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Missouri Storms: “Grown men were crying”

Posted by feww on April 24, 2011

EF4 Tornado Devastates Airport 

Massive Tornado Rips Through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

The most powerful tornado to strike Missouri in nearly 50 years forces the Airport to close down indefinitely

The airport officials have cancelled all departing and most arriving flights until further notice:

“All operations are closed here today and there are no flight activities until assessments can be made of the damage and what it will take to make the facility safe enough to resume flights,” an airport spokesman said.

A tornadic supercell also flattened/heavily damaged homes and businesses, felled trees and tore down power lines throughout Berkeley, Bridgeton,  Maryland Heights and several other communities in north St. Louis County.

No fatalities were reported as of posting. However, at least 5  people were reportedly hospitalized after sustaining injuries from flying glass and debris at the Airport as the mega twister ripped off the roof of the main terminal building and blew out doors and half the windows.

The tornado that ripped through the airport and the nearby neighborhoods in St. Louis County was at least an EF4 storm on the 5-level Enhanced Fujira tornado-strength scale, NWS said.

People watching the tornado from the airport terminal, suddenly had to run for their lives, as the twister ripped through the main terminal, an eye-witness told reporters.

“About the time we came into the building, the doors blew off,”  he said.

“Literally 10 seconds later, it was over. It’s amazing to me more people weren’t hurt.”

Another eyewitness said:

“Glass was blowing everywhere. The ceiling was falling. The wind was blowing debris all over the place,” she said.

“It was like being in a horror movie. Grown men were crying. It was horrible.”

US Weather Forecast Map


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Severe Weather and Flash Flooding Forecast


Several waves of thunderstorms will move through the region during the next few days, with heavy rainfall contributing to flash flooding and ongoing river flooding across parts of Missouri and Illinois. Some of the storms may also be severe, especially on Monday and Monday night. NWS


Graphical Nowcast.
A front has stalled over the area and will remain in the area through the weekend with periods of heavy rain producing thunderstorms and an increasingly high risk for flooding. Source: NWS/MO

State of Emergency

Missouri Gov Nixon has declared a states of emergency after preliminary reports showed about 100 homes were destroyed and 750 other buildings were damaged as a result of the storm, leaving hundreds of people displaced.

“Its just amazing that an F-4 tornado could come through a highly populated area with no fatalities. People got a 34-minute warning and that warning saved countless lives,” Nixon said.

About 50,000 homes were without electricity, after the storm tore down power lines.


Bridgeton, MO, was one of the areas severly damaged by Friday storms. The twister damage was followed by extra-large hail and flash flooding. Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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US Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms, Strong Winds, Flooding, Fire

Posted by feww on April 5, 2011

Severe weather forecast for much of the U.S.


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Low pressure system over Chicago with cold front to Dallas moving east

  • Risk of severe weather in conjunction with thunderstorms
  • “A second storm moving onshore over the Pacific Northwest will move to the Upper Mississippi Valley by Tuesday evening. High elevation snow and low elevation rain will move into parts of the northern High Plains, northern and central Rockies on Tuesday.”

A large area of the Southeast and Midwest at risk of severe weather

  • Primary target: Parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
  • Secondary target:  All or parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.
“Parts of the risk area and the central Plains area have also been alerted to driving problems from high winds that will dominate the Plains and the Southeast.
“Forecasters said winds would range from 15-25 mph with gusts to 35-40 mph to areas of 30-35 mph winds gusting to around 50 mph, to sustained winds of 45-55 mph with gusts to 75 mph in western Wyoming. High winds will cause difficulties in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.”

Wildfires:

“Officials hope to avoid a repeat of the wildfire outbreak experienced Sunday in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Kansas. Wildfire details included:
  • Colorado – Baca County fire near Walsh burned only 30 acres but burned into Walsh and forced evacuation of 120 homes, contained Sunday evening; Crystal Wildland Fire in Larimer County burned approximately 4,500 acres and is 5 percent contained
  • New Mexico – White Fire near Ruidoso burned 2,000-3,000 acres and destroyed at least 4 homes
  • Kansas – Grassland wildfire in Grant Haskell and Stevens counties burned approximately 9,000 acres, 3 homes destroyed, 100 percent contained in Grant County, 70 percent in Stevens County and 80 percent in Haskell County
  • Oklahoma – Guymon Fire burned 7,500 acres and destroyed 12 homes
  • Texas – Fire near Midland burned 500 acres and threatened houses and oil field equipment; Justiceberg fire in Garza County burned 2,000 acres, threatens more than 20 homes; Bates field fire in Ector County burned 2,500 acres but no structures lost, evacuees being allowed to return; smaller fires included Willow View fire in Hardeman County, South Road fire in Yoakum County and Rancho Real fire in Real County.” [Drought Information Update: Drought worsens with limited precipitation in March]

Flooding

NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service showed 111 gauge sites at some level of flooding.

