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State of Emergency Declared in Maine after Record Snow

Posted by feww on November 4, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
EARLY SEASON BLIZZARD
POWEFUL NOR’EASTER
STATE OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 887, 560, 477, 444, 177, 111, 066, 064, 027, 025, 023, 02
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Massive “nor’easter” brings record snow to Maine

Gov. LePage issued an emergency proclamation after a rare, early season storm brought record snowfall to the state of Maine.

The powerful storm knocked out power to about 150,000 homes and businesses and made travel conditions treacherous across The Pine Tree State.

About 53 cm (21 inches) of snow fell in Cary, near the border with Canada, with double-digit totals reported across the state.

“Snow also fell as far south and east as Charleston, South Carolina — the earliest flakes on record in the city — over the weekend,” said a report.

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Nor’easter Spawned by Deadly Thanksgiving Storm

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:

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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.

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Disaster declared due to drought, derecho, extreme weather, Hurricane Sandy, snowstorm, nor’easter

Posted by feww on February 15, 2013

U.S. Disasters 2013: Drought, derecho, hail, excessive heat, excessive rain, flash flooding, Hurricane Sandy, a snowstorm and a nor’easter

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 21 counties in 4 states—New Jersey, Delaware,  New York, and Pennsylvania—as natural disaster areas, both primary and contiguous, due to damages and losses caused by the combined effects of drought, high winds (derecho), hail, excessive heat, excessive rain, flash flooding, Hurricane Sandy, a snowstorm and a nor’easter that occurred during the period of June 28 – November 8, 2012.

As of February 13, prior to the latest designations, about 980 counties, nearly a third of all U.S. counties, had been designated for 2013 crop disaster losses, USDA reported.

FIRE-EARTH Drought Links 2013

Mississippi Disaster Declaration

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on February 10, 2013, and continuing.

  • The worst affected areas are Forrest and Lamar Counties.

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February 15, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,121 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,121 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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States of Emergency Declared in 6 States Amid Blizzard

Posted by feww on February 9, 2013

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

NY, MA, ME, CT, NH and RI declare states of emergency, as snowstorm intensifies

The governors of New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have declared states of emergency, as of posting,  and urged people to stay indoors as blizzard slammed into NE United States on Friday.

  • Blizzard warnings are in effect for much of the coastal sections of the northeast, from Newark New Jersey/New York City northward to southern Maine, National Weather Service (NWS) reported.
  • Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect for much of the northeast from eastern Pennsylvania north and eastward into Maine. (NWS)
  • Coastal flood warnings are in effect for coastal areas in southern Delaware as well as southeast New Jersey. (NWS)
  • About 2 feet (60cm) of snow could blanket Boston area, with some places receiving up to 30 inches, forecasters have warned.
  • Up to 4,000 flights have already been canceled and many more affected.
  • Massachusetts and Connecticut have banned most car travel starting Friday afternoon.
  • Amtrak suspended railroad service between New York, Boston and points north, reports said.
  • “Many of the same communities that were inundated by Hurricane Sandy’s tidal surge just about 100 days ago are likely to see some moderate coastal flooding this evening,” said NY mayor.
  • “This is a very large and powerful storm, however we are encouraged by the numbers of people who stayed home today,” said Boston Mayor.
  • Many of non-essential government workers have been ordered to stay home.

Widespread Significant Impacts Developing from Nor’easter: NWS

A significant nor’easter continues to bring crippling impacts to portions of the Northeast. Moderate to heavy snow is expected to continue across Pennsylvania, western New York and much of New England before tapering off by Saturday afternoon. Some locations are expected to see snowfall in excess of two feet. Coastal flooding is expected on the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts coastlines.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map – February 9, 2013 – Source: NWS

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DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,127 Days Left 

[February 9, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,127 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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America Under Siege by Forces of Nature

Posted by feww on February 8, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,128 Days Left 

[February 8, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,128 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

‘Historic Storm,’ Blizzard, Hurricane Force Wind, Flood, Fire Weather… Lay Siege to U.S.

