rapids has been evacuated due to flooding of the Grand River.
- A mandatory flood evacuation order has been issued for the residents of Spring Bay and portions of Creve Coeur, Illinois.
April 2013 Record River Crests
Preliminary record crests for rivers that have crested in northern Illinois. Source: NWS, Chicago
Latest Disaster and Emergency Declarations
- Iowa Gov. Bransted has issued a disaster declaration for five eastern counties: Cedar, Johnson, Mahaska, Scott and Washington.
- Illinois Gov. Quinn has declared 38 counties disaster areas.
- “Illinois has seen an incredible level of devastation and reports indicate that conditions will get worse in the coming days. ” Quinn said.
- Governor Nixon has declared a state of emergency in response to heavy rain and flash flooding in much of the state
SoCal fire forces mass evacuation in Monrovia
“Residents of about 200 homes in Monrovia have been forced to evacuate after a brush fire erupted in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills east of Los Angeles,” said a report.
The blaze has scorched more than 170 acres and was 10 percent contained, as of posting.
Posted in Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2013, Significant Earthquakes, Significant Event Imagery, significant events | Tagged: CA fire, China, China quake, earthquake, Flood warning, global earthquakes 2013, Monrovia fire, Sichuan Earthquake, Sichuan Earthquake 2013, US flood | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on March 20, 2012
It’s Flooding Awareness Week nationwide!
Life-threatening Floods Possible in the Plains and Mississippi Valley: NWS
“A tremendous setup for heavy rainfall is unfolding in the central/southern Mississippi River Valley and Plains. The weather pattern is very slow-moving, so thunderstorms with heavy rain will repeatedly move over the same area resulting in some locations receiving a foot of rain through midweek.”
US Natural Hazards Map. Source: NWS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH
Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 20
[March 20, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,457 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
- Mid-Americanweather expected to include rain, flash floods, wild fire danger, severe storms: NWS
- Mississippi River Valley. Severe weather, torrential rains and flash flooding could occur across the southern Plains and lower to middle Mississippi River Valley, NWS reported.
- “An increased risk for wildfires is expected over much of the high plains.”
- “To the north and west of the rain and flash flood area, Red Flag Warnings have been posted across the northern High Plains, where little precipitation is expected.”
- “Critical fire danger has been forecast today for parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.”
- Rain and thunderstorms expected from the eastern Great Lakes to the Eastern Seaboard and from southern New England to northern South Carolina.
- “Heavy snow is possible over several areas of western Washington, central Montana, northwest Wyoming and southwest Colorado.”
- Oklahoma, USA. Power outages reported as flood warning is issued for Oklahoma City area, flash flooding in Norman
- Idaho. Flood warnings or advisories have been issued for most of south-central and southeastern Idaho: NWS.
- Illinois. Flood warnings have been issued for the Illinois River Basin: NWS
- Risk of severe weather extends over a large area from southwest to northeast Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and part of southwest Arkansas.
- “The Storm Prediction Center received 14 reports of tornadoes Sunday – 13 in Nebraska and 1 in South Dakota. Twelve of the Nebraska tornadoes were reported in and around North Platte in Lincoln County with the other reported near Valentine in Cherry County. The South Dakota tornado was reported 21 miles south of Mission in Todd County. Hail at 4.25-inch diameter was reported 19 miles south-southeast of Mission, which joined Quinn in Pennington County, SD, reported a peak wind of 80 mph.”
- Texas. At least 3 tornadoes touched down in Texas. The largest hit near the town of Natalia injuring two people and damaging 6 homes, according to SPC.
- However, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office “received over 300 calls indicating there is damage or injuries” due to the storm, said a woman from the sheriff’s office, local media reported.
- “It struck us pretty hard,” she said from the county, which is about 30 miles west of San Antonio. “At this point, we have unknown (amount) of injuries, but we have a lot of damage.”
Other Global Disasters
- Queensland, Australia. Townsville in the Australian state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone after a “freak storm” described as “mini tornado” left a 500m path of destruction, leaving at least 60 homes and businesses with major structural damage, a report said.
- The tornado reportedly packed wind of higher than 111km/h [an EF2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale.]
- The worst affected areas were suburbs of Vincent, Gulliver, Currajong and Pimlico, which remain in blackout.
- North Island, New Zealand. A severe storm with high winds pounded New Zealand’s North Island felling trees, knocking out power lines and causing extensive flooding.
- The storm dumped more than two months’ worth of rain on parts of the region, a report said.
- Severe weather closed schools and forced dozens of flight cancellations in and out of Auckland Airport.
- More wild weather, torrential rains and flooding are forecast for the region.