  • 13 sites were at Major Flood levels,
  • 23 sites at Moderate Flood
  • 75 sites at Minor Flood

Additionally

  • 109 sites were at Near Flood

Major flooding is occurring on Devils Lake, Stump Lake, The James River, the Wild Rice River, the Minnesota River, the Cottonwood River and the Mississippi River. Details available at http://water.weather.gov/ahps/index.php?stage=7

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US Severe Weather Forecast: T-Storms, Tornadoes

Posted by feww on April 4, 2011

Tornadoes Could Torpedo Tornado Alley

Arkansas

Texas

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Red Flag Warnings in Seven States

Posted by feww on April 3, 2011

Strong Winds Sunday & Severe Weather Possibilities: NWS

Strong winds and low relative humidity prompts National Weather Service to issue Red Flag Warnings in at least 7 states:  Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Check map also for flood warnings.


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Nine tornadoes tore through the Tampa Bay area

NWS has confirmed that at least 9 tornadoes tore through the Tampa Bay area, three each in Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, as  a strong weather front moved through the area three days ago.

“Substantial damage occurred in the Palm River, Riverview and Interbay Boulevard areas, where the weather service said two tornadoes touched down in a 10-minute period.” Said a report.

About 87,000 customers lost power during the storm. “Some of the homes and businesses were so severely damaged that even if we restore a neighborhood, the customer has problems receiving the power,” a TECO spokesman said.

Record High Temperatures Across Northern & Central New Mexico

NWS has reoported the following preliminary temperatures for NM on Saturday April 2.

LOCATION                    NEW RECORD        OLD RECORD

ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT             83              82/1966
FARMINGTON AIRPORT              80              75/1966
CHAMA                           70              66/2002
LOS ALAMOS                      75              72/2002
DULCE                           73              72/2002
SANTA FE                        77              74/2002
CLAYTON AIRPARK                 86              84/1946
GALLUP AIRPORT                  76              75/2002
TUCUMCARI AIRPORT               91              90/1946
RUIDOSO AIRPORT                 75              72/1967
ROSWELL AIRPORT                 95              90/1966
CLOVIS                          90              89/1943

Severe Weather Pounds North and Central Georgia

(March 26-27, 2011)

A complex storm system tracked from Texas into the Mississippi River Valley and across Georgia on March 26 and 27 bringing severe weather to north and central Georgia. More…


Large Hail fell in Moreland (Coweta County), GA. Credit: NWS. Click image to enlarge.

An EF-1 tornado tracked across Laurens County with maximum winds estimate at 90 MPH and a maximum path width of 500 yards. It touched down around 9:40 PM EST about 1.8 miles west of Brewton and traveled east approximately 3.5 miles before lifting. Hundreds of trees were snapped or downed and about 30 structures were damaged, More …


Path of EF-1 tornado that struck Brewton in Laurens County, GA. Credit: NWS

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U.S. Floods Hit Texas, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Missouri …

Posted by feww on June 10, 2010

Texas

Flooding in Texas is said to have killed  at least one resident “as 11 inches of rain in two southern counties caused evacuation of several communities, authorities said,” UPI reported.

“It’s a madhouse out here,” a police lieutenant said. “We’ve made several rescues, and we’re in the middle of many more now.”

“Originally, we heard an estimate of 50 people needing shelter, but they’re bringing buses in,” American Red Cross spokeswoman Susie Walker-Atchison said. “Also, there’s some flooding that’s preventing people from getting to the shelters.”


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Wyoming

A 22-square-mile section of Fremont County including about 2,000 homes is flooded or threatened by flooding, the Wyoming National Guard reported.

“Fremont County has already been declared a disaster area by the state because of widespread flooding from raging rivers, a report said.

“Rapidly melting mountain snowpack and rain have pushed rivers in the area to record or near-record levels, washing away bridges, flooding homes and curtailing drinking water supplies. Flooding also is occurring in south-central Wyoming, but sandbagging efforts have proved largely successful in Saratoga and other small communities threatened.” AP reported.


US Weather Hazard Map. Click image to enter NWS portal.

Greeley, Colorado

The swollen Poudre River has flooded parts of Greeley, Colorado. Carp were reportedly spotted crossing a flooded street. See also:  Afternoon weather could bring flooding, severe storms

Oregon

Heavy rain and melting snow have triggered severe flooding in eastern Oregon, damaging or destroying “many roads, bridges, trails and recreation sites on the 2.4-million-acre” Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, according to a report. A state of emergency has been declared.

Utah

As many of Salt Lake County residents begin cleaning up from flooding  thousands of others anxiously monitor the weather and swollen rivers. County officials have warned of  the high risk of flooding on the eastern Wasatch Front  into Thursday, a report said.

Missouri

Severe storms brought in heavy rains pummeling parts of Kansas City metro area, and causing flash flooding in many low-lying areas which forced some businesses along Indian Creek in the south of the city to evacuate, a report said.

“It looks pretty powerful, the size of trees coming down, it’s just completely manipulative,” said a resident who lives near the creek.

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U.S. Weather Forecast March 4, 2010

Posted by feww on March 4, 2010

Rain, Snow with 90 percent Probability of Coastal Flooding

Tides and onshore winds will cause flooding of low areas along the shore

US weather forecast Map  (Still Image) – Click images to enlarge.

