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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – October 18, 2014

Posted by feww on October 18, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
DEADLY CYCLONE
DEADLY HURRICANE
DEADLY BLIZZARD
CROP DISASTERS
STATE TERRORISM
US COVERT WAR
SCENARIOS  888, 887, 785, 444, 200, 111, 100, 071, 070, 066, 047, 027, 024, 023, 04, 02
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Cyclone HUDHUD: At least 41 dead, tens of thousands of homes destroyed

Death toll from cyclone HUDHUD has climbed to at least 41 in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, with tens of thousands of homes flattened and large swathes of crops destroyed.

Moisture carried north into Himalaya by the cyclone caused severe snowstorms in Nepal unleashing avalanches around Annapurna, the world’s 10th-highest peak (8,090m), killing at least 39 hikers, injuring nearly 200 others and leaving more than 50 missing, as of posting.

US carries out its 400th drone attack in Pakistan

US has carried out at least 400 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, killing about 2,400 people, but only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan were al Qaeda members, said a report.

“Only 704 of the 2,379 dead have been identified, and only 295 of these were reported to be members of some kind of armed group,” reported the  Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

US drone strikes and other US covert actions are currently being conducted in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, said the report.

Hurricane GONZALO Slams into Bermuda

GONZALO slammed into Bermuda with winds of about 180 km/h ( category 3 hurricane) cutting power to tens of thousands of customers, and causing what is believed to be widespread damage across the 53-km² Island.

Roads are blocked by fallen trees and downed utility poles, with serious damage across the island caused by powerful winds and flooding, the Royal Gazette reported.

In 2003, Hurricane FABIAN, also a Category 3 storm, raked the island, causing about $300 million in damage.

GONAZALO caused destruction in the Caribbean earlier, killing at least one person in St. Maarten, according to reports.

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Hurricane Bill Chemically ‘Neutered?’

Posted by feww on August 21, 2009

Finally MODIS Rapid Response Team releases an ‘up-to-date’ [only one day old!] image of Hurricane Bill

And so pleased with the work, they moved the image acquisition date forward by 30 days to September 30, 2009!

Bill
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this photo-like image of Hurricane Bill northeast of Puerto Rico at 10:55 a.m., local time (14:55 UTC) on August 20, 2009. Bill is large, sprawling across hundreds of kilometers from end to end, and has so has a clear eye. The National Hurricane Center expected Hurricane Bill to track northwest between the United States’s East coast and Bermuda, possibly crossing over Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on August 23.  The high-resolution image provided is at MODIS’ full spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.  NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Holli Riebeek. [Edited for brevity by FEWW.]

Bill one day earlier
Bill, a day earlier (or 30 days later!). Hurricane Bill
captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite  at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 18, 2009.
Credits:  See top image. [Image added to the post on August 22, 2009]

Bill - abnormal lines

As for the chemical treatment [ ‘re-engineering’] hint, notice the thin, curvy line which emerges at 8  o’clock and rejoins Bill’s  ‘mane’ at 10 o’clock [there are also two shorter similar lines starting at about 6 o’clock just south of the eye] appear to be an abnormal aberration.  Could it be that Bill is chemically sprayed in an attempt to  ‘control’ and  ‘re-engineer’ it—to slow it down and make it disintegrate?

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Revved-up Bertha Becomes A Hurricane Again!

Posted by feww on July 19, 2008

Will she hold her strength this time despite the official forecast?


Hurricane Bertha: Satellite image July 19, 2008 00:15UTC – NOAA

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HURRICANE BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 63
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008
500 PM AST FRI JUL 18 2008

…BERTHA BECOMES A HURRICANE AGAIN…

AT 500 PM AST…2100Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 37.6 NORTH…LONGITUDE 50.6 WEST OR ABOUT 640 MILES…
1035 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 22 MPH…35 KM/HR…AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH…120 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. BERTHA SHOULD SLOWLY WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND
BEGIN TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS LATE ON SATURDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES…75 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
MILES…280 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 989 MB…29.21 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION…37.6 N…50.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTHEAST NEAR 22 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…989 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.

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FORECASTER BLAKE

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Bertha Revving UP!

Posted by feww on July 15, 2008

BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS…


A satellite Image of Bertha before arriving in Bermuda. NOAA, Jul 10, 2008

  • AT 800 PM AST [Atlantic Standard Time]…0000Z [GMT]…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.4 NORTH…LONGITUDE 64.0 WEST OR ABOUT 85 MILES…135 KM…NORTH-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
  • LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA…AND THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
  • DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO OCCURRING ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST FROM THE CAROLINAS THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
  • BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN BERMUDA OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

Excerpts from TROPICAL STORM BERTHA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 47A
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 PM AST MON JUL 14 2008

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Hurricane Bertha Slows Down

Posted by feww on July 12, 2008

See Latest Update [July 14, 2008] Bertha Revving UP!

Bertha slows down, but her large eye looks menacing


A satellite image of Bertha as she appeared on July 12, 2008 at 00:15UTC – NOAA


Bertha [Latest image – Updated] Source: NOAA

HURRICANE BERTHA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 35A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008
800 PM AST FRI JUL 11 2008

…CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE BERTHA STILL SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND
CRAWLING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD…

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.

AT 800 PM AST…0000Z…THE LARGE EYE OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS
CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 62.3 WEST OR ABOUT
250 MILES…400 KM…SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH…7 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY…
FOLLOWED BY A CONTINUED SLOW MOTION TOWARD THE NORTH OR
NORTH-NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. ON THIS TRACK…THE CENTER OF BERTHA IS
EXPECTED TO SLOWLY PASS TO THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST OF BERMUDA DURING
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH…150 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. BERTHA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES…55 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES…220 KM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT BERTHA COULD COME CLOSE ENOUGH
TO BERMUDA WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO BRING WINDS OF
TROPICAL STORM FORCE TO THAT ISLAND AND ADJACENT WATERS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON EARLIER AIRCRAFT DATA IS
976 MB…28.82 INCHES.

THE OUTER BANDS OF BERTHA ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN BERMUDA OF 1 TO 2 INCHES DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

REPEATING THE 800 PM AST POSITION…29.3 N…62.3 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…976 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.

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FORECASTER KNABB

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UPDATE: HURRICANE BERTHA

Posted by feww on July 10, 2008

See Latest Update [July 14, 2008] Bertha Revving UP!

5:00 PM AST WED JUL 09 2008

BERTHA STRENGTHENS BACK TO A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE

Hurricane BERTHA Public Advisory #27

AT 500 PM AST…2100Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 24.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 58.1 WEST OR ABOUT 560 MILES…
900 KM…NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ABOUT 660
MILES…1060 KM…SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.


Portrait of Bertha [Updated] NOAA

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH…165 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS AND BERTHA COULD AGAIN BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE.


Bertha Heading West/Northwest. [Updated] NOAA

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES…45 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES…220 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB…28.64 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF COULD BEGIN AFFECTING PORTIONS OF BERMUDA
TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION…24.8 N…58.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…105 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…970 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST. FORECASTER RHOME

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