- Germany. The number of farms reporting Schmallenberg virus have jumped up by more than 10 percent in seven days. [up from 847 farms on March 5, and 908 farms on March 12]
- Sheep, cattle and goat from 1,000 farms [up from 847 farms on March 5, and 908 farms on March 12] have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) as of March 19, 2012.
- “The cases occurred in 160 cattle holdings, 799 sheep holdings and 41 goat holdings.” FLI reported.
© 2010 Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit
- France. A total of 824 farms have reported SBV infection in France as of March 16, 2012. That is a rise of 23% in reported SBV cases in a week. (Source: Centre de ressources épidémiosurveillance).
Map of farms in France with reported SBV cases. Source: survepi.org; enhanced by FIRE-EARTH
- United Kingdom. Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 190 farms [up from 158 farms on March 12 and 92 farm on March 2] located in 22 counties. The rise represents a jump of more than 20 percent since March 12, 2012. “Fourteen of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 176 in sheep,” DEFRA reported.
Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background
Posted in Global Disaster watch, global disasters, global disasters 2012 | Tagged: 2012 disaster calendar, 2012 disasters, Arizona snowstorm, disaster calendar, Flash Flooding, Flood warning, France SBV, Illinois River Basin, Life-threatening Floods, Medina County tornado, Mississippi River Valley, Natalia tornado, SBV infection, Schmallenberg Virus, Severe Weather, The Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale, thunderstorms, torrential rains, Townsville disaster zone, Townsville tornado | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on May 10, 2011
Mississippi River in Memphis rose 14.59 meters (47.87 feet)
Mississippi River Hydrograph at Memphis, Tennessee
Click images to enlarge.
Memphis Flooding – Satellite Images
Click images to enlarge. Download largst image (4 MB, JPEG) Top image taken on May 10, 2011
These photo-like images were taken by Thematic Mapper on Landsat 5 on May 10, 2011 (Top), and on April 21, 2010 (Bottom).Top image shows muddy flood waters covering the area between West Memphis and Memphis inundating a floodplain northwest of Treasure Island. Source: NASA-EO. Download largest image (4 MB, JPEG)
Homes in Mud Island near Memphis are flooded by the rising Mississippi river, May 10, 2011. Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.
Rainfall Total Over the Next 5 Days
Click images to enlarge.
Significant River Flood Outlook
River Flooding Maps
40 Gauges: Major Flooding. Click images to enlarge.
42 Gauges: Moderate Flooding
83 Gauges: Minor Flooding
109 Gauges: Near Flood Stage
Global Mega Disasters
Posted in drought and deluge | Tagged: Flood warning, Flood Warning TENNESSEE, Memphis flooding, Mississippi River Hydrograph, Mississippi river satellite image, mud island flooding | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on May 10, 2011
Mississippi River Hydrograph at Memphis, Tennessee
Click images to enlarge.
Mississippi River Hydrograph at Vicksburg and Natchez
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS EXTENDED THE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL UNTIL 10:45AM CDT WEDNESDAY :
- BENTON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CAMDEN
- HOUSTON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ERIN
- HUMPHREYS COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WAVERLY
- MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE
- STEWART COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DOVER
Click image to enlarge. See below map for KEY.
River Forecast Centers
Click image to enter RFC portal.
Historic Mississippi River Flooding Event (Source: NWS/srh)
The flood crest along the Mississippi is forecast to move slowly downstream towards New Orleans during the next three weeks. The White River, the Arkansas River, Big Black River are just a few major tributaries that may be impacted by the Mississippi main stem flooding. Interstate 40 west of Memphis between Hazen and Brinkley is closed in both directions due to the White River overflowing its banks. At this time there is no anticipated time for reopening the road. Details…
Weather Forecast Map. Click images to enlarge
GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image
WARNING: Potentially deadly storm system may be developing.
Global Mega Disasters
Posted in drought and deluge | Tagged: deadly storm system, Flood warning, Flood Warning TENNESSEE, Memphis flooding, Mississippi River Hydrograph, Natchez, Vicksburg | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on May 4, 2011
“THIS COUNTRY NO GOOD for FARMING!”
Climate Change, Flood Plains, Explosives and Geoengineering
Hydrograph of Ohio River at Cairo
Latest Flood Warnings
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: Significant River Flood Outlook
Click image to enlarge. Click HERE to enter NWS portal for regional details.
Click image to enlarge. Download largest image (5 MB, JPEG) acquired on May 3, 2011
These two false-color images taken by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on May 3, 2011 (top), and April 29, 2011 (bottom) show conditions along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. (See an image from 2010 for a comparison.) The image taken on May 3 shows the floodway downstream of Cairo completely submerged after the Army Corps of Engineers blew up a levee near Cairo which sits at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download largest image (5 MB, JPEG) acquired on April 29, 2011.
