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Water Famine: State of Emergency Declared in Baja California

Posted by feww on March 26, 2014


Baja Declares a State of Emergency as City of Ensenada Runs Out of Water

The persistent drought has plagued Baja California, has intensifies following a dry winter, forcing the government to declare a state of emergency. The aquifers, which are the sole source of water for the port city of Ensenada, have dried up.

The state water supplier was forced to put Ensenada on a rationing regime   since January, delivering water only three times a week to most residents, said a report.

“Ensenada’s water crisis has been looming for decades, Guerrero said. Its urban population has grown rapidly, and the city increasingly competes for water with the nearby wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe.”

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Super Typhoon Headed Towards Taiwan, Okinawa

Posted by feww on September 25, 2012


[September 25, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,268 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History


Global Disasters/ Significant Events

JELAWAT Intensifies to a Super Typhoon with 265kph Winds

Super Typhoon JELAWAT, described as “violent,” is currently packing maximum sustained winds of about 265 kilometer  per hour (kph), with wind gusts exceeding 325 kph, moving NNW in the Philippines Sea at forward speeds of about 12kph.

  • The Super Storm could top maximum sustained winds of 280kph in the next 12 hours, according to models.


Other Disasters, Significant Events

  • California, USA. A wildfire 50 miles east of San Diego has destroyed at least 3 dozen buildings including 20 houses, threatening more homes and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.
    • At least a dozen other homes have reportedly been damaged by the fire.
    • The 3,000-acre blaze may have started in Mexico, officials said.
  • Philippines Sea. Typhoon EWINIAR (TY 19W), currently positioned NNW of Mariana Islands, is heading north towards Tokyo, Japan with sustained winds of about 75kph.


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Rick Strengthens to Cat 5 Hurricane

Posted by feww on October 18, 2009

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Rick Intensifies to a Ferocious Category 5 Hurricane Near Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Rick is now an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane headed toward Baja California peninsula.

Satellite imagery indicates that Rick has maximum sustained winds of 260 km/h (160 mph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

A Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale, Rick could cause catastrophic damage in its path and beyond.

As of posting, Rick is about 370km (230 miles) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and threatens to turn toward the Mexican coast on Tuesday, pummeling Baja California by early Thursday, on to mainland Mexico to dump an unprecedented amount of rain.

Rick is the  seventh hurricane of the season in eastern north Pacific.

GOES Northern Hemisphere Composite SECTOR IR Image

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Hurricane Rick  at Cat 5  Strength – Northern Hemisphere Composite Sector (IR Ch 4) – still image dated as inset. Click image to enlarge and update.

Unenhanced satellite image of Rick at Cat 5 strength showing textbook eye and near-perfect symmetry

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Hurricane Rick – Cat 5 – Still image – Dated as inset. Click image to enlarge and update.

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone

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Still image – Dated as inset. Click image to enlarge and update.

Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

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GOES Full Disk East IR- Still image. Click image to enlarge and update. [Images are updated every three (3) hours.]

Other Images of Rick

Hurricane Rick – Cat 5 – AVNColor enhancement-  Still image – Dated as inset. Click image to enlarge and update.

NOAA Polar Mapped Mosaic Composites Showing Typhoon Lupit and Hurricane Rick

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Other Satellite Images

GOES Satellite: East Pacific Hurricane Rick(EP20)

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Hurricane Norbert Now a Cat 2 off Pacific Mexico

Posted by feww on October 8, 2008

Update No.3: Norbert Makes Landfall in Mainland Mexico

Update No.2: Norbert Strengthens to a Cat 4 Hurricane

Update: Oct 8, 2008 – 09:00UTC Norbert is a major hurricane with sustained winds of 185km/hr with higher gusts, additional strengthening forecast.

Norbert, the 7th hurricane of the East Pacific season, strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast and is forecast to become a major hurricane before landfall at Baja California peninsula

Hurricane Details

  • Source: NHC
  • Forecaster: Beven
  • Date and Time: October 8, 2008 at 03:00UTC
  • Current Location: The center of hurricane Norbert was located near latitude 15.7 north, longitude 109.0 west or about 805 km south of the southern tip of Baja California.
  • Category and Wind Speed: Maximum sustained winds have increased to 165 km/hr with higher gusts.  Norbert is a Category 2A on FEWW Hurricane Scale (cat. two on the Saffir-Simpson scale) and is expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday.
  • Direction: Norbert is moving toward the west-northwest at 17 km/hr. This general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday with a turn toward the northwest expected on Thursday.
  • Wind Force Extent: Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 165 km.
  • Estimated minimum central pressure: 970 mb (28.64 inches).

Hurricane NORBERT

Image frozen – date and time as indicated. Source: NOAA.

Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities – 120 Hours

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