Two separate storm systems, one moving from the Great Lakes and the other from the East Coast, are expected to merge into a historic blizzard, exploding over New England and New York this weekend.

US WHM 2-8-2013
U.S. Weather Hazards Map – February 8, 2013 – Source: NWS

WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for NY and New England from 6 am Friday to noon EST Saturday, NWS reported.

  • Major winter storm expected from the Great Lakes into the
    northeastern U.S.  with blizzard conditions possible for portions of New England – valid 00:00UTC Fri Feb 08, 2013 to 00:00UTC  Sun Feb 10, 2013- NOAA reported.
  • Up to 2 feet of snow could blanket some areas.
  • Hurricane force winds are forecast in the region.
  • At least 31 different weather Warnings, Advisories and Watches were in effect throughout the lower 48 and Alaska, as of posting.

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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U.S. Drought Disaster Spreads to Counties Across 8 States

Posted by feww on February 7, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,129 Days Left 

[February 7, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,129 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

USDA declares 58 additional counties across 8 states drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 58 counties in 8 states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • The latest disaster list includes counties in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

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Drought Impact Reporter

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Drought Map for Contiguous U.S. dated February 5, 2013, released by US Drought Monitor on February 7.

Drought Links

U.S. Northeast

Major winter storm is forecast for parts of the Northeast and New England Friday into Saturday. “This Nor’easter-type storm system will bring strong winds and heavy snow to the region. Eastern New England will see the greatest effects, and a Blizzard Watch has been issued for Boston and surrounding areas.” NOAA reported.

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NE Storm Forecast to Hit NY-NJ Region

Posted by feww on November 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 Days Left 

[November 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

New storm projected to pass near NJ disaster coastline Wednesday

Mandatory evacuation order has been issued for low lying areas in Brick Township, N.J.

A nor’easter is expected to bring winds of 60-70 mph, several  inches of rain, which would trigger flooding along the coast line, and 4-6 inches of snow to Pennsylvania and New York, forecasters said.


U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Nov. 6, 2012)

“Prepare for more outages!” NWS has warned residents in the region. “Stay indoors. Stock up again.”

  • SANDY  claimed more than 100 lives in 10 states.
  • About 1.5 million customers in New York state and NJ are still without power, a week after the storm.
  • More than 34,000 of the residents displaced by SANDY are currently housed in hotels and motels in the two states.

NSW, Australia

  • Three local government areas in NWS, Australia have been declared natural disaster zones following a massive fire that has been raging in northern NSW for two weeks, reports said.
    • The 51,000-hectare blaze has consumed large swaths of national parks, state forests and private land across Armidale Dumaresq, Walcha and Kempsey, said a report.

Rhode Island, USA.

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Rhode Island in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26-31, 2012

Utah, USA

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding on September 11, 2012.

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Connecticut Declared Disaster Area

Posted by feww on November 1, 2011

The Disaster President Declares Connecticut a Disaster Area

The “first stage” federal emergency declaration is said to be in response to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe storm that buffeted New England October 29-30, 2011.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 1

[November 1, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,597 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Connecticut, USA. The early nor’easter which dumped heavy snow from the mid-Atlantic to New England most of the weekend, dropped up to 22 inches of snow in parts of Connecticut, knocking down trees,  snapping power lines, and leaving about 825,000 homes and businesses without power as of Sunday evening.
    • The state of Connecticut was the worst hit area with about 300 roads fully or partially closed, Governor Malloy said.
    • The snowstorm claimed at least 18 lives, as of posting.
    • Up to 2 million customers in the region were still without power Monday morning.
    • More disasters have hit the United States during Obama’s thousand plus days in office than at any other comparable period in history.

Other Global Disasters

  •  Van, Turkey. The death toll in Turkish earthquake has climbed to at least 601, with more than 4,100 injured, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Admin said.
    • Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory estimates the final death toll could exceed 1,000.
    • The 7.2Mw quake that struck eastern Turkey on October 23, also destroyed/severely damaged about 4,000 buildings in cities of Van, Ercis and the surrounding areas, leaving thousands of people homeless.