This photo taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers shows flooded farms near New Madrid, Missouri. The deluge followed the intentional breaching of two levees by the Corps. Click image to enlarge.
Posted in farming | Tagged: cairo, Flood warning, Geoengineering, Mississippi river satellite image, Ohio River at Cairo, Ohio River flood satellite image, Ohio River satellite image, Significant River Flood, US Flood Map | Leave a Comment »
Posted by feww on March 31, 2010
Second Round of Flooding in the Northeast
Record rain and flooding have inundated the East Coast since weekend with Rhode Island receiving the major dividends
NWS has issued flood warnings along the East Coast, from Maine in the northeast all the way to Florida in the southeast. Two major storms have pummeled the East Coast, and there are threats of major flooding in the northeast.
National Weather Hazards (NWS Map)
This map displays active watch, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts in the lower 48 US states. Click to enlarge and refresh image.
- Click HERE to enter NWS portal.
Summary of Flooding:
- NWS warned of potential deadly floods in Rhode Island
- In Cranston, Rhode Island, Hundreds of families were evacuated from their homes on Monday.
- In Warwick, R.I., about 500 homes and business were evacuated.
- Massachusetts Gov declared a state of emergency and called a 1,000 National Guards to help residents in the deluge.
- As Boston broke its rain fall record for the month of March, forecaster expected New York City to break its all-time record for the month, too.
- Forecasters warned about major flooding in Maine to New York because the rivers were yet to crest.
- In some areas about 10 inches of rain fell in less than 36 hours.
- Roads have been washed out between South Carolina and Maine
Click to enlarge and refresh image.
Posted in Charles River, Connecticut flood, Merrimack River, Pawtuxet River, US flood | Tagged: Climate Chaos, East Coast flooding, Flood warning, heavy rainfall US, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Rhode Island flood | 4 Comments »
Posted by feww on December 25, 2009
Raging blizzard hits the lower plains
State of Emergency declared in Oklahoma, S. Dakota and Texas after winter storm kills dozens of people
“The storm is spanning two thirds of the country. Its effects run the gamut from severe thunderstorms in the Gulf Coast to ice in New England to really what is a raging blizzard in the lower plains.” The National Weather Service said.
Highlights of Storm Related Events:
- Oklahoma’s governor Brad Henry declares state of emergency, closes all state highways and interstates.
- As many as 3 dozen people have been killed in accidents in the Midwest.
- About 50 vehicles pile up in chain-reaction crash in Oklahoma.
- About a dozen states in the Midwest are under blizzard warnings.
- Heavy snow forced the cancellation of at least 80 flights in Oklahoma Thursday, trapping hundreds of passengers and employees at Oklahoma’s main airport.
- About 10,000 customers lost power in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma City received 35cm (14in) of snow by Thursday night, nearly 6 times the record of 6cm (2.5in) set in 1914.
- 80kph (50mph) winds pummeled Kansas
- 105 kph (65mph) helped bury parts of Texas in 1.5m (5ft) snow drifts.
- Blizzard warnings stretch from Texas to northern Minnesota.
- The real misery will commence after the snowmelt will cause large scale flooding in the south and the north-east.
Near Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge.
National Weather service reported:
A powerful weather system pushing through the central U.S. will continue to significantly impact travel plans during this holiday season…
The north-central states can expect some of the heavier snowfall, occasionally accompanied by blizzard-like conditions as cold and windy conditions will spread through the region. Even places as far south as Oklahoma and northern Texas have seen snowfall totals in excess of a foot. The swath of precipitation will move toward the north and east, spreading a mixture of rain and snow to much of the Great Lakes by midday on Christmas. For more details, check the web site of the local Weather Forecast Office. Details…
Hazards. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Snow Accumulation. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Weather Forecast. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Predominant Weather. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
IR Satellite Image. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Water Vapor Satellite Image. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Max Temps. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Min Temps. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Temp – Real Time Mesoscale Analysis. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
6-Hr Precipitation amount. (24-Hr FE ED). Click Image to enlarge and update.
12-Hr Probability Precipitation (%). Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).
Wind Speed. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24hr- FE ED).
Wind Gusts. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24hr- FE ED)
Sky Cover. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24hr- FE ED)
Posted in Gulf Coast, New England, Oklahoma storm, state of emergency, texas snowdrift | Tagged: blizzard warning, Flood warning, Great Lakes, South Dakota storm, US winter storm | 7 Comments »