US weather Forecast Map (regularly updated)
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US weather Hazards Map at 13:11UTC March 4, 2010

BELOW: Current Hazard Map.

SEE Forecasts below:

Hazardous marine condition(s):
Gale Warning

ANZ094-041500-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HAGUE LINE S OF 1000 FM
400 AM EST THU MAR 4 2010

TODAY
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 13 TO 21 FT SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 18 FT. WINDS AND SEAS
BECOMING HIGHEST E. SCATTERED SHOWERS. ISOLATED TSTMS E OF 68W
EARLY.

TONIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT EARLY…DIMINISHING TO 20
TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 15 FT. HIGHEST WINDS AND
SEAS E. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRI AND FRI NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15
FT…HIGHEST E. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SAT
N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 6 TO 10 FT LATE…HIGHEST SE.

SUN
NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 6 FT LATE…HIGHEST SE.

MON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY…INCREASING TO W 15 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT LATE.
$$

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SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT…WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

AMZ080-041530-
SW N ATLANTIC S OF 31N W OF 65W INCLUDING BAHAMAS
430 AM EST THU MAR 04 2010

GALE WARNING N OF 27N E OF 71W

TODAY
N OF 27N E OF 71W W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT
IN NW SWELL. ELSEWHERE N OF 25N E OF BAHAMAS W TO NW WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT IN NW SWELL. W OF BAHAMAS NW WINDS 15 TO
20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT…EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT IN STRAITS OF FL.
ELSEWHERE W OF FRONT W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT
IN NW SWELL. E OF FRONT SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS FAR SE WATERS.

TONIGHT
N OF 26N E OF 78W NE OF BAHAMAS W TO NW WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT IN NW SWELL. S OF 23N NW TO N WINDS 10 TO
15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT E OF BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FT W OF BAHAMAS.
ELSEWHERE W OF BAHAMAS NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT. FROM 23N TO 26N NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW
SWELL. N OF BAHAMAS W OF 78W NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5
TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS FAR SE WATERS.

FRI AND FRI NIGHT
N OF 27N AND FROM 25N TO 27N E OF 73W NW
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT IN NW SWELL…EXCEPT 5 TO 8
FT W OF 78W. W OF BAHAMAS NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FT. ELSEWHERE W OF FRONT NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT IN NW SWELL. E OF FRONT SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS FAR SE WATERS.

SAT
W OF BAHAMAS N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ELSEWHERE NW
TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N SWELL…EXCEPT 5 TO
7 FT W OF 78W.

SUN
W OF BAHAMAS N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN
N SWELL. ELSEWHERE N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…EXCEPT BECOMING N TO NE
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT S OF 22N SUN NIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N
SWELL…EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT W OF 78W.

MON
N OF 28N W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 FT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. W OF
BAHAMAS E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ELSEWHERE NE WINDS 5 TO
10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN N SWELL.

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US Northeast Snow Records Broken

Posted by feww on February 11, 2010

2010 Year One of the Extremes?

In Winter Officially Starts Today! posted on December 20, 2009, Fire-Earth Warned ‘The Heaviest Blanket of Snow in 100 Years Covered Most of the Northeast US Yesterday’ would be

A Dry Run for Climate Chaos Heading Our Way

So far the Moderators’ prediction has proved 100 percent correct!

As the federal offices in the capital remained shut for a fourth day, public transport reduced by up to 95 percent of the services in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, on Thursday, and as thousands of flights canceled throughout the Northeast and many highways closed, due to blizzard conditions, new snow records were set in the area.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that Wednesday’s blizzard had set a new record of 110cm (54.9 inches) in Washington breaking the capital’s 110-year-old record (54.5 inches set in 1898-99).
  • Baltimore broke its all-time seasonal record with 183cm (72 inches).
  • Philadelphia’s 2009-10 snowfall record of 179cm (70.5 inches) has so far surpassed its previous all-time record of the 65.5-inch total set in 1995-96  winter.

Meanwhile Maryland Governor Martin O’Mally declared a state of emergency, keeping government offices closed in the state.

FIRE-EARTH Forecast for the rest of 2010 (assuming there would be an end to the winter):

Expect soaring temperatures throughout North America and most of Europe. Prepare for primordial, swampy weather!

And this is just Year One for the weather extremes caused by climatic chaos that is heading our way!

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Arctic Weather for Northern US

Posted by feww on January 13, 2009

US Weather Forecast: Cold, Freezing Cold!

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast a combination of freezing winds and cold temperatures for much of the central and Northern Plains, as well as the Upper Midwest resulting in dangerous wind chill values of 30 degrees below zero or colder.


Map of Forecast Temperatures for the US.  Source: NWS/NOAA

The cold snap is expected to begin Tuesday morning with temperatures of -15 in the north and wind chills of -15 to -30. The Arctic spell will remain in the state for about a week. The wind chills may drop to -40 in parts of the northwest, the coldest weather in 20 years.

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