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Record Low Temps in Oklahoma, Texas

Posted by feww on February 12, 2011

New Record Low for Oklahoma

Record Low Temperatures Over Oklahoma and Western North Texas

Nowata, Oklahoma records lowest ever temperature, an astounding -31 degrees

“Clear skies, light winds and several inches of snow cover allowed several areas across northern Oklahoma to set all-time record low temperatures. The mesonet site in Nowata, Oklahoma dropped to an amazing -31 degrees! This established a new all-time record for the state of Oklahoma. Other locations across central and southern Oklahoma, as well across western north Texas also set daily record low temperatures. Below is a list of low temperature records that occurred [Thursday morning.]” (source: NWS).

At least 8 locations recorded all-time temperature lows!

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Posted by feww on February 12, 2011

BINGIZA to Intensify to a Cat 1 Storm

TC BINGIZA – IR Satellite image.
Source: CIMSS.  Click image to enlarge.

At 09:00UTC on February 12, TROPICAL CYCLONE BINGIZA (TC 13S) was located approx 815km (Position near 15.7ºS 53.6ºE) ENE of Antananarivo, Madagascar moving slowly southward in a weak steering environment, JTWC said.

BINGIZA is forecast to strengthen to a category 1 storm with sustained winds of near 150km/hr before making landfall.

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Intense Wave of Seismicity Strikes Bio-Bio, Chile

Posted by feww on February 12, 2011

6.9Mw Shock Hits Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Earthquake Details

  • Region: Near Coast of Central Chile
  • Time: 2011-02-11 20:05:31.9 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.9
  • Epicenter: 73.07°W 36.39°S
  • Depth: 28 km
  • Status: Revised by a seismologist
  • Source: GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin
  • Other Shocks: 5 (with the two largest measuring Mag 5.9 and 6.1Mw)

Distances (USGS)

  • 45 km (30 miles) N of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile
  • 80 km (50 miles) SW of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile
  • 85 km (55 miles) WNW of Chillan, Bio-Bio, Chile
  • 395 km (245 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Tsunami Status

  • NO Warning, Watch or Advisory issued by PTWC or WCATWC

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