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Archive for January 9th, 2011

Deadly Snowstorms Hit North America

Posted by feww on January 9, 2011

Deadly Snowstorms Hit Canada, U-S

A massive snowstorm has hit Alberta leaving at least one person dead and a dozen  others injured, a report said.

“A 55-year-old man and a 30-year-old man also suffered life-threatening injuries in two separate accidents in Calgary, said city police.”

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Snowstorms Attack the U-S

Jan 10 Update: At least nine people have been killed in weather related car crashes in the southern U-S in the past 48 hours, reports say.

Governors in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee have declared states of emergency. Many schools in the region have been force to close as a severe winter storm wreaks havoc across the region.

Snow has canceled thousands of flights to and from Atlanta. Delta canceled at least 350 flights on Sunday, and about 1,500 on Monday.

Thousands of travelers have been stranded at Orlando International Airport because of the cancellations by Delta and AirTran.

Click Image to enlarge. (24-Hr FE ED). Click HERE to Animate Image. (Source: SSEC/Wisc-Uni)

Weather Map – Click Image to Enlarge

Doppler Radar National Mosaic
NWS Radar Mosaic. Click Image to enlarge and update. (2

IR Satellite Image. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).

South Bend: Record-setting 25.4 inches of snow falls in one day

A record-setting 25.4 inches of snow fell in South Bend (Michiana) on Saturday, causing traffic accidents and slideoffs and prompting the Mayor Stephen Luecke to declare a winter weather emergency for the city through 8 am Sunday, a report said.

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Brisbane on high alert for flooding

Posted by feww on January 9, 2011

Brisbane, Qld, is on high alert for flooding as more heavy rain forecast for Monday

Emergency services have warned residents to prepare for “wild weather.”

The following areas are flooding or cut off:

  • Maryborough,
  • The Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas
  • Pine Creek (south of Bundaberg)
  • Gympie, where electricity is cut off as a precaution

Heavy rain and flash floods also reported around Maleny, a small town about 90km (56 miles) north of Brisbane.

The Mary River is forecast to reach a high of about 17m overnight, a report said.

It takes very little rain much more rain to tip the balance, Emergency Management Queensland said.

“This year with all of the catchments primed and the river’s already flooding, that 200mm of rain… could mean the difference between a minor flood and a major flood.”

One-Week Rainfall Forecast (BOM)

Rainfall Forecast for Sunday 9 January 2011 to Sunday 16 January 2011

Queensland and NSW Flood Maps [9 January 2011] – Source: BOM

Source: Image from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT-1R via Bureau of Meteorology. Posted on 9 January 2011 11:41 UTC

Flooding in Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Image of Rockmapton flood acquired by ALI on NASA’s EO-1 satellite on January 9, 2011. “The Fitzroy River cuts through the upper right quadrant of the image, and just west of the river, relatively high land remains above the flood. All around that area, flood water predominates, including areas east of the river.” Source NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (4 MB, JPEG)

Queensland Warnings Summary

National Weather and Current Warnings

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