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Another Nor’easter Dumps a Foot of Snow on the East Coast

Posted by feww on January 27, 2011

Nor’easters Blamed on Arctic Oscillation

AO Carves an Icy Path from Western Canada to Eastern United States

The 8th snowfall in New York since December 14 (6th this year) dumps another 19 inches of high compact snow on the city.


A bus stop in Queens, NY. An optimistic man waits for a bus as a fast moving winter storm causes a whiteout all the  way up the northeastern coast of the U-S. Photo credit: Mike Segar/Reuters. Image may be subject to copyright.

Once again a major snowstorm engulfed the Northeast United States, dumping as much as 10 inches of snow in some places.

“Classes were called off and commutes were snarled from Tennessee to New England as cars and buses slipped and slid on highways. The New York area’s airports, among the nation’s busiest, saw hundreds of delayed or canceled flights. Pedestrians struggled across icy patches that were on their way to becoming deep drifts.” AP reported.

New York region experience its eights snowfall since December 14, 2010,  including the “Bloomberg Blizzard” that dumped  20 inches on New York City after Christmas. When the snows arrived Wednesday, the city had already seen 36 inches of snow this season in comparison with the full-winter average of 21 inches.”

Snowfall Totals (so far this winter)

  • NYC: 60 inches (compared with the average of 21 inches for the entire winter season)*
  • Boston:  50.4 inches (about 270 percent increase over normal seasonal snowfalls for the same period)
  • Providence, RI: 31.7 inches (two-fold increase)
  • Connecticut (Bradley Int Airport):  59.1 inches ( more than double the normal)

Source: National Weather Service
* Not confirmed by NWS

Storm Highlights

  • More than 1,000 flights canceled in New York area’s three major airports
  • Thousands of airline passengers are stranded
  • At least 300,000 customers is Washington DC metro area are without power
  • Public schools remained closed for a second day Thursday

January 26, 2011

Area Covered By Snow: 45.5%
Area Covered Last Month: 52.9%
Snow Depth
Average: 16.5 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2385.7 cm
Std. Dev.: 32.2 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.7 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1138.5 cm
Std. Dev.: 8.9 cm

Source: NOAA/NOHRSC

Arctic Oscillation Chills North America, Warms Arctic

“Technically, the Arctic Oscillation (AO) is a climate pattern caused by the ring of winds that blow around the North Pole from west to east. When they are strong, they trap the Arctic air mass north of 55°N. That’s north of Edinburgh, Moscow and Ketchikan, Alaska. When they are weak, however, the frozen polar air escapes south and can visit sunny California.” Source.


United States, Canada, eastern Siberia, and Greenland land surface temperature anomalies  for January 9 to 16, 2011, against 2003 to 2010 base averages, as observed by
MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Above-average temperatures are in red and orange, below-average temperatures in shades of blue. “Oceans, lakes, and areas with insufficient data (usually because of persistent clouds) appear in gray.” Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (3 MB, JPEG)

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Winter Officially Starts Today!

Posted by feww on December 20, 2009

A Dry Run for Climate Chaos Heading Our Way

The Heaviest Blanket of Snow in 100 Years Covered Most of the Northeast US Yesterday

The worst December snowstorm since 1909 covered NE US under up to 20 inches of snow.


Washington: The West Wing of the White House is seen buried under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas. Image may be subject to copyright.

The snow storm has wreaked havoc affecting areas from North Carolina to New England, with blizzard conditions reported in Washington, DC.

Transportation throughout the Mid-Atlantic have all but come to a virtual stop.

In Newton, Massachusetts, Police Department reported that as of 11 p.m. on December 19, 2009 a snow emergency would be in effect for the city of Newton.

Snow across Europe also caused chaos

Snow blanketed most of Europe. Airports were shut in many countries and roads were made impassable as snow covered the continent. The Channel Tunnel was closed after 6 of their trains broke down allegedly due to “cold weather,” with thousands of passengers stranded.


As snow blanketed most of Europe, cities and motorways in France faced major disruption. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

  • Heavy snowfall on Friday closed UK airports including two in London, and caused chaos on the UK roads.
  • More than half a million pupils were sent home as 1,500 schools closed early.
  • Heavy snowfall hit Romania causing major power blackouts and transport problems, with most flights from the capital Bucharest delayed, and many train services canceled.
  • In Paris, France, officials asked airlines to cancel 1 in 5 flights into and out of Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
  • In Belgium, Brussels international airport saw many flights cancelled after snow and ice covered runways.
  • Grisons region in Switzerland reported a record low temperature of minus 32 degrees Celsius (-32ºC ~ -25ºF) Friday night.
  • In Poland the number of deaths from cold weather jumped by 15, bringing the total to 47 since early December.
  • Dusseldorf Airport, Germany’s third largest was shut down as arctic conditions tightened its grip over northern Europe.

The ensuing deluges throughout the Mid-Atlantic and northern Europe may cause even more chaos!

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Deadly Weather in Your Area?

Posted by feww on November 14, 2009

Extremes of Weather Wreak Havoc Across the Globe

A for Adelaide heat wave (Australia)

Adelaide’s extreme hot weather has officially entered the record books as the city’s first ever heatwave in November.

Adelaide has experienced a week of soaring temperatures in the 35 – 40 degrees Celsius range.

More bushfire and sandstorms? Lots of it!

“You take one look at the satellite images of Australia and wonder when! Because it looks so imminent!” A reader commenting on the future of Australia as a habitable continent.

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Australia UV Chart. The chart shows maximum clear sky UV Index at noon. Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2009, Bureau of Meteorology

B for Beijing’s November Snow [over-seeding the clouds?]

At least 21 people have perished in heavy snow in China including four children who reportedly died when two school canteens collapsed, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported.

“As of 5 p.m. Friday, more than 9,000 buildings collapsed and about 190,400 hectares of crops were affected, causing direct economic losses of around 4.5 billion yuan (about 659 million U.S. dollars), ministry said.”

Nearly 8 million people have been affected by the snow, of whom about 160,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes.

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A work shed damaged by heavy snow is seen in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province, Nov. 12, 2009. Six people were killed and 34 others got hurt or sick during the recent heavy snowfall in Henan, according to the provincial government. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng). Image may be subject to copyright.

F for flooded mid-Atlantic coastal areas

Nor’easter fed on remnants of Storm Ida battered  mid-Atlantic coast

The governors of Virginia, Delaware and New York called up the National Guard to help with evacuations of hundreds of people using special trucks that operate in high water, the US Defense Department reported.

A coastal storm fed on remnants of Idea developed into a nor’easter with hurricane strength winds battering the mid-Atlantic coast from northeast North Carolina to New Jersey. It felled trees, flooded vast areas and left at least 5 dead with another three people missing.

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WTKR reporter Kurt Williams encounters flooding up to his chest in the streets of Norfolk, VA. frame grab from CNN video.

M for the most powerful storm of the year to strike Britain

Britain was struck by “the most powerful storm of the year” yesterday as forecasters predicted fierce winds and flooding in many areas.

“For England it is probably likely to be the strongest winds this year,” British Met Office said. “It is not a surprise to see it. It is certainly a feature of weather at this time of year but 80 mph [129 km/h] is certainly getting in to the realms of winds where you are likely to see disruption due to structural damage, for instance trees coming down.”

The Met Office issued 85 flood watches, 20 flood warnings including a severe flood warning for Wales and the south of England last night as the weather system battered Britain. Flooded roads brought traffic to a standstill and forced delays and cancellations of ferry and train services.

In Cornwall gale force winds downed trees and some areas were submerged under 2 feet (60 cm) of water.

According to a weather report the storm is caused by a large  low-pressure system in the North Atlantic, extending from Newfoundland to western Europe.

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IR image provided by geostationary EUMetSat. Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

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